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Taysan Regiment's Non-Recognition and other Related Documents

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The President Quezon’s Own Guerrillas or PQOG was another of the large guerrilla organizations that operated in southern Luzon, including the Province of Batangas, during the Japanese occupation of the Philippines all the way to the liberation of the province by the American and Allied forces. It had many affiliate units in Luzon, including one purportedly founded by one Isidro G. Sulit in the town of Taysan which called itself the 36th Regiment, 35th Infantry Division, PQOG. In this page are transcriptions1 of miscellaneous documents of the 36the Taysan Regiment including one from the United States Army informing it of non-recognition.
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HEADQUARTERS
PHILIPPINES-RYUKYUS COMMAND
OFFICE OF THE COMMANDING GENERAL

GSCPU 091 PI / 442 APO 707
19 MAR 1947


Lt Col Isidro G. Sulit
Poblacion, Taysan
Batangas, P.I.

Dear Mr. Sulit:

The Commanding General has directed that you be informed that the 36th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division (PQOG), purporting to be a guerrilla organization under your nominal control, has not been favorably considered for recognition.

It is felt that the recognition extended to personnel of the PQOG General Headquarters and of the 2nd Infantry Regiment, President Quezon’s Own Guerrillas (PQOG), a composite unit from the overall command, constitutes just and adequate acknowledgement of military service.

This decision does not preclude individual requests for casualty recognition by injured personnel or their heirs. Upon request from interested individuals, appropriate casualty forms will be forwarded.

Sincerely,

THOMAS J. BROWN
CWO, USA
ASST ADJ GEN


Col. Gerald F. Lillard:

Basic, ltr from Isidro G. Sulit to CG, PHILRYCOM, requesting recgn of the 36th Inf Regt, 35th Div (PQOG).


[Sgd.] 1st Lt Charles L. Homewood

Concur: Major C. H. Wentzell, Actg Chief, Unit Branch


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HEADQUARTERS
“PRESIDENT QUEZON’S OWN GUERRILLAS”
Manila

30 January 1947

SUBJECT


TO
: Withdrawal of Units' Requests for Recognition
  from GAD, G-3, PHILRYCOM file, Request for

: The Chief of Guerrilla Affairs Division
  G-3, PHILRYCOM

1. Request withdrawal of all recognition requests from my organization, the President Quezon’s Own Guerrillas or PQOG.

2. Exceptions to this request are the Revision of Dates for the recognized members of my command and the recognition of PQOG guerrilla casualties.

3. Request further that this be granted after the announcement of official recognition of the “PQOG General Headquarters” and the “2nd Inf Regt, PQOG (Composite Unit)” which included the most deserving members of my command.

s/ Vicente S. Umali
t/ VICENTE S. UMALI
Col Inf 0-48192 (Grla)
Commanding


REPRODUCED:

10 March 1947


[Sgd.] PROTACIO CABIA
1st Lt., Inf., AUS
Chief, Records Section



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CONGRESS OF THE PHILIPPINES
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
MANILA

May 24, 1946


Mr. W. P. Moore
Colonel, AGD
Ass’t Adj. Gen.

S i r :

For and in behalf of Mr. Isidro G. Sulit of Taysan, Batangas, who has filed with that office his application for unit recognition of the 1st Bn. Independent Unit (Pres. Quezon’s Own Guerrillas), permit me to ask you to hand down as early as practicable your determination of his application.

This request is based on the ground that a further delay in the determination of this matter may be taken as an abandonment of the interest of his colleagues.

Thanking you in advance for this favor, I remain

Truly yours,


[Sgd.] COSME P. GARCIA
Representative 3rd District, Bohol

Notes and references:
1 “36th Inf Regt, 35th Div, I Corps, PQOG,” File No. 271-13, online at the United States National Archives.

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