The President Quezon’s Own Guerrillas or PQOG was one of the large guerrilla organizations that operated in Southern Luzon during the Japanese occupation and into the liberation of Batangas. It had many affiliated outfits in Batangas, many of which filed for official recognition by the United States Army that they were elements of the Philippine Army in the service of the U.S. Armed forces during the liberation. Among these were Companies A, B, C and D of the 38th Regiment, 35th Division, I Corps of the PQOG. In this page is a transcription1 a letter sent by Lt. Col. W. P. Moore of the United States Army accepting Aludio Reyes’ request for reconsideration after an earlier non-favorable decision on the request for recognition to the previously mentioned companies.
UNITED STATES ARMY FORCES WESTERN PACIFIC
OFFICE OF THE COMMANDING GENERAL
Mr. Aludio Reyes
Dear Mr. Reyes:
This will acknowledge receipt of your letter, dated 17 September 1946, in which you request reconsideration of the unfavorable decision rendered by this headquarters on 27 August 1946 with regards to the recognition of Companies A, B, C and D, 38th Regiment, 35th Division.
It is the desire of this headquarters to avoid all appearance of arbitrary and unjust decisions in the case of claimant guerrilla units. Your request for reconsideration is, therefore, accepted. It must be emphasized, however, that it would extremely helpful if you were to forward such additional pertinent documentary evidence as has not been submitted previously and which, you feel, reflects favorably upon your claim. These additional data should be original documents, or photostatic copies of the original documents, or true copies of the original documents certified to by United States Army officers of field grade on duty with the Guerrilla Affairs Branch, G-3 Section, of this headquarters.
Your request for reconsideration will be placed in the appropriate file in this headquarters to await action at the earliest time at which it is practicable to re-investigate. You must appreciate that hundreds of claimant guerrilla units are being investigated presently, and that re-investigation and reconsideration of units must necessarily follow them. It is, therefore, suggested that you defer further inquiry into the status of your reconsideration for at least four months from the date of receipt of this letter, inasmuch as frequent inquiries are neither necessary nor desirable because of the time consumed in superfluous correspondence.
W. P. MOORE
Lt. Col., AGD
Ass’t Adj Gen
Lt. Col. Hugh L. Carnahan:
Request of Mr. Aludio Reyes, Lipa, Batangas dtd 17 Sep 46 for the reconsideration of the unfavorable decision rendered by this hq on 27 Aug 46 with regards to the recgn of Cos A, B, C and D, 38th Regt, 35th Div.
1. Request for reconsideration is accepted, however, it would be extremely helpful if you forwarded additional pertinent documentary evidence not previously submitted to reflect favorably on your claim.
2. Upon receipt of this info, request will be placed in pending files this hq. Suggestion made to defer all inquiries for 4 months.
Maj Douglas C. Murray
Notes and references:
“Co’s A, B, C, D, 38th
Inf Regt, 35th
Div, I Corps, PQOG,” File No. 271-14, online at the United States National Archives.