zondag 20 januari 2013
Ramon A. Alcaraz -- 21 januari 1943
After briefing them of the condition of peace and order in Vizcaya with my good rapport with local Japanese military authorities, Col. Ramirez informed me of recent developments since our meeting at Miss Lulu Reyes place last month. He said the Japanese are clamping on guerrillas that early this month, a counter-intelligence unit under one, Gen. Baba started at Kempei-tai HQ in Manila. The Sakdalistas set up their own informant network called “Makapili” reporting directly to Baba. Raids were made often and it was reported that Col. Thorpe operating from Mt Pinatubo was captured near Ft. Stotsenburg, while Capt. Joe Barker was captured in Manila and both are now in Ft. Santiago. Col. Ramirez also reported that guerrilla leader Ralph McGuire was captured and executed. The Colonel also cautioned me to be very careful. They left later for Cagayan province whose Sr. Inspector is my classmate Leoncio Tan ’28.
Ramon A. Alcaraz (1915-2009) was een Filippijnse militair. Dagboekragmeneten van hem zijn te lezen bij The Philippine Diary Project.