Diary of Ramon A. Alcaraz

June 7, 1941

As war clouds continue to gather in our Pacific region with intense Jap mil activities in nearby Indo-China, emboldened by their pact with Germany and Italy, US military dependents are being evacuated to the US mainland. The last batch of US dependents departed today aboard the US Army Transport US Grant.

Intense military training are not confined only to the OSP but PA wide also.  My 29 classmates completed their training at the Infantry School, Camp Murphy, QC under Gen Mateo Capinpin.  Their services are in great demand, so I hear from my former high school classmate and fellow Bulakenio, Cav Faustino “Tinoy” Sebastian, who tried PAAC first, washed out to graduate No. 1 in the Infantry School.  These ’40 new graduates are being distributed all over the 10 Mil Districts as key Os.

According to Tinoy, the assignments are as follows:

Infantry School as Instructors: 3d Lts. Faustino Sebastian, Antonio Perez, Hospicio Tuazon & Ricardo Angeles; 1st Reg Div: 3d Lts David Pelayo, Jose Javier, Pedro Dulay, Alfredo Filart, Lucendro Galang, Delfin Argao, Ed Navarro, Joe Esguerra & Charles Corpuz; Albay: Epimaco Orias; Cebu: Daniel Iway; Cotabato: Salvador Piccio, Abenir Bornales, Marcelino Santos & Mel Acosta; Davao; Ramon Q Nosce, Romeo Lising & Francisco del Castillo; Panay – Ramon Gelvezon; Lanao: Felipe Fetalvero;  Leyte:  Sofio  Bayron; Negros Occ: Uldarico Baclagon;  Negros Or: Pacifico Barrios;  Samar;   Eduardo Soliman; Zambales:  Ciceron dela Cruz; 4th MD-Pedro Bersola;  31st Inf – Diosdado Garcia; & 83rd Inf Div – Aristoteles Olayvar.