Diary of Aurelio Alvero

November 19, 1944

3:30 p.m. Before we parted, Director General Yoshida took me to his room to discuss important secret matters. He wanted me to organizer an organization. I suggested that the O.P.O.G. [Our People’s Own Guerrillas] was the answer. I explained to him my concept of the coup to fortify our state: on the left hand, the O.P.O.G. doing the destructive work; and on the center, the league of patriotic Filipinos [Makapili] making a frontal attack. He saw my point and we parted in agreement.