Left at 9 a.m. for Basey Samar to inspect the 95th Infantry Regiment, commanded by Major Abia. Pleasantly surprised with appearance of officers & men. Left at 1 p.m. but my L.C.I. was grounded & we were not able to leave until 2 p.m. Returned to Tacloban.
Basilio J. Valdes
Basilio J. Valdes, M.D. (July 10, 1892 –January 26, 1970), soldier, doctor, cabinet member, businessman. Chief of Staff, Philippine Army, 1939-1945; Secretary of National Defense in the Quezon and Osmeña War Cabinets, 1941-45. Professor of Surgery at the University of Santo Tomas (UST), Medical Director of Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, 1948-1970.All Posts