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I. The Philippines and WWII II. II. Japanese Occupation and the Second Philippine Republic III. Battles for Liberation The Philippines and WWII The Philippines and the WWII Philippines prepares for war. On July 26, 1941, Lt. Gen. Douglas MacArthur, Military Adviser to the Philippine commonwealth, was asked by President Theodore Roosevelt to take command of the newly formed United States Armed Forces in the Far East (USAFFE). The Japanese era started December 8, 1941 (10 hours after the bombing on Pearl Harbor, which is the strongest U.S Base in Hawaii) December 10, 1941, the Japanese successfully breached Luzon. December 20, Japanese forces landed in Davao. First Japanese attack in Visayas was on December 18. MacArthur ordered the military supplies of USAFFE to Corregidor and Bataan. On December 23, Gen. MacArthur put into effect the secret military plan WPO-3 (War Plan Orange No.3) On December 24, 1941, President Quezon moved to Corregidor where the Commonwealth Government was transferred. On December 26, Gen. MacArthur declared Manila an “Open City.” On December 30, 1941, President Quezon and VP Osmenia took oath for the second inaugural ceremonies of the Commonwealth. On January 2, 1942, Japanese entered Manila in a bloodless occupation. President Roosevelt ordered President Quezon to go to US to serve as a Philippine government-in-exile. He left Corregidor by submarine on February 20. Heroisms: Mess Sergeant Jose Calugas, a Filipino army cook manned an abandoned canon and delayed the Japanese forces. Igorot Company fought against 20th Japanese Infantry and won. President Roosevelt ordered MacArthur to go to Australia and take command of the newly-formed Southwest Pacific Asia. Gen. MacArthur left o n the night of March 11, 1942. On March 17, at Bachelor Field he left the words “I shall return.”…...

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