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Basilio J. Valdes Digitized Collection

The Basilio J. Valdes Digitized Collection is a library of important papers, letters and memoirs covering the Commonwealth, World War II, and Post-War eras of the Philippines. President Manuel L. Quezon designated Major Valdes as Chief of Staff through Executive Order No. 179. Before the Commonwealth government withdrew to Corregidor, Valdes was also made a member of President Quezon’s War Cabinet on December 24, 1941, serving as Secretary of Defense, Public Works, Communications and Labor for t...



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Letter from Claro M. Recto to the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Manila Syozo Murata on the improvement of relations between the Filipinos and the Japanese
Topics: Basilio Valdes, World War II, official papers, letters, Secretary of National Defense and...
Letters from Acting Post-Office Inspector Benedicto Cunanan to Secretary of National Defense and Communications Major General Basilio Valdes on the opening of post offices in the Province of Leyte
Topics: Basilio Valdes, World War II, Leyte, official papers, letters, Secretary of National Defense and...
4 files containing: Department Order No. 13 issued by Felipe Agoncillo Letter from Feliciano Ocampo re: copy of Order No. 13 Letter from Honorio Ventura to Dr. Valdes Department Order No. 8 issued by Honorio Ventura
Topics: Basilio Valdes, Early Years, official papers
Assorted correspondence pertaining to the delivery of postage stamps and the restoration of the postal service in Leyte in 1945
Topics: Basilio Valdes, Secretary of National Defense and Communications, World War II, leyte, official...
Documents pertaining to the decoration conferred upon Lt. Colonel Basilio Valdes by the King of Belgium
Topics: Basilio Valdes, Early Years, Medicine, Military, awards and decorations
Message of General Basilio Valdes during the Thanksgiving Mass at Quiapo Church, May 13, 1945, along with the Act's Official Program
Topics: Basilio Valdes, World War II, speeches
Assorted documents and letters from Major General Basilio J. Valdes' term as chairman of the Board of Inquiry in 1944
Topics: Basilio Valdes, World War II, Board of Inquiry, official papers, letters
Foreword reads: "The present study collects and compiles the Commonwealth statutes affecting the Philippine Army. Some of the important executive orders, and other legal sources are also contained in it. Amendments to the National Defense Act are found in such widely scattered sources that the compilation of the law in its present form, incorporating all amendments, will serve as a reference to the legal basis of the Army. A list of executive messages and important speeches of the...
Topics: Basilio Valdes, World War II, official papers, Philippine Army
General Headquarters Southwest Pacific Area: Officers' Roster
Topics: Basilio Valdes, World War II, official papers, Philippine Army
A list of officers and staff of the United States Armed Forces in the Far East (USAFFE) Higher Commands as of December 8, 1941
Topics: Basilio Valdes, World War II, Military, official papers
The Philippine Lion December-January 1960
Topics: Basilio Valdes, Postwar, magazines, Basilio Valdes
Special Orders No. 153 - Appointing the members of the Military Commission for the Trial of War Criminals
Topics: Basilio Valdes, Postwar, Military, official papers
Circular No. 100 on Efficiency Reports of the Philipine Army
Topics: Basilio Valdes, World War II, official papers, Military
Correspondence pertaining to decorations awarded by France to Dr. Basilio Valdes
Topics: Basilio Valdes, Early Years, Military, awards and decorations
Accomplished questionnaire for Who's Who in the Philippines
Topics: Basilio Valdes, Commonwealth, personal files
Special Orders No. 48 - Extracts from orders authorizing the promotions of Jose Ozamiz, P. R. Velona, Juan Elizalde, and Hanz Menzi
Topics: Basilio Valdes, World War II, official papers, Military
Schedule - Counter Intelligence Corps Training School (Filipino BN School, August 24-September 16, 1944)
Topics: Basilio Valdes, World War II, Military, official papers
Letters to Secretary of National Defense and Communications Major General Basilio Valdes from Benedicto Cunanan and Stanley Lambert regarding telegraph instruments which may be used in reestablishing communications between Tacloban and Palo, Leyte
Topics: Basilio Valdes, World War II, Leyte, official papers, letters, Secretary of National Defense and...
Basilio Valdes Speeches - Graduation of Students of Optometry
Topics: Basilio Valdes, Postwar, speeches, Medicine, speeches
Schedule of Salary Rates and Allowances for Officers and Enlisted Men in accordance with Executive Order No. 4 dated 11 July 1946.
Topics: Basilio Valdes, Postwar, Military, official papers
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Memorandum for the President of the Philippines presenting the proposed initial seniority list of the Philippine Army contemplating the promotion of officers.
Topics: Basilio Valdes, Commonwealth, Military, Armed Forces of the Philippines
Confidential Government Report: Census of Professions 1939 (Accomplished by Major General Basilio Valdes)
Topics: Basilio Valdes, Commonwealth, official papers, reports
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Issue of The Herald Mid-Week Magazine Wednesday, June 8, 1938 Volume VIII, No. 3 Edited by Vicente L. del Fierro
Topics: Basilio Valdes, Commonwealth, magazines
Memorandum from Major General Basilio Valdes to Philippine Army Chief Major General Chas Stivers regarding appointments and promotions
Topics: Basilio Valdes, World War II, official papers, Military, Secretary of National Defense, memorandum
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Official Gazette Volume 41 Number 1 Edited at the Department of Instruction and Information, under Commonwealth Act No. 638 Entered as second-class matter, Manila Post Office, December 26, 1905 Manila, Philippines, April, 1945
Topics: Basilio Valdes, World War II, official papers, Official Gazette
Oath of Office - Major General Basilio Valdes as Deputy Chief of Staff of the Philippine Army
Topics: Basilio Valdes, Commonwealth, Philippine Army, official papers
Letter to Major General Valdes from Dwight Eisehower regarding the Wings awarded by the Philippine Air Force
Topics: Basilio Valdes, World War II, official papers, Military
Check sheets of files pertaining to actions to be taken by the Philippine Army on the issue of the sale of PX goods at the black market
Topics: Basilio Valdes, Postwar, Military, official papers
Letter for the travel agency requesting for “reduced rate to Barcelona” 
Topics: Basilio Valdes, Early Years, Medicine
"America's Contribution to Philippine Education" by Dr. W. W. Marquardt, Former Director of Public Education for the Philippines
Topics: Basilio Valdes, World War II, official papers, essays, speeches
Biographical Data of Major General Basilio Valdes sent to Who's Who in the Philippines 
Topics: Basilio Valdes, Commonwealth, personal files, personal letters
Letter from Major General Basilio Valdes to Secretary of Finance Jaime Hernandez requesting the procurement of postmarking stamps for use in the province of Leyte
Topics: Basilio Valdes, World War II, Leyte, official papers, Military, letters
Draft of speech by Major General Basilio Valdes (Parsons College, Fairfield, Iowa)
Topics: Basilio Valdes, World War II, speeches, graduation, Secretary of National Defense and...
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Clippings about Gen. Basilio J. Valdes
Topics: Basilio Valdes, Postwar, newspaper clippings
Includes: The Reestablishment of the Commonwealth Government of the Philippines in Manila February 27, 1945 The Induction Into Office of the Members of the Philippine Cabinet at Malacañan March 8, 1945
Topics: Basilio Valdes, World War II, speeches, President Sergio Osmeña, Sergio Osmeña, speeches
Letter to Major General Basilio Valdes from President Sergio Osmeña regarding his appointment as ad interim Secretary of Health and Public Welfare
Topics: Basilio Valdes, World War II, Secretary of Health and Public Welfare, President Sergio Osmeña,...
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by H.L. Keller, Lt. Col, Med. Corps, USA
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Letter stating that Dr. Basilio Valdes has been on duty in Hospital Militaire V.R. 76, Ris-Orangis
Topics: Basilio Valdes, Early Years, Medicine
Philippine Army Proposed Initial Seniority List of Officers
Topics: Basilio Valdes, Commonwealth, Military, Armed Forces of the Philippines
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Philippines Magazine
Topics: Basilio Valdes, World War II, government in exile, magazines, magazines
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Warm welcome for American Red Cross in Lithuania
Topics: Basilio Valdes, Early Years, Medicine
Acknowledgement of receipt of enclosed note (from Col. Noble) of the appointment of Dr. Valdes
Topics: Basilio Valdes, Early Years, Medicine
G-3 Operations Report No. 92 (10 July 1945 - 11 July 1945) Location of troops, weather and visibility, our operations for the period, distribution
Topics: Basilio Valdes, World War II, Military, official papers, reports
Basilio Valdes Speeches - Radio address on the re-establishment of the Commonwealth government in Manila
Topics: Basilio Valdes, World War II, speeches, Secretary of National Defense, President Sergio Osmeña,...
Letter from Basilio Valdes to the Secretary to the President regarding the decoration conferred upon him by the King of Belgians
Topics: Basilio Valdes, Commonwealth, letters, awards and decorations
Letter from Secretary of National Defense and Communications Basilio Valdes to Budget and Finance Commissioner Ismael Mathay regarding assignment orders of postal employees as recommended and issued by the Acting Post Office Inspector of Leyte
Topics: Basilio Valdes, World War II, Leyte, official papers, letters, Secretary of National Defense and...
Major General Basilio Valdes Brief Biography
Topics: Basilio Valdes, World War II, personal files
Message from Colonel R. E. Fraile to Major General Basilio J. Valdes, Chief of Staff of the Philippine Army regarding the relief of Enemy Collaborators in Philippine Army form Service with USAFFE
Topics: Basilio Valdes, Military, World War II, official papers, letters
Memorandum for General Basilio Valdes on the promotion of an officer to the rank of Major
Topics: Basilio Valdes, World War II, Military, official papers, memorandum
Letter to Lt. Colonel Basilio Valdes from Governor-General Frank Murphy regarding his appointment as Assistant Chief of Constabulary
Topics: Basilio Valdes, Early Years, Military, Philippine Constabulary, official papers, letters
Instructions from President Osmeña to Major General Basilio J. Valdes regarding his trip to the United States.
Topics: Basilio Valdes, Postwar, Military, official papers, letters, President Sergio Osmeña
Letter to Major General Basilio Valdes from Lt. Colonel Donald D. Hoover regarding subjects on which the Government of the Philippine Commonwealth require comment sheets
Topics: Basilio Valdes, World War II, letters, Military, Secretary of National Defense and Communications
Letter from Major General Basilio Valdes to Provincial Governor Kangleon (Tacloban, Leyte) regarding Executive Order No. 23, which created a Board of Inquiry to investigate charges of disloyalty to the Commonwealth of the Philippines and the United States of America in the province of Leyte
Topics: Basilio Valdes, World War II, Leyte, official papers, Military, letters
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Report: Work of the American Red Cross in Europe
Topics: Basilio Valdes, Early Years, Medicine, American Red Cross
"The Philippine Islands" An address delivered by Major General Basilio J. Valdes, P. A. aboard the USAT REPUBLIC, June 11, 1946
Topics: Basilio Valdes, Postwar, speeches, Philippine Army, speeches
Memorandum to Major General Basilio Valdes from Lt. Colonel Donald D. Hoover regarding the delivery of a radio to General Feller's office
Topics: Basilio Valdes, World War II, Military, official papers, memorandum, letters
General Orders No. 283 - Award of Military Merit Medal to Colonel Robert Ginsburgh 
Topics: Basilio Valdes, Postwar, Military, official papers
Executive Order No. 179 - Designating Major General Basilio Valdes as Chief of Staff
Topics: Basilio Valdes, Commonwealth, Military, Armed Forces of the Philippines, Chief of Staff, official...
Letter of gratitude addressed to Dr. Basilio Valdes from Dr. Arturo A. Ramirez
Topics: Basilio Valdes, Postwar, personal letters, Medicine
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The Chronicle Magazine Vol. XVII No. 16 April 21, 1962
Topics: Basilio Valdes, Postwar, magazines
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Yank Far East Vol. 2 No. 35
Topics: Basilio Valdes, World War II, magazines, magazines
Letter to Major General Basilio Valdes from Major General Robt. S. Beightler 
Topics: Basilio Valdes, World War II, official papers, letters, Secretary of National Defense and...
Letter from Lieutenant Colonel Vivencio D. Dayot to Philippine Army Chief of Staff Major General Basilio Valdes requesting to be assigned to the Office of the President
Topics: Basilio Valdes, World War II, Military, official papers, letters
Letter to General Basilio Valdes from Committee on Foreign Relations Chairman Manuel A. Alzate (1st District, Nueva Ecija) regarding the enactment of legislation authorizing Valdes to accept the order and rank and to wear the corresponding decorations conferred upon him by the Government General of French Indo-China, the King of the Belgians and the Emperor of Annam
Topics: Basilio Valdes, Commonwealth, awards and decorations
Memorandum re: The Historical record of the Norton-Harjes Volunteer Motor Ambulance Corps
Topics: Basilio Valdes, Early Years, Medicine
Personal letter form Claude A. Buss congratulating Major General Basilio Valdes for his efforts as Minister of Public Health
Topics: Basilio Valdes, World War II, personal files, personal letters, letters
Presidential committee investigating charges filed by Col. Jose G. Maristela against Lt.  Gen. Manuel Cabal
Topics: Basilio Valdes, Postwar, Military, official papers
General Orders No. 20 - Policy - Service During Japanese Occupation
Topics: Basilio Valdes, World War II, Military, official papers
From the First Censorship Area Detachment - Information for Loyalty Checks (Tacloban, October 28, 1944) 1. From: Barusog Cebedo of Dulag, Leyte; To: Mrs. Bebiana J. Cebedo c/o Mr. Angel Serrano of 1007 Velasquez? Tondo, Manila (Dated September 4, 1944) Comment: Friend of Japanese Officer 2. From: B. Pambuan c/o Francisco Selano of Pantaleon St., Palo, Leyte; To: Mr. Benjamin Pambuan of Sta. Cruz, Laguna (Dated August 20, 1944) Comment: Filipino employed by Japanese Intelligence
Topics: Basilio Valdes, World War II, Military, information, restricted
Collection of correspondence regarding the restoration of communication lines in Leyte
Topics: Basilio Valdes, World War II, official papers, letters, Secretary of National Defense and...
Basilio Valdes Speeches - Reorganization of the Philippine Army and Re-Opening of Post Offices
Topics: Basilio Valdes, World War II, Philippine Army, official papers, speeches
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Report on Sanitary Conditions in Lithuania
Topics: Basilio Valdes, Early Years, Medicine
Document identifies schools attended, military life, services to the Philippine Government, civilian life and medical profession, present positions, and membership in societies and medical organizations. 
Topics: Basilio Valdes, Postwar, personal files
Memorandum for Hon. Basilio Valdes from the Secretary of Public Works and Communications on the opening of Motor Courier Service to Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija
Topics: Basilio Valdes, World War II, official papers, letters, memorandum, Secretary of Health and Public...
Letter to Maj. General Basilio Valdes from President Manuel L. Quezon ordering the former to depart Corregidor and accompany the President Excerpt from "I Saw the Fall of the Philippines" by Colonel Carlos P. Romulo, p. 184
Topics: Basilio Valdes, World War II, Corregidor, War Cabinet, official papers
Letters recommending the award of the Military Merit Medal to Sgt. Wayne L. Kaufman of the Information and Education Section, Headquarters, USAFFE
Topics: Basilio Valdes, World War II, official papers, letters, Chief of Staff