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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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Proclamation of General Douglas MacArthur providing for military measures to be taken upon the apprehension of citizens of the Philippines who voluntarily have given aid, comfort and sustenance to the enemy
Topics: Basilio Valdes, World War II, Military, official papers
Appointment of Basilio Valdes as member of the committee in charge of President Osmeña's funeral
Topics: Basilio Valdes, Postwar, official papers, President Sergio Osmeña
Accomplished questionnaire for Who's Who in the Philippines
Topics: Basilio Valdes, Commonwealth, personal files
Letter to Secretary of National Defense and Communications Major General Basilio Valdes from Glicerio Quisumbing on the termination of two Tacloban-Palo telegraph lines and their reinstatement upon the arrival of batteries from the United States Army
Topics: Basilio Valdes, World War II, Leyte, official papers, letters, Secretary of National Defense and...
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...
Memorandum for Basilio J. Valdes regarding the establishment of Communications Service by Airplane Courier
Topics: Basilio Valdes, World War II, Secretary of Health and Public Welfare, official papers, memorandum
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
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Curriculum Vitae of Major General Basilio Valdes
Topics: Basilio Valdes, Commonwealth, personal files
Schedule - Counter Intelligence Corps Training School (Filipino BN School, August 24-September 16, 1944)
Topics: Basilio Valdes, World War II, Military, official papers
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
Transcript of radio message relayed by the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Forces in the Far East (USAFFE) containing a message from President Franklin D. Roosevelt for President Manuel L. Quezon promising the fulfilment of the United States' obligation to protect the Philippines "to the last extremity."
Topics: Basilio Valdes, transcript, official papers, President Manuel L. Quezon
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
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
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
Oath of Office - Major General Basilio Valdes as Deputy Chief of Staff of the Philippine Army
Topics: Basilio Valdes, Commonwealth, Philippine Army, official papers
Major General Basilio Valdes' copy of correspondence between Theater Postal Officer Col. D. H. Stephens and Major Phillip R. North on the resumption of US-PH International Postal Service
Topics: Basilio Valdes, World War II, official papers, letters, Secretary of National Defense and...
General Orders from Commanding General Douglas MacArthur awarding the Silver Star to four officers of the Philippine Army (Major General Basilio Valdes, Colonel Manuel Nieto, Lieutenant Colonel Andres Soriano, and Major Basilio Fernando) for their gallantry in action
Topics: Basilio Valdes, World War II, Military, official papers
Information intercepted by the First Censorship Area Detachment on possibly supply bases of the Japanese Army and reopening of road communication
Topics: Basilio Valdes, World War II, official papers, Secretary of National Defense and Communications,...
The Philippine Lion December-January 1960
Topics: Basilio Valdes, Postwar, magazines, Basilio Valdes
Biographical Data of Major General Basilio Valdes sent to Who's Who in the Philippines 
Topics: Basilio Valdes, Commonwealth, personal files, personal 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...
Letter from B. Cunanan to Major General Basilio Valdes requesting additional postmarking stamps for Leyte post offices
Topics: Basilio Valdes, World War II, Leyte, official papers, Military, letters
Memorandum from Acting Department of Justice and Labor Attorney Francisco Astilla regarding the December 29, 1944 proclamation of General Douglas MacArthur of the United States Army
Topics: Basilio Valdes, World War II, Leyte, official papers, letters, Secretary of National Defense and...
Letter to Major General Basilio Valdes from Post Office Inspector Benedicto Cunanan recommending the procurement of three mail trucks so that the reopening of the post-offices in Leyte will not be delayed
Topics: Basilio Valdes, World War II, Leyte, official papers, letters, Secretary of National Defense and...
Basilio J. Valdes Digitized Collection
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
Reorganization of the Philippine Army and the Reopening of Post Offices
Topics: Basilio Valdes, World War II, Philippine Army, Secretary of National Defense and Communications,...
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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
Letter to Major General Basilio Valdes from Glicerio Quisumbing regarding Reports on Telegraph Communications in the Province of Leyte
Topics: Basilio Valdes, World War II, Leyte, official papers, letters, Secretary of National Defense and...
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Designating the Chief of Staff and Transferring the Philippine Constabulary to the Army of the Philippines
Topic: Basilio Valdes
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Letter about the Russian Prison Camp at Salzwedel
Topics: Basilio Valdes, Early Years, Medicine
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Warm welcome for American Red Cross in Lithuania
Topics: Basilio Valdes, Early Years, Medicine
Memorandum for President Osmeña from Major General Basilio J. Valdes regarding policy for the separation from the Philippine Army of officers and men who served in any capacity during the Japanese regime dated 24 May 1945
Topics: Basilio Valdes, World War II, Military, official papers, memorandum
Correspondence between Acting Post Office Inspector Benedicto Cunanan, Budget and Finance Commissioner Ismael Mathay, Secretary of National Defense and Communications Major General Basilio Valdes, and President Sergio Osmeña regarding the proposed budget and plantilla of the post-office personnel in the Province of Leyte
Topics: Basilio Valdes, World War II, Leyte, official papers, letters, Secretary of National Defense and...
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Personal letter coursed through Red Cross
Topics: Basilio Valdes, Early Years, Medicine
Circular No. 100 on Efficiency Reports of the Philipine Army
Topics: Basilio Valdes, World War II, official papers, Military
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 Joseph J. Jaros to Basilio Valdes re: arrangement of a meeting in Podgoritsa, Montenegro, October 2, 1919
Topics: Basilio Valdes, Early Years, Medicine, American Red Cross
Questionnaire accomplished by Basilio Valdes for Who's Who Among Physicians and Surgeons
Topics: Basilio Valdes, Commonwealth, personal files
Letter from Fr. Eugenio Jordan O.P. appointing Major General Basilio J. Valdes as professor of the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery of University of Santo Tomas.
Topics: Basilio Valdes, Postwar, Medicine, University of Santo Tomas, personal letters, letters
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...
Major General Basilio Valdes Brief Biography
Topics: Basilio Valdes, World War II, personal files
Letter to General Basilio Valdes from M. Verlinden
Topics: Basilio Valdes, Commonwealth, personal letters
Letter from Basilio Valdes to the Members of the House and Senate regarding House no. 2053 
Topics: Basilio Valdes, Postwar, personal letters, official papers, Philippine Tuberculosis Society
Oath of Office - Basilio Valdes as Assistant Chief of Constabulary
Topics: Basilio Valdes, Early Years, Military, Philippine Constabulary, official papers
Basilio J. Valdes Digitized Collection
by Secretary of the Board of Regents, University of the Philippines
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3rd Indorsement re: “acceptance of resignation of Dr. Basilio J. Valdes” 
Topics: Basilio Valdes, Early Years, Medicine
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
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Report: Work of the American Red Cross in Europe
Topics: Basilio Valdes, Early Years, Medicine, American Red Cross
Letter to Major General Basilio Valdes from Lt. Colonel Donald D. Hoover on actions to be taken on postal services as requested by the Civil Censorship Detachment 
Topics: Basilio Valdes, World War II, official papers, letters, Secretary of National Defense and...
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The Chronicle Magazine Vol. XVII No. 16 April 21, 1962
Topics: Basilio Valdes, Postwar, magazines
Department of Interior Order No. 4 - Appointment of Basilio Valdes as Member of the Board of Medical Examiners
Topics: Basilio Valdes, Early Years, Medicine, 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...
Basilio Valdes Speeches - Graduation Exercises at the Alabang School of Military Police Command (22 May 1945)
Topics: Basilio Valdes, World War II, speeches, graduation, Secretary of National Defense and...
Memorandum from Major General Basilio Valdes for G-4 regarding the sale in big quantities of Post-Exchange articles in the black market
Topics: Basilio Valdes, Postwar, Military, official papers, memorandum
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 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
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Yank Far East Vol. 2 No. 35
Topics: Basilio Valdes, World War II, magazines, magazines
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...
Executive Order No. 1 by the President of the Philippines
Topics: Basilio Valdes, World War II, official papers, President Manuel L. Quezon
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 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
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
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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
Letter to Major General Basilio Valdes from Ministere Des Affaires Etrangeres De Belgique
Topics: Basilio Valdes, Early Years, Medicine, Military, awards and decorations
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
Presidential committee investigating charges filed by Col. Jose G. Maristela against Lt.  Gen. Manuel Cabal
Topics: Basilio Valdes, Postwar, Military, official papers
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...
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
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by American Red Cross Commission
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Report on Sanitary Conditions in Lithuania
Topics: Basilio Valdes, Early Years, Medicine
General Orders No. 20 - Policy - Service During Japanese Occupation
Topics: Basilio Valdes, World War II, Military, official papers
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
Memorandum re: The Historical record of the Norton-Harjes Volunteer Motor Ambulance Corps
Topics: Basilio Valdes, Early Years, Medicine
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
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 from Major General Basilio Valdes to J.C. Schwartz, Editor of "Who's Who Among Physicians and Surgeons"
Topics: Basilio Valdes, Commonwealth, personal letters