Monday 3 February 2014


Meet Captain Nieves Fernandez, the only known Filipino female guerrilla leader and school teacher. When the Japanese came to take the children under her care she shot them. She didn't hide in a closet, she didn't put up a gun free zone sign, she shot them in the face with her latong (a home made shotgun).

Note she has an M1 carbine with a 15 round magazine - illegal in the Gun Control States of California and Massachusetts.

She then went on to kill over 200 Japanese soldiers during the war with a group of commandos and holds the distinction as the only female commander of a resistance group in the Philippines.

In this photo she is showing U.S. Army Private Andrew Lupiba how she used her bolo to silently kill Japanese sentries during the occupation of Leyte Island.

Can you imagine an American school teacher in the day & age having the chutzpah to pull off a class act like this?



Anonymous said...

+1 for her!
She wins the Internets!


Toejam said...

Great story and what a courageous lady.

I salute her!

edutcher said...

The Filipinos were the only Asians to remain loyal to the Allied cause.

Glad they were on our side.

MW@PNG said...

Any more info?