Collaboration trials begin in Manila
3 October 1945. The first case is filed in the People’s Court:People of the Philippines vs Teofilo Sison. Sison served as a member of the Laurel administration’s cabinet and was appointed Inspector-General of Martial Law in September 1944. He is charged with forced labour recruitment, anti-American speeches and the implementation of martial law. The trial will end with a guilty verdict in March 1946. Sison is the only high-level government official who will be found guilty; all others will be either acquitted or freed in a general amnesty.