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Ramon Magsaysay

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Althea Abergos

on 11 May 2014

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Brief background
born on 31 August 1957 in Iba, Zambales to Exequiel Magsaysay and Perfecta del Fierro
Primary Problems
Land Reform Problems

Hukbalahap Rebellion

Lack of funding for the rehabilitation of the Philippines from the damages from World War 2
Major achievements
"Man of the Masses"
Cebu Douglas C-47 crashed on the slopes of Mt. Manunggal, Cebu on approx. 1:40 AM at 17 March 1957
"I believe that he who has less in life should have more in law."
Ramon Magsaysay (1907-1957)
1927 - initially enrolls in pre-law studies but later shifts to an engineering course in the University of the Philippines; finishes neither due to illness
1930 - begins work as Mechanic at Try-Tran, a transportation firm, continues college studies as a self-supporting student at Jose Rizal College
22 March 1933 - Graduates from Jose Rizal
College with a A.B. Commerce degree
Life after graduation
10 June 1933 - Marries Luz Banzon from Bataan in Lourdes Church, Intramuros
fathers three children: Teresita, Ramon, Jr.
and Milagros
1941 - becomes manager of
Agrarian reforms
Reparation Agreement between Japan
and Philippines
Bell Trade Act of 1946 into
the Laurel-Langley Agreement
Southeast Asia Treaty Organization for Collective Defense (SEATO)
Luis Taruc (leader of the HUKs)
surrenders to the government
related with the common people
and formed a connection with them
was often seen walking around outside
Malacanang Palace wearing plain clothes
and with no body guards
approximately 2 million people attended his funeral
Agrarian Reforms
Ramon Magsaysay
"spoiled and
pampered the
1. Republic Act No. 1160 of 1954

LASEDECO was abolished and established the National Resettlement and Rehabilitation Administration (NARRA)

Main goal was to resettle landless farmers, and aimed at the rebels who returned to provide them with lots for home and farming in Palawan and Mindanao
2. Republic Act No. 1199 (Agricultural Tenancy Act of 1954)
Small farmers and tenants low interests of between six to eight percent with their loans
4. Republic Act No. 821 (Creation of Agricultural Credit Cooperative Financing Administration)
Land Tenure Administration (LTA) were in charge of the possessing and distributing tenanted rice and corn lands (200 hectares for individuals and 600 hectares for corporations)
3. Republic Act No. 1400 (Land Reform Act of 1955)
The leasehold system and share-tenancy were organized to oversee the relationship between tenants and landowners
Created the court of Agrarian Relations
Laurel Langley
An agreement between Japan and
the Philippines to pay the latter
five hundred fifty million U.S. dollars
($550,000) as payment for the war
damages of World War II.
It eradicated the authority of the United
States to have control over the exchange
rate of the Philippines peso, parity privileges reciprocal, extended the sugar quota. This agreement retained the economic subservience between the U.S. and the Philippines.
Economic Development Corps (EDCOR)
"Land for the Landless"
Aimed in Resettling former insurgents
The government provided 6-10 hectares of lands (inclusive of water, electricity, education and medical care) to Huks which they had to cultivate in resettlement areas (Mindanao)
Was successful
Luis Taruc (leader of the HUKs)
surrenders to the government
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