Elpidio Quirino
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  • 1. President Elpidio Quirino April 17, 1948 – December 30, 1953
  • 2. ACHIEVEMENTS
  • 3.
    • Post-war reconstruction.
    • General economic gains.
    • Increased economic aid from the United States.
    • Restoration of peace and order.
    • Total economic mobilization.
  • 4. Supported the establishments of several industrial plants and projects at strategic points all over the country, thereby mobilizing its economic resources and ushering in an era of industrialization.
    • Burgos irrigation project in Zambales.
    • Hydroelectric project in Lanao.
    • Roads all over Mindanao.
    • The cement factory in Bacnotan and La Union.
    • Other new and necessary industries which provided employment to thousands.
  • 5. Amnesty for the Huks
    • President Quirino took off where President Roxas left with regards to the Huk problem.
    • He negotiated with Luis Taruc in Malacanang
    • The result of this negotiation was granting Amnesty for the Huks.
  • 6. Social Justice Program
    • President Quirino established the Presidential Action Committee on Social Amelioration (PACSA).
    • This agency provided protection for Huk victims and to all those who were caught between fighting.
    • It also provided food, medicine, clothes and jobs for the unemployed.
  • 7. Improvement of Economy
    • President Quirino launched and Economic Mobilization Program to industrialize the country and give more jobs to the Filipinos.
    • Built more irrigation systems and farm-to-market roads to help the farmers.
    • Labor relations also improved with him signing of the Magna Carta of Labor and the Minimum Wage Law.
    • Increased tariff rates in order to earn more dollars.
  • 8. Economic Relations with the United States
    • President Quirino and G. William Foster of the United States signed the Quirino-Foster Agreement which implemented the recommendations of the Bell Mission.
    • Under this agreement, the United States and the Philippines would cooperate to delop the economy of the nation.
    • The United States would provide funds and technology while the Philippines would supply manpower.
  • 9.