Elpidio Quirino

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Elpidio Quirino

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

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