BENJAMIN M. GOZON

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BENJAMIN M. GOZON 
Governor Land Authority
July 1964- December 1965


The Land Authority was under the leadership of Governor Benjamin M. Gozon from July 1964 to December 1965. Like Governors Roxas and Perez he also committed to the implementation of RA 3844. As the lead agency in implementing RA 3844 during the Macapagal Administration, the Land Authority sought the agricultural retention limit of the landowners from 300 hectares to 75 hectares. The share tenancy was abolished and the leasehold system was instituted. One of the major thrusts of the Land Authority was to establish owner-cultivatorship and the economic family-sized farm as the basis of Philippine agriculture. As a consequence, it diverted landlord capital in agriculture to industrial development.

Governor Benjamin Gozon continually implemented RA 3844 in Pangasinan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Tarlac, Occidental Mindoro, Camarines Sur, and Misamis Oriental. Through the leadership of Governors Roxas, Perez and Gozon, out of the total scope of 18,377.05 hectares, the Land Registration Authority covered 18,247.06 hectares or generated a 99.29% accomplishment rate . The program benefited 7,466 farmer beneficiaries.