SIXTO K. ROXAS

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 SIXTO K. ROXAS

Governor Land Authority
August 1963- October 1963


The Agriculture Land Reform Code (RA 3844) was signed into law on August 8, 1963. The Land Authority under the auspices of Governor Sixto K. Roxas from August 1963 to October 1963 was committed in its implementation. 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.

It was also during the leadership of Governor Sixto Roxas together with Governors Rodrigo Perez, Jr. and Benjamin Gozon that RA 3844 was implemented in Pangasinan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Tarlac, Occidental Mindoro, Camarines Sur, and Misamis Oriental. 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. Governor Roxas during his term eagerly attended hearings to fight for the funding of RA 3844.

 

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.

MIRIAM D. SANTIAGO

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MIRIAM D. SANTIAGO, Secretary, DAR (July 20,1989 to January 4, 1990)

There were many changes of leadership in DAR during the administration of President Corazon Aquino. Although this led to lack of continuity in priorities, programs and projects, it can be said that Secretary Miriam D. Santiago came up with necessary policies and new perspectives to implement CARP.

 

FLORENCIO B. ABAD

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FLORENCIO B. ABAD, Secretary, DAR (January 4, 1990 to April 5, 1990)

The many changes of leadership in DAR during the administration of President Corazon Aquino  led to lack of continuity in priorities, programs and projects. However, as an individual whose heart is on the successful implementation of the agrarian reform program, Secretary Abad brought fresh  perspective into the Department. However, his term was only short lived since the Commision on Appointment of Congress did not confirm  his appointment.