- emasculated the Hardie Report; (aside from) replacing Hardie and his progressive colleagues,
- did not put enough pressure on the Quirino regime to act for social justice;
- instead encouraged just a program of land resettlement. (See documented letter in U.S. Embassy about impressions re Quirino regime.); which
- subsequently and officially shelved the Hardie Report into oblivion and dustbin of land reform history.
Truth and Power: Robert S. Hardie and land reform debates in the Philippines, 1950-1987
Centre of Southeast Asian Studies, Monash University, 1990 - History - 209 pages
In our search for understanding of the perennial predicament in our homeland, a visit to the history of how our past presidents led or, more aptly, ruled provides us some historical insights; that is, allow us to discern patterns and trends that we of subsequent generations can identify as permeating our present so-called national leadership.
- do nothing --bury our heads in the sand and maintain the attitude and behavior of selfish individualism "kanya-kanya" and "tough luck" dismissal of those less fortunate as usual? or
- inform ourselves about/to appreciate more deeply the roots of our perennial perdition and then decide what to do for the sake of the "common good."}
The below link will show a short list of my past posts (out of 543 posts so far) which I consider as basic topics about us native (indio)/ Malay Filipinos. This link/listing, which may later expand, will always be presented at the bottom of each future post. Just point-and-click at each listed item to open and read.
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– Frederick Douglass, American Abolitionist, Lecturer, Author and Slave, 1817-1895