By: Elena Grace Flores
by Filipino Future
President Ferdinand Marcos Loved the Farmers
The late President Ferdinand Marcos considered the farmers as the heroes of the country. They might not have to go to war but they have daily struggle to keep people alive. Nonetheless, they are the less prioritized sector at the present time.
The Support of President Ferdinand Marcos to the Farmers
It was a fact that the Philippines once taught the Thais and the Vietnamese people how to plant rice. This cannot be erased from real history because many can attest to this event. The only argument of the Marcos detractors is the data for the financial losses in the industry. It’s because they consider it as a business. Whereas the great Ferdinand Marcos took this as a way to nurture the country’s food source. Too bad that the EDSA mutiny interrupted this.
The First Lady’s Role in Agriculture
Despite the busy schedule of the late President Marcos, he made sure that the agriculture sector was in the right hands. Farm owners always have access to his wife, former First Lady, Imelda Marcos. They correspond with her for the supplies, technology, and other provisions of the government. The farm owners then had the task to take care of their farmers like family.