Nacionalista PartyIN RESPONSE TO THE PEOPLE’S CONCERNSDecember 15, 2009
The Philippines is basically an underdeveloped agricultural country.Majority of its people still live in the rural areas and supportthemselves through agriculture and fisheries. The nation’s mainproblem is widespread poverty and social injustice.The main thrust of our platform is emancipating the people frompoverty and injustice. Self reliant and sustainable economicdevelopment program shall be pursued by implementing agrarianreform, increasing agricultural productivity and developing domesticindustries. The problems of environmental destruction, climate changeand recurring calamities shall be comprehensively addressed. Highpriority shall be given to education, health, housing and other basicsocial services.Economic development should be coupled with reforms ensuringsocial equity and respect for human rights. People empowerment andgood governance are vital to implementing meaningful reforms in theeconomy, politics, culture and foreign relations.A foreign policy based on respect for national sovereignty and ensuringmutual benefit shall be charted. The policy of economic liberalizationand blind adherence to “globalization” must be reviewed. Unequaleconomic, military and other foreign treaties and agreements must becorrected.Ang Bayan higit sa lahat!
On agriculture and rural development
The development of our agricultural lands and providing livelihoodopportunities shall raise the standard of living in the rural areas andincrease manpower productivity.