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The Aquino Administration

Corazon Aquino
was the 11th
president (and first
female president)
of the Philippines.
She restored
democracy after
the long
dictatorship of
Ferdinand Marcos.
Political Achievements
1987 Constitution
- approved and enacted
in February 1987
- crippled presidential
power to declare martial
- proposed the creation of
autonomous regions in the
Cordilleras and Muslim
- -restoration of the
presidential form of
government and the
bicameral Congress.
-contain articles which
include the rights of the people
-created to replace the
1973 Constitution
Restoration of democratic institutions
Freedom Constitution (Proclamation
-provided for the carry-over of some of
the provisions of the 1973 constitution
not contrary to the ideals of democracy
-provided the abolition of Batasang
Pambansa and the reorganization of the
-gave the president the right to issue
executive orders which would serve as
laws while there was no congress
National Reconciliation
-To maintain peace and order in the
country, President Aquino announced a
policy of national reconciliation asking
for the cooperation of the Filipinos
especially the rebel groups.
ARMM(Autonomous region in
Muslim Mindanao)
-Mindanao was a very independent
part of the Philippines who refused
to be a part of the Philippines. To
solve this problem, President Cory
gave them a freedom to be singled
out from the country and declared it
as ARMM.
PCGR (Presidential Commission
on Government Reorganization)
- Its main function was to
streamline bureaucracy. In the
process, some government offices
were faced out, displacing a
number of government employees
Economic Achievements:
-The Aquino government believed that a
large portion of the nations wealth was
taken by the Marcos and so the
PCGG(Presidential Commission on Good
Government) was created.
CARL (Comprehensive Agrarian Reform
- signed by President Aquino which
implemented the Comprehensive Agrarian
Reform Program (CARP)
- Made an agrarian reform through this
-The Comprehensive Agrarian Reform
Program (CARP) was a land reform law
signed by President Corazon Aquino on June
10, 1988
-CARP aims for a more equitable distribution
and ownership of land. It meant to distribute
lands to farmers in a span of 10 years, but
was extended by the 11th Congress due to
delays in land distribution and lack of budget
Agrarian reform-is very significant for the
economy of any country because more
than half of the population is employed in
the agricultural sector. Agriculture is the
main source of livelihood especially for the
developing countries. Reforms are
important because they protect the rights
of the farmers .
Social Achievements
DSWD (Department of Social-Welfare and
-Formerly called DSSD/MSSD
-objectives are:
1) protection and rehabilitation of the mentally
physically disabled
2) provide complete services for the needy
3) improve inhuman conditions
Generics law
-The Generics Law of 1988 was hailed as a
landmark law that could benefit the public but it
has failed miserably, due to:
1.) weak support from doctors
2.)strong lobbying by multinational drug
3.)and the health departments incompetence.