Assured and independent food supply.
“… total economic mobilization program constitutes the foundation of the new Philippine ideology … immediate and full attention to food production … narrowed the margin of foreign dependence for rice supply and banished the black market … made the country self-sufficient in the staple cereal …”
“It is more than a mere theory on how we should seek fulfillment as a nation; it is a program of action. It sets as our goal the promotion of the welfare of the common man. It is based on the natural development of all our sources of wealth: our rich soil, our beautiful climate, our waterfalls, our mineral deposits, and our fast forests.” … In launching that ideology, I emphasized that the need of the hour is to provide a decent life for the broad masses of our people.”
President Elpidio Quirino