The unprecended growth of tourism in Bohol is not solely attributable to the beaches and scenic beauty of Bohol.
It is the product of unique solidarity of the people of Bohol to its National and local officials who have demonstrated the decisive role of technical and political support to local entrepreneurs, capitalists and labor groups to bond together to make every centavo of government and private investment succeed.
The best proof of this inspiring governance is the picturesque landscape and modern houses that dot the 600 kilometers circumferential road that that traverses the whole island.
Joint the tour and get pictures to prove the progress of Bohol.
“If the Filipinos cannot be first in the Philippines, where else can they be first? Only when Filipinos are first in their country will the Philippines be finally truly free. Until then, their independence can only be a sham. While aliens control the economy, how can Filipinos be said to be masters in their homes or their government is sovereign in their lands? They are mere hirelings, dummies, servants – subservient to the will of others, serving their interests first. How can Filipinos advance their own?”
FILIPINO – FIRST - POLICY AND INDUSTRIAL DISPERSAL
By Former President Carlos P. Garcia
(Notes on speech of Former President Carlos P. Garcia delivered before the MINSUPALA Consittutional Seminar at Zamboanga City March 13 – 14, 1971).
One of the outstanding policies that characterized my administration as President was historically knows as the “Filipino-First-Policy.” The important objective was to make the Filipinos first and supreme in the national economic household of the Philippines. For 400 years when we were under foreign domination the economic policy of this country had been defined and carried out principally for the benefit of the colonial power that at the time ruled us. But since 1946, when we regained independence and became a sovereign nation, we started to define our national economic policy mainly for the benefit of the Filipino people. It is not an easy task to carry out or implement this policy because the roots of the foreign economic domination for 400 years penetrated so deep and wide into our soil that in order to achieve quick results we have had to resort to violent confiscatory measures of foreign properties, trample upon rights guaranteed by the Constitution and incur the hostile attitude of all peoples and governments of the world right at the start of our own independent existence.
True, the right of the sovereign Philippine nation to be first and supreme in their economic household is legitimate and undeniable in the same way that the Americans want to be supreme in the United States, the Japanese in Japan, the Spaniards etc., but we have to do this respecting the constitutional rights of aliens. It had to be a slow long-range policy.The first important step in the long-range policy of Filipino-First was to make the Philippines self-sufficient in the three greatest human needs of man – food, clothing and shelter or housing. In making the Philippines self-sufficient in food, the development of our agricultural economy should be sufficient. But in making the Philippines self suffiicnet in shelter or housing, there is need of developing our industries, especially textile and steel, In other words we have had to develop an agr-industrial economy. With this orientation we started quite aggressively towards the realization of the Filipino-first-policy.