By Yujiro Hayami, Masao Kikuchi

This specified case examine explores the dramatic fiscal and social adjustments that the rice belt of Laguna Province has skilled within the final quarter-century. in addition to significant advances in rice expertise, expanding inhabitants strain, land reform courses, becoming infrastructure, and concrete monetary actions have sped up the speed of swap. using a distinct facts set equipped from a number of surveys from 1966 to 1997 in a customary Laguna village, the authors illustrate a development of socioeconomic improvement shared via irrigated rice components all through Asia.

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In this regard, a wide network of bloodbased authentic relatives in the bilineal family system as well as of pseudorelatives based on Catholic godparents–children and compadre–comadre relationships integrates villagers, with few exceptions. This personal network is further extended to economic transactions in the form of the regular-customer relationships (suki) in which, for example, a housewife always buys groceries from a particular personally-trusted store (Chapter 8). The network of personal relationships is consolidated by the strong sense of indebtedness in gratitude (utang na loob), by which one person doing a favour to another is assured of being reciprocated in the long run.

Umehara l l l n n n n 1974 (November) Y. Hayami c l c l l l l 1976 (December) c c c c l l c 1980 (June) Y. Hayami & M. Kikuchi M. Kikuchi c l c c l l c 1983 (February) M. Kikuchi c l c c l l c 1987 (November) Y. Hayami c l c c l l c 1992 (March) M. Hossain c l c c l l c 1995 (July) Y. Hayami & M. Kikuchi Y. Hayami & M. Kikuchi c c c c l c c n l c c n n n n l c l n n n l n n n n n n 1996 (July) 1997 (July) 1997 (October) Y. Hayami & M. Kikuchi Y. Hayami & M. Kikuchi Note: a c:fairy complete data collected; 1:limited data collected; n:data not available.

The decline in migration into East Laguna Village seems to reflect the fact that the process of land opening reached its limit during this period. Indeed, it is estimated that the paddy area cultivated by villagers reached 94 hectares in 1960, which was close to the cultivable area of about 100 hectares within the territory of East Laguna Village, although the exact area is difficult to measure because villages’ territorial boundaries are not clearly defined in the Philippines. 2 people in 1960.

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