237. Memorandum From the President’s Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger) to President Nixon 1


  • Philippine Special Fund for Education: Proposed Project for Land Reform Education

At Tab A is a memorandum to you from Secretary Rogers 2 recommending that we agree to the Land Reform Education project proposed by the Philippine Government to close out the funds remaining in the Special Fund for Education. (The Special Fund for Education, established by a 1963 amendment to the Philippine War Damage Legislation of 1962 and fully constituted at $28,133,000, is to be used as jointly determined by the Presidents of the United States and the Philippines.)

The Philippine Government has proposed that the remaining $1,281,935 in the Fund be used to establish a trust fund for land reform education. Earnings from the trust fund would support education for [Page 506]farm families, training of land reform personnel, research, and complementary programs in community development and cooperative farming. The trustee funding concept has proved successful in three previous projects carried out under the Special Fund for Education.


That you authorize the conclusion of an agreement with the Philippines for the expenditure of $1,281,935 from the Philippine Special Fund for Education (PL 88–94) to establish a Land Reform Education Fund.3

  1. Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Box 557, Country Files, Far East, Philippines, Vol. III. Limited official use. Sent for action. Haig signed for Kissinger.
  2. Rogers’ memorandum is dated July 2; attached but not printed.
  3. Haig checked the approve option and wrote: “Haig for HAK for Pres.”