When an academic loses the faculty of judgment
Benjamin Espiritu, chairman of the Business and Governance Department at the De La Salle University, wrote to the Inquirer:
There is no question that effective governance cannot be crammed into a few brief lessons. Precisely, Poe's expertise in corporate governance has spanned several decades. From his experience, he has developed very clear and sound views on prudent fiscal management, cost efficiency, product competitiveness and a level playing field, among other things.
The business community will be very comfortable in having a president who has actual business experience, knows what a favorable business environment is, and (from the point of view of a businessman) what government should do to create it.
From which parallel universe Prof. Espiritu is coming from ? Exactly what corporate governance he is referring to? Did FPJ manage corporations ? I thought his film outfit was single proprietorship.
Prof. Espiritu is correct in saying FPJ has business experience, but I seriously doubt the business community's coziness with FPJ. Besides, was FPJ really an outstanding businessman ? And on FPJ's supposed business experience which purportedly qualifies him for the presidency, why, my own father "has developed very clear and sound views on prudent fiscal management, cost efficiency, product competitiveness and a level playing field." Should my father ipso facto run for the presidency ?