The treaty (1950 Florence Agreement) has provided for duty-free importation of books to guarantee the free flow of “educational, scientific, and cultural materials” between countries and declared that imported books should be duty-free.
But Finance Undersecretary Espele Sales reportedly brushed off this argument, saying novels and reading books are “not educational.”
“Novels and reading books are not eductional.” Simply stupid.
Who the hell hired this person?!? Shameful, really.
Doesn't s/he realize that there are still people who think in this country?!?
Don't make us stupid because we Filipinos are not.
Books are educational. Or didn't you read about it in school?
Get this person out of that office and out of government! Shame on you for hiring someone that stupid.
This is what the fuss is all about.
Time line here.