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Paterno and the BoI manufacturing programs ZOOMING IN Rudy Romero 02/05/2010

Friday, February 5, 2010


Paterno and the BoI manufacturing programs


ZOOMING IN
Rudy Romero
02/05/2010

While walking around a Makati City mall recently, I saw someone whose face was once one of the most familiar in this country and whose views and decisions exerted a very strong influence on the Philippines business community. That person was Vicente Tirona Paterno, once the chairman of the Board of Investments (BoI).

It saddened me to see the tall and well-built Ting Paterno walking with the help of a cane. Other than the presence of the cane, the former BoI chief looked hale and hearty. He said that he carried the cane only as a precaution against slippage or a fall.

Only the most hardened critic of the administration of President Ferdinand Marcos will disagree that the dictator assembled of the finest national economic management teams that this country has ever known. Vicente Paterno at the BoI was a leading member of that team.... MORE


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