A disparaging remarks from a senior lecturer at the University of the Philippines School of Economics who also write a column for Rappler on his expertise has elicited equally disparaging but satisfying remarks from a fellow UP alumnus but happens to sit on the opposite side of the political fence.
JC Punongbayan, a known Robredo supporter and a Marcos critic took a swipe at President-elect BBM, saying someone who failed on econ (class) and who continue to lie about his degree (among many other things) is giving instructions to three economic PhDs is something he cannot take.
In that regard, fellow UP alumnus Atty. Ahmed Paglinawan of the Luminous commented that based on the JC Punongbayan’s tweet, who is a “journalist” at Rappler.com, proves he does not know anything about Presidents.
Atty. Ahmed explained to Punongbayan why our Constitution only requires – of presidential candidates – the ability to read and write as educational attainment, is precisely to demonstrate the democratic ideal that anyone can be president.
Atty. Ahmed lamented that as clearly as the Constitution says, Punongbayan condescends away upon academic status.
Atty. Ahmed can’t help but thinks Punongbayan’s mind is blank.
You may now read Atty. Ahmed’s original FB post below.
This “journalist” really does not know anything about presidents.
The reason why our Constitution only requires –of presidential candidates– the ability to read and write as educational attainment, is precisely to serve the democratic ideal that anyone can be president.
And yet here is this guy who condescends away upon academic status.
I think his mind is blank.