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Book-lovers no ZETSUBOU

Article links:
Robin Hemley's The Great Book Blockade of 2009
Manuel Quezon III's reaction
Bahay Talinhaga's article with part of Undersecretary Estela Sales' side

Trying to view this in a rational and calmer manner (cannot be said the same earlier while I was venting in Twitter hahaha NERDRAGEEE) and it helps to get all facts straight first. (Still haven't come across of that copy "new rules" for importers and taxing. Why is it scarce?) Still, I would say that what happened is not just a bit 'unfair'. I may be no expert on laws but I think books and related matters should be given priority and importance and yet it seems these officials beg to differ and imposes these rulesthey pulled out of their asses to put great disadvantage for book-lovers and people who'd benefit on them. These leaves me under the impression that they are deliberately undermining laws in order to, well, reap the greater benefit themselves. Still, we wait, see where these goes and I do hope we see it to where *most* would be the beneficiary.


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May. 7th, 2009 03:39 am (UTC)
Thanks for spreading the word and linking to my post--Pao from Bahay Talinhaga here. ^_^ I've also just finished updating that post: Bibliophile Stalker got an email from Hemley and I got a (not really helpful but still official) email from the NBDB.
May. 7th, 2009 09:41 am (UTC)
Thank you, I'll be checking it out. ^^
May. 7th, 2009 10:55 am (UTC)
I was REALLY shocked when I read that. It's a good thing you were calmer than me when you read that. I was all "OMFG, WHUT? What has the government done now?!", ahaha. ^^;

And... money can't buy knowledge. They should know better. ~_~;
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