March 18, 1985
The Editor
Mr. & Ms.
Dear Editor:

"Way back in the 1960s," thunders Mr. Hilarion Henares, Jr., "Bobby [Ongpin] should have set up the steel industry . . . and backed it up with a proliferation of metal fabricators making construction materials, cars, refrigerators, machine tools, machineries, etc." (Special Edition, Mar. 15-21).

Mr. Henares forgets that 25 years ago, Mr. Ongpin was in his early 20s and had neither the training nor the power to do anything about the country’s industrial base.

Mr. Henares should rail against the people who had power 25 years ago but failed to use it. He could start with a chairman of the National Economic Council named Hilarion Henares, Jr.