Elfren S. Cruz
Elfren S. Cruz
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The need for a vision
by Elfren S. Cruz - December 5, 2021 - 12:00am
I do not believe that anyone would be willing to sacrifice his life to increase the gross domestic product of the country.
Ninoy Aquino: A hero we need today
by Elfren S. Cruz - December 2, 2021 - 12:00am
How can a single individual fight tyranny and inspire people to restore democracy to their nation?
No end to the pandemic?
by Elfren S. Cruz - November 28, 2021 - 12:00am
There is now a growing consensus even among health experts that the COVID-19 pandemic will not go away anytime in the future.
Xi Jinping’s mortality
by Elfren S. Cruz - November 25, 2021 - 12:00am
When he addressed the Southeast Asian nations, Xi Jinping denied that he had any desire to impose hegemony upon any of China’s neighbors.
Power game
by Elfren S. Cruz - November 21, 2021 - 12:00am
I wrote a few weeks ago that I would stop writing so-called political analyses until I was more sure about what was really happening.
Avoid climate disaster
by Elfren S. Cruz - November 18, 2021 - 12:00am
The COP26 has just ended. This is the annual United Nations climate change summit attended by delegates from nearly 200 countries.
Last chance for survival
by Elfren S. Cruz - November 14, 2021 - 12:00am
I keep reading that the ongoing COP26 is the last chance for earth’s survival.
Corporate social responsibility: Still a radical concept?
by Elfren S. Cruz - November 11, 2021 - 12:00am
In a speech given to the Business Vocation Conference in Chicago some time ago, former president of Manufacturers Hanover Corporation Thomas S. Johnson raised the question, “Is there not a higher calling for...
A digital world
by Elfren S. Cruz - November 7, 2021 - 12:00am
The pandemic and serious concerns about the environment have distracted attention from another revolution happening in the world today.
Predicting the post-pandemic world
by Elfren S. Cruz - November 4, 2021 - 12:00am
The regular meeting of the 20 wealthiest nations in the world, or G-20, has just ended in Rome.
COP26: Battling climate change
by Elfren S. Cruz - October 31, 2021 - 12:00am
The 26th Conference of the Parties to UN Framework Convention on Climate Change may be the most important global conference this year. The reason is that climate change is becoming worse and countries have fallen...
Can a movement win vs traditional politics?
by Elfren S. Cruz - October 28, 2021 - 12:00am
Finally, the political dust is beginning to settle. This is an old expression which means that it is becoming clearer.
Southeast Asia: Potential center of conflict
by Elfren S. Cruz - October 24, 2021 - 12:00am
In a very recent statement at a CNN public town hall meeting, President Biden made an extraordinary comment.
Democracy and the poor
by Elfren S. Cruz - October 21, 2021 - 12:00am
In the 70s, it was easy for a country to choose sides between the two superpowers.
A path to hope
by Elfren S. Cruz - October 17, 2021 - 12:00am
This will be my third and final column on the book LET US DREAM: The Path to a Better Future written by Pope Francis during these pandemic times.
Pope Francis: Let Us Dream
by Elfren S. Cruz - October 14, 2021 - 12:00am
This is the column I was supposed to write last week. But when I heard the breaking news that Maria Ressa had won the Nobel Prize in the middle of my column writing, I had to change my topic to write about her award....
Nobel Peace Prize
by Elfren S. Cruz - October 10, 2021 - 12:00am
I was in the midst of writing my column for Sunday, which I write two days ahead, when I heard the breaking news that Maria Ressa was the co-winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for 2021. I decided I needed to say a few...
Stories of political parties
by Elfren S. Cruz - October 7, 2021 - 12:00am
In stable and working democracies, the common observation is that there are stable and relatively long-lasting political parties with clearly defined goals.
A path to a better future
by Elfren S. Cruz - October 3, 2021 - 12:00am
There must be a word that describes a situation that is worse than a crisis.
Campaigning as opposition Breakthrough
by Elfren S. Cruz - September 30, 2021 - 12:00am
In an ideal democracy, political elections are the competition of political ideologies and programs.
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