Elfren S. Cruz
Elfren S. Cruz
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‘Children of War’
by Elfren S. Cruz - December 7, 2023 - 12:00am
I have read many books about the Philippines during the Second World War.
Reducing income inequality: a must
by Elfren S. Cruz - December 3, 2023 - 12:00am
During this past month of November, there were two seemingly unrelated news about the macroeconomic situation in the Philippines.
Celebrating Ninoy’s birthday
by Elfren S. Cruz - November 30, 2023 - 12:00am
Last Monday, Nov. 27, the government declared it as a special holiday. It was supposed to be a day for honoring our national hero, Andres Bonifacio.
Stop worshipping at the altar of economic growth
by Elfren S. Cruz - November 26, 2023 - 12:00am
The growing political instability in the world has been heightened by the increasing wealth gap between the upper 10 percent of society and the remainder of the population, especially the bottom 50 percent. It is...
Wealth tax and a more equitable society
by Elfren S. Cruz - November 23, 2023 - 12:00am
I have always believed that income inequality is more critical in facing the  economic problems of any nation, as compared to the growth of the Gross Domestic Product.
Why empires – ancient and modern – fall
by Elfren S. Cruz - November 19, 2023 - 12:00am
Over the last three centuries, the West dominated the planet.
Leila de Lima, free at last
by Elfren S. Cruz - November 16, 2023 - 12:00am
Definitely, the most important news this past week was the release on bail of former Sen. Leila de Lima.
America and China: Nonviolent enemies
by Elfren S. Cruz - November 12, 2023 - 12:00am
The Philippines has changed its foreign policy direction from being an ally of China to being an ally of the United States.
Human rights in Palestine
by Elfren S. Cruz - November 5, 2023 - 12:00am
The ongoing war between Israel and Hamas has caused worldwide divisions on the argument as to which side is right and which side is wrong.
Remembering our beloved departed
by Elfren S. Cruz - November 2, 2023 - 12:00am
There are three occasions in the Philippines which are celebrated over a period of days. These are Christmas, Holy Week and “Undas,” the local term referring to Nov. 1 and 2. The term comes from the Spanish...
Philippines-US mutual defense
by Elfren S. Cruz - October 29, 2023 - 12:00am
The attention of the world is focused on two major hotspots.
A new imperialist China
by Elfren S. Cruz - October 26, 2023 - 12:00am
The latest incident of confrontation between the Philippines and China was the collision between a Philippine vessel and a Chinese coast guard vessel. 
Story of Philippine war on drugs
by Elfren S. Cruz - October 22, 2023 - 12:00am
Patricia Evangelista was a trauma journalist who worked as a field correspondent for Rappler in Manila during the term of Rodrigo Duterte. She describes herself:
Protecting Philippine economy
by Elfren S. Cruz - October 19, 2023 - 12:00am
Globalization and the unwavering faith in a free market economy were the economic and political mantras in the 1990s.
Two faces of Gaza
by Elfren S. Cruz - October 15, 2023 - 12:00am
I remember that in Maria Ressa’s book, “How to Stand Up to a Dictator,” she discussed the consequences of misinformation by mass media.
A tale of two libraries
by Elfren S. Cruz - October 12, 2023 - 12:00am
My wife Neni Sta. Romana Cruz has just returned from a month-long Scandinavian trip and writes about what she has found most impressive.
I teach, therefore I am
by Elfren S. Cruz - October 8, 2023 - 12:00am
For Teachers Day, I asked my son Roel who teaches 21st Century Literature to 12th graders at the Alternative Education Department of La Salle Greenhills to share his thoughts on teaching and education. This is what...
Guides to AI
by Elfren S. Cruz - October 5, 2023 - 12:00am
The rapid increase in the utilization of artificial intelligence in business, government, education and even in people’s daily lives has led to a growing number of books on the topic.
Geography dictates geopolitics
by Elfren S. Cruz - October 1, 2023 - 12:00am
Even the average reader can see that there are conflicts all over the world.
Nonalignment in Southeast Asia
by Elfren S. Cruz - September 28, 2023 - 12:00am
During the Cold War which reached its peak in the 1950s up to the 1980s, the world was divided into three geopolitical camps.
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