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Elfren S. Cruz
Elfren S. Cruz
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The Cory Aquino charismatic leadership
by Elfren S. Cruz - January 26, 2020 - 12:00am
In my last column I discussed the topic of moral leadership or servant leadership.
The servant leader
by Elfren S. Cruz - January 23, 2020 - 12:00am
People have been debating on the meaning of leadership since the beginning of civilization.
End capitalism
by Elfren S. Cruz - January 19, 2020 - 12:00am
We are at the first days, not only of a new year; but, at the beginning of a new decade – 2020s.
China vs. Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam
by Elfren S. Cruz - January 16, 2020 - 12:00am
I recently read an article that said that Malaysia has joined Indonesia and Vietnam to beat China at its own game: The use of lawfare to settle disputes.
Memories of Old Manila
by Elfren S. Cruz - January 12, 2020 - 12:00am
This is a beautiful book. This is the first time I have ever used that adjective to describe a book.
Why do wars begin?
by Elfren S. Cruz - January 9, 2020 - 12:00am
The Trump administration ordered the assassination of Iranian general Suleimani was supposedly to prevent an upcoming attack on Americans.
Honor and Jose Abad Santos
by Elfren S. Cruz - January 5, 2020 - 12:00am
The book is HONOR: The Legacy of Jose Abad Santos.
Fighting for our children
by Elfren S. Cruz - January 2, 2020 - 12:00am
As I look towards the future, I find that I have found inspiration for my first column of 2020 from the heroes of my generation.
Jose Rizal, the first Filipino nationalist
by Elfren S. Cruz - December 29, 2019 - 12:00am
Jose Rizal spent the early morning hours of Dec. 30, 1896 prepaing for his martyrdom. At around three o’clock in the morning, he heard mass and received Communion.
Christmas reflections on religion
by Elfren S. Cruz - December 26, 2019 - 12:00am
Christmas has become a highly successful commercial festival; and, Santa Claus has overtaken Jesus Christ as its symbolic figure.
Filipino Christmas: Christ vs Santa
by Elfren S. Cruz - December 22, 2019 - 12:00am
There is an ongoing struggle between a cultural Christmas and a religious or spiritual Christmas. For example, who is the most authentic symbol for Christmas – Santa Claus with a bagful of gifts riding a reindeer-driven...
Reading about Christmas
by Elfren S. Cruz - December 19, 2019 - 12:00am
“If you find that many of the things you asked for have come and not perhaps quite so many as sometimes, remember that this Christmas all over the world there is a terrible number of poor and starving peo...
Value of collecting unread books is tsundoku
by Elfren S. Cruz - December 15, 2019 - 12:00am
I belong to that minority group of the population that still loves books printed on paper.
Red Pope Tagle
by Elfren S. Cruz - December 12, 2019 - 12:00am
I knew that the appointment of Cardinal Tagle as Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples is a major appointment to a critical post.
Lockton Legacy Awards
by Elfren S. Cruz - December 8, 2019 - 12:00am
Christmas happens in a few days and along with that anticipated holiday break comes some downtime for reflecting over the year that was.
Memoirs of Cory Aquino
by Elfren S. Cruz - December 5, 2019 - 12:00am
The title of the book is TO LOVE ANOTHER DAY: The Memoirs of CORY AQUINO: From the Years of Trials, Tragedy and Transformation (1972-1986). Compiled and edited by Rapa Lopa. 2019.
A different view of Philippine history
by Elfren S. Cruz - December 1, 2019 - 12:00am
A long period of festivities and holidays is ahead of us in December.
Ninoy
by Elfren S. Cruz - November 28, 2019 - 12:00am
There was a period in our history when the opposition in the Senate was comprised of men of stature.
Literature and business leadership
by Elfren S. Cruz - November 24, 2019 - 12:00am
Does literature have any value to management practitioners and business leaders? This is an interesting question during the week when the annual National Book Awards are announced to the public.
Stories of student activism
by Elfren S. Cruz - November 21, 2019 - 12:00am
The campus takeover by students at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and other institutions reminds me of a similar event in Philippine history.
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