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Elfren S. Cruz
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Letters from readers
by Elfren S. Cruz - January 20, 2019 - 12:00am
During the past holidays, I received letters from readers that I feel are worth sharing with everyone.
Reading for pleasure
by Elfren S. Cruz - January 17, 2019 - 12:00am
I am still in the process of completing my list of 60 books that I intend to read this year.
A frightening world of tomorrow
by Elfren S. Cruz - January 13, 2019 - 12:00am
Like most people, I have always believed that the future will mean a better world for humankind and technology as it will bring vast improvements to the lives of people.
Beyond capitalism
by Elfren S. Cruz - January 10, 2019 - 12:00am
In the 1990s, with the fall of communism it was generally believed that democracy and capitalism would triumph and solve the problems of the world. Globalization was welcomed as the new wave of the future.
Failure of billionaire philanthropy
by Elfren S. Cruz - January 6, 2019 - 12:00am
When I first thought of writing this I was trying to decide whether the appropriate title would be Failure of Capitalism or simply Failure of Philanthropy.
2019 geopolitical predictions
by Elfren S. Cruz - January 3, 2019 - 12:00am
At this time of the year, most publications and columnists normally will develop space to forecasting major developments and trends for 2019, the coming year.
Christian persecution at Christmastime
by Elfren S. Cruz - December 30, 2018 - 12:00am
In the midst of the Christmas season in the Christian world, there are very disturbing reports that the persecution of Christians all over the world is increasing.
Bethlehem alters history
by Elfren S. Cruz - December 27, 2018 - 12:00am
Pope Francis, during the first few years of his papacy, was a beloved figure as he brought promises of reforming the Catholic Church.
Filipino books I want to read
by Elfren S. Cruz - December 23, 2018 - 12:00am
Last Sunday, my column was about books I want to read in 2019.
A legacy of Ramon del Rosario Jr.
by Elfren S. Cruz - December 20, 2018 - 12:00am
The National Museum of the Philippines is actually composed of several museums – the National Museum of Fine Arts, National Museum of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History and the National Planetarium....
Books I want to read
by Elfren S. Cruz - December 16, 2018 - 12:00am
I read somewhere that successful people read at least 50 to 60 books a year.
A new China
by Elfren S. Cruz - December 13, 2018 - 12:00am
Anyone trying to understand what is going on in the world today must necessarily make a serious attempt at trying to understand China’s geopolitical intentions and its effects on other countries, especially...
On drug addiction and marijuana
by Elfren S. Cruz - December 9, 2018 - 12:00am
I have avoided writing about the “war on drugs” until today. I believe most people would agree that drug addiction must be stopped.
Geopolitics and business
by Elfren S. Cruz - December 6, 2018 - 12:00am
Businessmen are learning that increased global tensions among superpowers are increasingly affecting their businesses.
La Salle Brothers endorse Chel Diokno
by Elfren S. Cruz - December 2, 2018 - 12:00am
Manuel “Chel” Diokno is the founding dean of the De La Salle University College of Law and heads FLAG, a human rights group.
The future global economy
by Elfren S. Cruz - November 29, 2018 - 12:00am
In many ways, the world is changing faster than ever before. The internet and the digital revolution has allowed billions of people around the world to interconnect with each other.
Mahathir’s warning on ‘new colonialism’
by Elfren S. Cruz - November 25, 2018 - 12:00am
It was the first visit to the Philippines by a Chinese head of state in 13 years.
Books as gifts
by Elfren S. Cruz - November 22, 2018 - 12:00am
I recently received a request from Cecilia Bulaong “CB” Garrucho to recommend some books that she could give as gifts to her friends and donors who are businessmen.
A wedding in the family
by Elfren S. Cruz - November 18, 2018 - 12:00am
I have always felt that there is something special and unique about a Filipino wedding.
Preparing for 2019
by Elfren S. Cruz - November 15, 2018 - 12:00am
It is said that politics is a never ending preoccupation in the Philippines.
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