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Elfren S. Cruz
Elfren S. Cruz
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Remembering People Power
by Elfren S. Cruz - February 25, 2021 - 12:00am
The exact date was Feb. 25, 1986. It was a Tuesday morning three decades ago.
A love story
by Elfren S. Cruz - February 21, 2021 - 12:00am
Lorelei Baldonado Aquino of Humans of Pinas, inspired by Humans of New York, invited my wife and me to join other couples sharing how they met and married stories during the month of February.
Lenten reflections with Pope Francis
by Elfren S. Cruz - February 18, 2021 - 12:00am
This week marks the beginning of Lent, a time of prayer and renewal and a chance to refocus our personal relationships with God.
China vs. Taiwan
by Elfren S. Cruz - February 14, 2021 - 12:00am
In Joe Biden’s first call with Xi Jinping, the White House said that Biden emphasized his “…fundamental concerns with Beijing’s coercive and unfair practices, its crackdown in Hong Kong,...
End pandemic: Vaccinate both rich and poor
by Elfren S. Cruz - February 11, 2021 - 12:00am
The COVID-19 pandemic has become a truly global epidemic as it has now traveled to every continent and to almost every country in the world.
Is a US-China war inevitable?
by Elfren S. Cruz - February 7, 2021 - 12:00am
The foreign policy of the United States in terms of China and Southeast Asia is of paramount importance to the Philippines because the geographic location of the Philippines places it at the center of this potential...
Preparing for catastrophes
by Elfren S. Cruz - February 4, 2021 - 12:00am
In the midst of this pandemic, the question frequently asked is why was the world unprepared for such a catastrophe?
China’s authoritarian foreign policy
by Elfren S. Cruz - January 31, 2021 - 12:00am
China recently passed a law that allows its Coast Guard to fire on any non-Chinese vessels that cross “Chinese waters.”
Cory Aquino
by Elfren S. Cruz - January 28, 2021 - 12:00am
One of my proudest memories is that I was one of the few lucky ones who started working for President Cory on day one of her presidency.
The power of poetry
by Elfren S. Cruz - January 24, 2021 - 12:00am
The inauguration of Biden as president and Harris as the first female vice president of the United States was truly a spectacular show.
Another clash of civilizations
by Elfren S. Cruz - January 21, 2021 - 12:00am
The period we are going through has many names, unlike previous times in history where the years were called by a specific phrase or word fully describing the era.
Terra Carta: saving earth
by Elfren S. Cruz - January 17, 2021 - 12:00am
The world has made tremendous economic and technological progress in the last 100 years but the cost of all these has been an immeasurable destruction to our planet and its environment.
In defense of democracy
by Elfren S. Cruz - January 14, 2021 - 12:00am
Globally, the political world today is focused on what is happening in the United States.
Climate change worse than pandemic
by Elfren S. Cruz - January 10, 2021 - 12:00am
It seems that humankind is the victim of unnecessary catastrophes and the world is doomed to continuing this in the future.
Economists have too much power
by Elfren S. Cruz - January 7, 2021 - 12:00am
The prospect of anti-COVID 19 vaccines has increasingly brought attention to the post pandemic world. Will the world go back to being “normal” again; or, will there be a “new normal?”
Literature as vaccine
by Elfren S. Cruz - January 3, 2021 - 12:00am
For my first column of the year, I asked my son Roel, an educator and writer, to reflect on what persisted to be meaningful to him in 2020. This is what he wrote:
Rizal +
by Elfren S. Cruz - December 31, 2020 - 12:00am
It is true that no Filipino has been written about as much as Jose Rizal, considered by most as our national hero.
No to vaccine nationalism
by Elfren S. Cruz - December 27, 2020 - 12:00am
As we finally prepare to say goodbye to 2020, the expectations are high that 2021 will be a better year.
Filipino Christmas
by Elfren S. Cruz - December 24, 2020 - 12:00am
This is the day before Christmas.
Spirituality of Christmas
by Elfren S. Cruz - December 20, 2020 - 12:00am
Most people have a fantasy of what a perfect Christmas should be.
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