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Elfren S. Cruz
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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.
Global war on drugs
by Elfren S. Cruz - November 17, 2019 - 12:00am
It is not only in the Philippines but worldwide there is a “war on drugs” which was launched a decade ago and coordinated by the Global Commission on Drug Policy.
Confucianism in family business succession
by Elfren S. Cruz - November 14, 2019 - 12:00am
The passing away of major members in the hierarchy in several Filipino-Chinese conglomerates has caused discussion on the topic of succession in family businesses.
Phl wage growth slowest in ASEAN
by Elfren S. Cruz - November 10, 2019 - 12:00am
The Philippines has the slowest real wage growth among the major countries in ASEAN.
38th National Book Award winners
by Elfren S. Cruz - November 7, 2019 - 12:00am
In a recent survey of the world’s biggest 500 companies, it was discovered that most of its CEOs read around 60 or more books a year.
Modern capitalismleads to inequality
by Elfren S. Cruz - November 3, 2019 - 12:00am
The absence of a real wage growth in the Philippines is among the major obstacles that prevent the country from reaching middle class status by 2040. In a briefing, World Bank senior economist Rong Qian said: “Actually...
The story of Undas
by Elfren S. Cruz - October 31, 2019 - 12:00am
For Catholics, the proper day to visit their deceased loved ones in the cemeteries is actually on Nov. 2, which is All Souls Day.
The future of People Power
by Elfren S. Cruz - October 27, 2019 - 12:00am
The recent passing away of Nene Pimentel has made me more aware that many of the pillars in the struggle against the Marcos dictatorship have now passed away.
Remembering Nene Pimentel
by Elfren S. Cruz - October 24, 2019 - 12:00am
Up to the last year of his life, Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel was a prominent voice in the national debates on major political issues.
Need for climate activism
by Elfren S. Cruz - October 20, 2019 - 12:00am
The ecological crisis has begun. It has become a major topic in the worlds of science, the academe and even media.
China vs US: Choosing side
by Elfren S. Cruz - October 17, 2019 - 12:00am
A recent visitor to the Philippines was celebrity author of the book When China Rules the World.
CSR and youth advocacy
by Elfren S. Cruz - October 13, 2019 - 12:00am
II read the research by Millennial Impact Report: 10 Years Looking Back by Derrick Feldmann and Achieve and sponsored by Case Foundation. The study reveals how millennials are involved and interested in social ...
Ninoy’s testament
by Elfren S. Cruz - October 10, 2019 - 12:00am
This is a period of turmoil all over the world.
Metro Manila and Davao are sinking
by Elfren S. Cruz - October 6, 2019 - 12:00am
According to a 2012 study by the Asian Development Bank, the Philippines is one of five countries most affected by climate changes in the world.
Quo Vadis China
by Elfren S. Cruz - October 3, 2019 - 12:00am
“There is no force that can shake the foundation of this great nation... No force will be able to stop the steady march of the Chinese people and Chinese nation.”
National Book Awards finalists
by Elfren S. Cruz - September 29, 2019 - 12:00am
The 38th Manila Critics Circle and the National Book Development Board are pleased to announce the finalists for the National Book Awards for books published in 2018...
Fight for survival on Earth
by Elfren S. Cruz - September 26, 2019 - 12:00am
Only the ignorant and the greedy continue to deny that there is a global crisis caused by climate change.
Life under Martial Law
by Elfren S. Cruz - September 22, 2019 - 12:00am
Around three and a half years ago, I wrote a column depicting life under martial law through six Filipino novels recommended by Karina Bolasco who was then publisher of Anvil Books.
Songs of protest
by Elfren S. Cruz - September 19, 2019 - 12:00am
Protest songs are normally associated with a movement for political and social change.
Glory be to thee Hong Kong
by Elfren S. Cruz - September 15, 2019 - 12:00am
Even if I believe that sooner or later China will suppress the Hong Kong Revolution, I cannot help but admire the idealism and resoluteness of the Hong Kong people in their movement to preserve democracy and the...
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