Elfren S. Cruz
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May, the month of Mother Mary
by Elfren S. Cruz - May 28, 2020 - 12:00am
May is the month of Mother Mary.
The end of globalization
by Elfren S. Cruz - May 24, 2020 - 12:00am
A few years ago, I wrote columns whose main message was that globalisation was harmful to the average citizen of the world.
The end of free market capitalism
by Elfren S. Cruz - May 21, 2020 - 12:00am
The coronavirus pandemic is now expected to end the “neoliberal era” or free market capitalism, which will make it one of the biggest societal shake ups since the Industrial Revolution or the rise of...
Three scenarios of recovery
by Elfren S. Cruz - May 17, 2020 - 12:00am
The recent NEDA document with its proposed economic recovery program for the country is a must reading for business decision makers, economists, political leaders and all those that are closely following government...
Lessons on reopening after COVID-19 lockdown
by Elfren S. Cruz - May 14, 2020 - 12:00am
The lifting of quarantine restrictions is just a matter of time.
Preparing for a ‘normal world’
by Elfren S. Cruz - May 10, 2020 - 12:00am
The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the daily decisions of governments, businesses and families all over the world.
Universal guaranteed income
by Elfren S. Cruz - May 7, 2020 - 12:00am
A universal basic income is a guaranteed income sufficient to meet a person’s basic needs. While there may be different versions, the basic features would be that it is unconditional, automatic, non-withdrawable,...
The 2 Chinas of Deng and Xi
by Elfren S. Cruz - May 3, 2020 - 12:00am
China is not a superpower, nor will she ever seek to be one.
In search of servant leaders
by Elfren S. Cruz - April 30, 2020 - 12:00am
We have a frightened world desperately looking for a way to go back to a “normal world” or a “new normal” which we can all live with.
Strategic planning for government: national to LGUs
by Elfren S. Cruz - April 26, 2020 - 12:00am
In these times, the government from national to LGUs is focused on action plans which satisfy short term goals.
History of pandemics
by Elfren S. Cruz - April 23, 2020 - 12:00am
Epidemics and pandemics have been occurring for centuries in recorded history. In 430 B.C. Athens was the center of Western civilization.
The world beyond the lockdown
by Elfren S. Cruz - April 19, 2020 - 12:00am
The coronavirus pandemic will cause a drastic increase in global poverty.
Addressing post-pandemic crisis
by Elfren S. Cruz - April 16, 2020 - 12:00am
Several economic think tanks are predicting that the coronavirus pandemic will ultimately cause the rise of global poverty.
Love in the time of corona
by Elfren S. Cruz - April 12, 2020 - 12:00am
For Easter, I asked my son Roel, a writer and educator, to share his reflections.
Holy Thursday reflections
by Elfren S. Cruz - April 9, 2020 - 12:00am
The world’s attention is rightfully focused on the coronavirus pandemic.
Lent and lockdown
by Elfren S. Cruz - April 5, 2020 - 12:00am
Amidst this global coronavirus pandemic, many of us have forgotten this is also the season of Lent. Just as a reminder: Lent is the 40-day period starting on Ash Wednesday and ending on Easter Sunday. The Christians...
A call for global unity against COVID-19
by Elfren S. Cruz - April 2, 2020 - 12:00am
At a time when coronavirus has caused a global pandemic, the old geopolitical battles are still happening all over the world.
An appeal from the De La Salle Brothers
by Elfren S. Cruz - March 29, 2020 - 12:00am
It is during times of crisis that we see the best in the Filipino.
The world after coronavirus
by Elfren S. Cruz - March 26, 2020 - 12:00am
There are two contrasting models emerging on how to handle the coronavirus pandemic.
Pandemic is also an economic war
by Elfren S. Cruz - March 22, 2020 - 12:00am
I wanted to have a respite from writing about the coronavirus; but, I soon found out that this is impossible for me.
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