Elfren S. Cruz
Elfren S. Cruz
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Bonifacio: revolutionary, nationalist, philosopher
by Elfren S. Cruz - November 29, 2020 - 12:00am
There are many articles about Bonifacio and the Katipunan.
A better kind of politics
by Elfren S. Cruz - November 26, 2020 - 12:00am
When one talks of papal encyclicals, the common impression is that they focus on the spiritual aspects of our lives. However, the fact is that many of these encyclicals form part of the Catholic social teaching...
Clericalism and the McCarrick report
by Elfren S. Cruz - November 22, 2020 - 12:00am
The McCarrick report is a 450-page report on the full investigation of all the relevant facts regarding the charges of sex abuse by Cardinal Theodore Edgar McCarrick.
Technology is not education
by Elfren S. Cruz - November 19, 2020 - 12:00am
Much of the fondest and most enjoyable moments of campus life during my college years were those spent outside the classroom.
Resiliency not enough
by Elfren S. Cruz - November 15, 2020 - 12:00am
The effects of both Super Typhoon Rolly and Typhoon Ulysses have been greatly felt during these past two weeks families displaced, properties damaged and lives lost.
Fake news, religion, science
by Elfren S. Cruz - November 12, 2020 - 12:00am
The Trump era will be known for a number of things; but it will always be known by many people as the era of “fake news.” Personally, I was not familiar with this term until it became a Trump staple every...
Are US elections democratic?
by Elfren S. Cruz - November 8, 2020 - 12:00am
As I write this column, the final winner of the US elections is still to be decided.
by Elfren S. Cruz - November 5, 2020 - 12:00am
Terrorism is again back in the global headlines.
Pandemic makes rich richer, poor poorer
by Elfren S. Cruz - November 1, 2020 - 12:00am
Despite the global economic shock caused by the pandemic, the world’s 500 richest people are now a combined $813 billion richer than they were at the beginning of this year. This was the finding of the Bloomberg...
Pandemic erodes democracy
by Elfren S. Cruz - October 29, 2020 - 12:00am
The pandemic is causing tremendous physical suffering for many millions of people in the world.
Another battle of ideologies
by Elfren S. Cruz - October 25, 2020 - 12:00am
The last Cold War lasted because it was also an ideological war. It was a global struggle between Communism and Capitalism.
Stupid miscalculation leads to war
by Elfren S. Cruz - October 22, 2020 - 12:00am
A few days ago, Chinese President Xi Jinping called on the Chinese Armed Forces to prepare for war with all their minds and energy.
Social purpose of property
by Elfren S. Cruz - October 18, 2020 - 12:00am
This is my third column on the third and latest papal encyclical Fratelli Tutti of Pope Francis.
More thoughts on Fratelli Tutti
by Elfren S. Cruz - October 15, 2020 - 12:00am
Fratelli Tutti (Brothers All) is the third and latest encyclical of Pope Francis. In my column last Sunday, I suggested a framework for reading this 43,000-word document which is clearly heavy reading.
Fratelli Tutti by Pope Francis
by Elfren S. Cruz - October 11, 2020 - 12:00am
Fratelli Tutti (All Brothers) : On Fraternity and Social Relationships is the third and latest papal encyclical of Pope Francis.
Tackling the COVID-19 pandemic
by Elfren S. Cruz - October 8, 2020 - 12:00am
A few weeks ago, Western Europe looked like it had successfully solved the COVID-19 epidemic or at least was on its way to flattening the curve.
Studies on Philippine history
by Elfren S. Cruz - October 4, 2020 - 12:00am
A few decades ago, the study of history was purely the realm of academicians and a few interested individuals.
Heading towards a war
by Elfren S. Cruz - October 1, 2020 - 12:00am
Can a war between the two superpowers – China and the United States – begin over the South China Sea and Taiwan?
Why do wars begin?
by Elfren S. Cruz - September 27, 2020 - 12:00am
The rising tensions in the South China Sea between China and an alliance of several nations including the USA, Japan, Australia, Vietnam, Taiwan, UK and other countries has raised the uneasy prospect of the possibility...
A story of Martial law
by Elfren S. Cruz - September 24, 2020 - 12:00am
In a book Lee Kuan Yew wrote, there is one part that is interesting reading.
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