Ruben Almendras
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Good governance and governments
by Ruben Almendras - August 9, 2022 - 12:00am
The term “good governance” was originally used to describe the proper management of the state, society, and resources of a country and it referred to governments.
Corporate debt management
by Ruben Almendras - August 2, 2022 - 12:00am
In the main and social media news last week was the declaration of a debt “default” by the banks of an emerging business conglomerate for failure to pay an installment.
Socio-political lessons on Sri Lanka
by Ruben Almendras - July 19, 2022 - 12:00am
After flying to Maldives in a navy boat and later flying to Singapore, Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa resigned as president by email, after months of protests/demonstrations that included invasion of his...
Disinformation promotes disunity
by Ruben Almendras - July 12, 2022 - 12:00am
The unity theme that was used in the last election by the incoming administration was reiterated after the election and in the inaugural speech of BBM.
A few good men
by Ruben Almendras - July 5, 2022 - 12:00am
Some readers have asked why I have referenced some books and movies in my columns.
Great expectations
by Ruben Almendras - June 28, 2022 - 12:00am
“Great Expectations” is also a novel written by Charles Dickens.
Fiscal policies vs. monetary policies
by Ruben Almendras - June 21, 2022 - 12:00am
The P13 trillion Philippine government debt overload/overhang is and will be the dominant challenge for the economic initiatives of the incoming administration.
The necessary political opposition
by Ruben Almendras - June 14, 2022 - 12:00am
All human endeavors, especially those involving and affecting a significant number of people, requires feedback mechanisms to evaluate the effects/progress/success of the actions.
Paying the P13 trillion gov’t debt
by Ruben Almendras - June 7, 2022 - 12:00am
Unless miracles happen, by June 30, 2022 when Duterte turns over the presidency to BBM the outstanding Philippine government debt will be P13 trillion.
Who’s afraid of Leni Robredo?
by Ruben Almendras - May 24, 2022 - 12:00am
The above title is a take from the play/movie, “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”, an Edward Albee play that was also made into a movie.
And the winners are: RP and democracy
by Ruben Almendras - May 10, 2022 - 12:00am
I write my columns for Tuesday on Sunday, so this was written a day before the May 9 national elections.
Political dynasty ruined Sri Lanka
by Ruben Almendras - May 3, 2022 - 12:00am
The COVID-19 pandemic and the Ukraine invasion are still hogging the news in the main and social media that there is little coverage of the happenings in Sri Lanka.
The people vs. the tradpol
by Ruben Almendras - April 26, 2022 - 12:00am
The events in the current political campaign leading to the May 2022 election while not unexpected, have socio-political components that may change the politics and governance of the Philippines in the coming y...
The diminishing effects of trolls  
by Ruben Almendras - April 24, 2022 - 12:00am
The trolls we are referring here are those paid internet users who propagate multiple posts and false information in many social media sites with the intention of misleading or promoting advocacies or persons.
A two wo(man) presidential race it is
by Ruben Almendras - April 12, 2022 - 12:00am
The last released poll survey on the election was commissioned/paid by a sponsor and is part of the Cambridge Analytica strategy, so this has to be viewed with a discerning perspective.
Government’s confusing position with China
by Ruben Almendras - April 5, 2022 - 12:00am
China’s encroachments in the West Philippine Sea is one of the five issues in the coming May elections, according to last month’s poll survey.
Election impact of poverty in the Philippines
by Ruben Almendras - March 29, 2022 - 12:00am
Recent data on poverty in the Philippines as of 2022, acknowledged by the government, placed the figure at 15.5% to 17.55% of the population, which translates to 17 million to 20 million Filipinos.
The Robredo campaign phenomena
by Ruben Almendras - March 22, 2022 - 12:00am
The events in the Robredo campaign in the past weeks have been extraordinary and have not been observed in previous election campaigns, that it can be rightfully called a phenomenon.
Positive effects  of Ukraine invasion
by Ruben Almendras - March 15, 2022 - 12:00am
The carnage, the deaths, the destruction of productive structures and a way of life in Ukraine are undeniable and condemnable.
Information technology in Ukraine invasion
by Ruben Almendras - March 8, 2022 - 12:00am
As of January 2021, more than 15 billion cellphones have been sold, and 6.3 billion are smartphones that are currently in use.
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