Ruben Almendras
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Do we really heal as one?
by Ruben Almendras - June 2, 2020 - 12:00am
Psychologists, sociologists, marketing, and especially advertising people swear by the usefulness and effectiveness of sloganeering.
The dollar to peso exchange rate should be $1 = P54
by Ruben Almendras - May 27, 2020 - 12:00am
At this time when the bigger problem is to re-grow the Philippine economy that has been pummeled by quarantine, the government needs all the initiatives to jumpstart businesses that have been idle or closed, and...
The recovery is not a “V”or a “U” but a “Swoosh”
by Ruben Almendras - May 19, 2020 - 12:00am
Economists, business people and other pundits are now predicting how the world economy will recover after this COVID-19 pandemic that has devastated the global economy, and the individual economies of all count...
ECQ and the paradox of power
by Ruben Almendras - May 5, 2020 - 12:00am
In implementing the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) or lockdown, there have been some disturbing incidents that caught the main and social media’s attention, and probably many more such incidents were...
ECQ extension and exponential economic decline
by Ruben Almendras - April 28, 2020 - 12:00am
COVID-19 is going on its fourth month and as of April 25, there are some 200,000 deaths and over 2,900,000 infected worldwide. In the Philippines, reported deaths are 494 and 7,294 infected.
Politics and COVID-19
by Ruben Almendras - April 21, 2020 - 12:00am
The current COVID-19 pandemic is now in its fourth month and the political effects/implications are getting stronger.
COVID-19, religion and morality
by Ruben Almendras - April 14, 2020 - 12:00am
The onset and duration of COVID-19, from February to May, the time of celebrations of many religions and faiths, is uncanny. For many people, it could be by design of their gods.
Understanding epidemic, pandemic, and endemic
by Ruben Almendras - April 7, 2020 - 12:00am
An epidemic is an outbreak of disease that attacks many people at about the same time, over a short time period in a community, and may spread through several communities in adjacent areas.
A health, economic, social, and political crisis
by Ruben Almendras - March 31, 2020 - 12:00am
The current COVID-19 pandemic is a once-in-a-hundred years’ kind of crisis and disaster. It may be comparable to the 14th-century plague (Black Death) and the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemics, but hopefully with...
Are we headed for an economic recession?
by Ruben Almendras - March 24, 2020 - 12:00am
The COVID-19 pandemic is now on its fourth month and the economic impacts are surfacing and spreading.
Banko Sentral could/should do more
by Ruben Almendras - March 17, 2020 - 12:00am
The medical and health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are well disseminated and explained, and even the socio-political consequences of the quarantine, lockdown, state of medical emergency declarations of the government...
The world is in trouble but…
by Ruben Almendras - March 10, 2020 - 12:00am
As of March 8, 2020, worldwide infection of the COVID-19 has exceeded 106,000, with more than 3,600 deaths.
Governance in the time of coronavirus
by Ruben Almendras - March 3, 2020 - 12:00am
As of February 29, 2020, more than 85,000 people worldwide have been infected with COVID-19 and more than 2,900 people have died. Ninety percent of these were in China but the infections and deaths outside China...
Who wins in the ABS-CBN issue?
by Ruben Almendras - February 25, 2020 - 12:00am
There are 36 days to go until the expiration of the ABS-CBN franchise and the Senate and Congress only have two weeks of session days before they go into recess.
Positive effects of COVID-19
by Ruben Almendras - February 18, 2020 - 12:00am
As of Friday, February 14, the death toll from the COVID-19 coronavirus has reached 1,523, and more than 66,000 are infected, 90% of them in China.
Understanding China/Chinese phobia
by Ruben Almendras - February 11, 2020 - 12:00am
The recent coronavirus epidemic which is a month old and has resulted in more than 40,000 infected and over 700 deaths has spawned anti-Chinese sentiment in many parts of the world, particularly in countries with...
Why we grieved for Kobe Bryant
by Ruben Almendras - February 4, 2020 - 12:00am
Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash with eight other people that included his 13-year-old daughter last January 26, and people all over the world grieved.
Why the fans love Federer
by Ruben Almendras - January 28, 2020 - 12:00am
I watched the Federer vs. Millman match in the Australian Open on TV last Friday which was a five-setter.
A more dangerous world?
by Ruben Almendras - January 21, 2020 - 12:00am
With the recent eruption of Taal Volcano in the Philippines and another island volcano in New Zealand two months ago, the huge forest fires in California late last year, and the ongoing even larger forest fires in...
Sleepwalking into a war
by Ruben Almendras - January 14, 2020 - 12:00am
A historian philosopher once said that many leaders in many countries have a natural tendency to sleepwalk into a war.
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