Cito Beltran
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‘Na bulaga pa rin’ – still surprised
by Cito Beltran - June 2, 2023 - 12:00am
In spite of the very public disagreements and prophecies of doom, people were still surprised that the longest running noontime show in Philippine broadcast history got shut down or, in the account of one of the...
Jho Low: The sovereign fund nightmare
by Cito Beltran - May 31, 2023 - 12:00am
President Bongbong Marcos and associates are not ready to let go of the bone they call Maharlika Fund and have even certified the proposed bill for it as “urgent.” Another term for “urgent”...
A different drug not a cure
by Cito Beltran - May 29, 2023 - 12:00am
If you are the type that reads labels on prescription medicines, chances are you’re familiar with the warning or advise: “If symptoms persist after seven days, discontinue use and consult your physi...
Legacy smile
by Cito Beltran - May 26, 2023 - 12:00am
As many of us approach the final quarter of life, the term “Legacy” often comes into our conversations.
Wallet & keyboard offensive
by Cito Beltran - May 24, 2023 - 12:00am
In the old days, one of the bad things “outsiders” and the elite would say about Filipinos was that we have such low standards of excellence. They called it the “Puede na” mentality or “It...
Sic transit gloria mundi
by Cito Beltran - May 22, 2023 - 12:00am
People have clearly ignored the suggestion of President Bongbong Marcos not to put too much meaning to the demotion of former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo from Senior Deputy Speaker down to plain Deputy Speaker...
Intended or designed
by Cito Beltran - May 19, 2023 - 12:00am
First up, politically curious citizens are puzzled or wondering how PGMA, known to be an influencer and allegedly one of the closest advisers of President Bongbong Marcos, could be so casually stripped of her position...
Buyer beware?
by Cito Beltran - May 17, 2023 - 12:00am
I don’t know who first coined the phrase but I suspect it would be safe to bet that it was a lawyer, a company lawyer probably.
No nurse left behind?
by Cito Beltran - May 15, 2023 - 12:00am
In order to solve the shortage of health workers and to slow them down from flying off to distant lands, a partylist representative has filed a bill that would require all health workers to serve for one year in...
No respect
by Cito Beltran - May 12, 2023 - 12:00am
Yesterday, on the program AGENDA (Cignal-TV), we invited the sought-after speaker and author Jayson Lo to once again share his insights and discoveries during his engagements in corporations as well as with business...
Parking lots from hell
by Cito Beltran - May 10, 2023 - 12:00am
While living in the US many, many, moons ago, I indirectly came across the concept and function of a “Design Committee” that oversaw, reviewed and had the power to approve or disapprove architectural...
Blessings of the Chicken Meal
by Cito Beltran - May 8, 2023 - 12:00am
During the last quarter of 2022, I set out on a quest: to prove that I could produce 1,500 chicks over four months on my roof deck and in our backyard farm, more than many of the top breeders of gamefowls and free-range...
Expensive house calls
by Cito Beltran - May 5, 2023 - 12:00am
There was a time when doctors used to make house calls for free, while owners of home appliances and electronic equipment used to have to take their TVs etc. to the shop to be looked at. Nowadays, doctors rarely...
Bgy 4-11 and the new ‘puede na’
by Cito Beltran - May 3, 2023 - 12:00am
For the longest time, Pinoy comedians as well as street clowns or punks have used the term “Barangay 4-11” as a joke and derogatory term, referring to the great majority of Filipinos who on average would...
A pain-free ‘Bugs Bunny’
by Cito Beltran - May 1, 2023 - 12:00am
I’m sure the title of today’s column has caught your attention.
‘Don’t get mad, get even’
by Cito Beltran - April 28, 2023 - 12:00am
A Grab Car driver shared his opinion that some of the most corrupt enforcers in Metro Manila are from the City of Manila as often shared by other Grab drivers.
Villar ‘on the spot’ for a purpose
by Cito Beltran - April 26, 2023 - 12:00am
After confronting a security guard for barricading public access to a composting project site, Senator Cynthia Villar has found herself at the center of conflicting public opinions about the right of property owners...
Deprived and denied
by Cito Beltran - April 24, 2023 - 12:00am
After convincing an indigent couple to start attending church two months ago, the lady texted me one Sunday evening and told me about a “mass wedding” that was being arranged for couples who...
‘They are not helping PRRD’
by Cito Beltran - April 21, 2023 - 12:00am
“They are not being helpful.” “They should be utilizing logic instead of loyalty.”
‘Narco State Phl’
by Cito Beltran - April 19, 2023 - 12:00am
Many people have allowed themselves to be distracted by press releases, press conferences and the alleged spat between Secretary of the Interior and Local Government Benhur Abalos and Chief of the Philippine National...
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