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We created them
by Cito Beltran - August 21, 2019 - 12:00am
“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it” Proverbs 22:6.
Big time thinking
by Cito Beltran - August 19, 2019 - 12:00am
Months before his brutal murder, my friend Dominic Sytin visited me at home just before I checked in to the Philippine Heart Center for an angioplasty procedure.
Cheaper medicines my foot
by Cito Beltran - August 16, 2019 - 12:00am
In spite of the claims and seeming truth that the “Cheaper Medicines Law” has made most medicines affordable, it seems that there are still many instances where medicines in the Philippines can be prohibitive...
Of elephants and mice
by Cito Beltran - August 14, 2019 - 12:00am
On many occasion, people don’t want to acknowledge or see the elephant in the room because that would require admitting the problem exists, forcing them to deal with it and to come up with an equally difficult...
Revelations on EDSA
by Cito Beltran - August 12, 2019 - 12:00am
The MMDA officials were so busy defending and explaining what they were trying to do on EDSA these past few days that they apparently failed to see the obvious.
This speaks for itself
by Cito Beltran - August 9, 2019 - 12:00am
It is generally considered a mortal sin for opinion columnists and media practitioners to use “press release” materials verbatim, but when I received the following official statement from the “Chinese...
‘Trees’
by Cito Beltran - August 7, 2019 - 12:00am
Many, many years ago, I worked for a retired CEO abroad who lived and owned a 350-acre residential compound.
Less drama more science
by Cito Beltran - August 5, 2019 - 12:00am
After tackling several “issues” or hot topics on our Program AGENDA on Cignal & TV5 such as the Dengue Outbreak...
Challenging or discriminating PWDs?
by Cito Beltran - August 2, 2019 - 12:00am
I recently received a message from a friend about his wife’s sad experience as a card carrying PWD or Person With Disability.
My Way + alcohol = rIP
by Cito Beltran - July 31, 2019 - 12:00am
The Philippines, I believe, is the only place where drinking alcohol and singing Frank Sinatra’s hit “My Way” is like a death wish that can send you on your way to the undertaker.
Not a game among generals
by Cito Beltran - July 29, 2019 - 12:00am
“Where there’s smoke, there’s fire” and in the Philippines, where there are rumors there is a great possibility of truth to those rumors.
Solar power vs subsidized power
by Cito Beltran - July 26, 2019 - 12:00am
Even before President Rodrigo Duterte made mention of his desire for government to develop alternative renewable energy sources, solar and wind turbine has slowly but surely been gaining headway as a viable energy...
‘MMDA’ tow truck from hell
by Cito Beltran - July 24, 2019 - 12:00am
Right after attending the funeral service for General James Barbers last Sunday at Loyola Memorial-Marikina, we decided to grab a quick lunch along C5 road before heading to the afternoon Sunday service at Victory...
Sometimes it’s really not Malacañang
by Cito Beltran - July 22, 2019 - 12:00am
When a branch of the PNP decided to file charges of sedition against most of the opposition particularly Vice President Leni Robredo the automatic response of those accused was that Malacañang or President...
State of crucial resources?
by Cito Beltran - July 19, 2019 - 12:00am
When the President gives his SONA or State of the Nation Address on Monday, July 22, will he make mention of the scarce state of vital resources that have become major headaches for the country?
Goodbye ‘Tito Jimmy’
by Cito Beltran - July 17, 2019 - 12:00am
To die in one’s sleep is perhaps one of the greatest kindness that our God could bestow us. Some of my friends and I have wished for such passing, and recently someone very close to our family was blessed to...
The curse of usury
by Cito Beltran - July 15, 2019 - 12:00am
After hearing how so many Israelites were suffering in poverty and being charged one percent for money, grain, new wine and Olive oil, the Prophet Nehemiah angrily rebuked the nobles and officials of the city for...
The year of living dangerously
by Cito Beltran - July 12, 2019 - 12:00am
President Rodrigo Duterte and his official spokesperson are either trying to scare the opposition, conditioning the minds of Filipinos regarding Martial Rule or might really be afraid of something they can’t...
Traveler’s tales
by Cito Beltran - July 10, 2019 - 12:00am
Travel will always open your eyes to what you don’t normally see. For me, it always brings opportunities to call out things that authorities and the general public take for granted or fail to appreciate.
Digital debt nightmare
by Cito Beltran - July 8, 2019 - 12:00am
First the good news; the curse plagues even modern countries like Japan.
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