Cito Beltran
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Beware the Ides of March
by Cito Beltran - March 8, 2021 - 12:00am
This article started out with the title “Fatal Fatigue” referring to the danger we face if we allow “COVID-19 Fatigue” to get the better of us in terms of vigilance in exchange for mobility...
Cruel and unusual
by Cito Beltran - March 5, 2021 - 12:00am
Back in the day, when I was involved in the construction of what is now known as Discovery Paradise in Busuanga, Palawan, one of my responsibilities and challenge was how to enforce house rules, discipline and ...
How badly do you want it
by Cito Beltran - March 3, 2021 - 12:00am
If you’re a regular viewer of our program AGENDA on Cignal TV, chances are you would have seen that we were airing from a different location early this week.
Too little — too late
by Cito Beltran - March 1, 2021 - 12:00am
The welcome reception for the 600,000 doses of China-made vaccines comes across as a clear case of celebrating what at this stage of the game is “too little – too late.”
The right ‘casa’ is better
by Cito Beltran - February 26, 2021 - 12:00am
Many car owners in the Philippines would avoid going to the “casa” or the dealership and service center where they bought their car because of the general impression that casas charge twice what outside...
Actual ‘victims’ first
by Cito Beltran - February 24, 2021 - 12:00am
Before senators and other stakeholders talk about providing subsidies or using tax payments from imported meats as incentives to hog raisers, can Senators Villar and Pangilinan first make sure that the actual victims...
Why they can’t
by Cito Beltran - February 22, 2021 - 12:00am
Today’s article is about why embassies of foreign governments can’t provide COVID-19 vaccination to their citizens in spite of the fact that many of them represent first or second world countries which...
by Cito Beltran - February 19, 2021 - 12:00am
Philippine Agriculture is broken.
Facebook is not…
by Cito Beltran - February 17, 2021 - 12:00am
As a lecturer at the Development Academy of the Philippines, I made it a point to remind the hundreds of government executives who underwent our Media and Communications module not to rely on Facebook or any other...
The foreigners among us
by Cito Beltran - February 15, 2021 - 12:00am
We don’t think much about foreigners among us unless we are married to one, related to one, are best friends or work closely with them.
Pigs, LTO, hospitals, etc.
by Cito Beltran - February 12, 2021 - 12:00am
So many topics, so little space!
What you dare…
by Cito Beltran - February 10, 2021 - 12:00am
Back in ’86 when I was living in Westport, Connecticut, my good friend Bianca gifted me with a piece of polished glass with the inscription: “What you dare to dream, dare to do!” I’ve carried...
Porkless meat shop soon
by Cito Beltran - February 8, 2021 - 12:00am
When it comes to meat shops, I dare say that the most popular and highly visible meat shop in the Philippines would have to be Monterey.
Something worse than cancer
by Cito Beltran - February 5, 2021 - 12:00am
What could possibly be worse than knowing you have cancer? For most of us nothing could possibly be worse than having cancer, I thought but I was wrong.
No permit = New weapon
by Cito Beltran - February 3, 2021 - 12:00am
When Valenzuela Mayor Rex Gatchalian first did it, little did he realize that he was introducing a “New Weapon” against unpopular projects and programs of the national government or private companies...
PMVIC: modernization – deception – corruption?
by Cito Beltran - February 1, 2021 - 12:00am
The PMVIC or Private Motor Vehicle Inspection Center project of the DOTr has started to come under fire and its most vocal and visible critics are raising the question: Is it truly for land transportation modernization...
Hating for hate’s sake
by Cito Beltran - January 29, 2021 - 12:00am
“If you do right no one remembers, if you do wrong no one forgets”
Did +/- = 0
by Cito Beltran - January 27, 2021 - 12:00am
“Damned If you Do – Damned If you Don’t” and nothing is achieved. This is how I see our current situation with the high prices of pork, chicken, fish and vegetables.
Denying the divine
by Cito Beltran - January 25, 2021 - 12:00am
I could not shake the feeling and so I inquired how the official was doing.
Simply put
by Cito Beltran - January 22, 2021 - 12:00am
It’s cheap, easy, and effective. And, it distracts!
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