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Competition that kills cooperation
by Cito Beltran - May 27, 2020 - 12:00am
A team must be competitive but should never compete against themselves.
‘Infantilize’
by Cito Beltran - May 25, 2020 - 12:00am
After two months of gloom and doom and frequent “wave-erring” on Covid-19 solutions on the part of government, Secretary Lito Galvez, the Chief Implementer of the governments response against Covid-19,...
The new-old normal
by Cito Beltran - May 22, 2020 - 12:00am
The phrase has become so over used that it will soon get old.
Pass – fail – incomplete?
by Cito Beltran - May 20, 2020 - 12:00am
Today’s column title will probably bring you back to your college days when the words “Pass – Fail – Incomplete” would remind you of exams, grades and sleepless nights especially if...
After you
by Cito Beltran - May 18, 2020 - 12:00am
Like wild horses as the saying goes, many folks from Metro Manila could not help themselves from rushing out of their homes and grabbing the chance to be outdoors after 60 days under a continuing quarantine.
Quarantined decision making?
by Cito Beltran - May 15, 2020 - 12:00am
Because of our increased accessibility to local officials via the Internet on the program AGENDA, I have discovered how disconnected things can get especially in the area of policy and decision making between the...
Same dog – same alphabet soup solutions
by Cito Beltran - May 13, 2020 - 12:00am
Yesterday’s double dose announcement from Malacañang started out as a non-event with President Rodrigo Duterte going only so far as saying that some people will be allowed to work and others will not...
More medicine not quarantine
by Cito Beltran - May 11, 2020 - 12:00am
Metro Manila Mayors and the IATF as well as their medical consultants have been busy deliberating over what to do after May 15.
Who’s watching the claims?
by Cito Beltran - May 8, 2020 - 12:00am
While most Filipinos are trying their best not to catch COVID-19 and stay out of hospitals, some patients or their family members have been raising the red flag to warn media and the authorities that hospitals need...
A new thesis
by Cito Beltran - May 6, 2020 - 12:00am
Those who do not learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.” – George Santayana
Choose your poison
by Cito Beltran - May 4, 2020 - 12:00am
Is it possible that, the ECQ and GCQ in Metro Manila will already be over but the Social Amelioration support for the poor will remain undistributed?
Abnormal + abnormal = absurd
by Cito Beltran - May 1, 2020 - 12:00am
"The saying is “Desperate times require desperate measures.”
Shooting – wrestling – shaming etc.
by Cito Beltran - April 29, 2020 - 12:00am
The facts speak for themselves. In just one week, we have witnessed the actual shooting of a retired member of the military, policemen walking into a condominium complex and reportedly shouting at residents to observe...
Media Lemmings vs Rocky Balboa
by Cito Beltran - April 27, 2020 - 12:00am
I honestly just picked up the term “Media Lemming” from a Fox News anchor who used the term to refer to members of the US media who pick up on a concept or position being “played” or promoted...
A matter of interpretation
by Cito Beltran - April 24, 2020 - 12:00am
Since I’m writing this article on April 22/ Wednesday, I have no way of knowing what President Duterte will and has decided to choose with regards to the Enhanced Community Quarantine.
Convinced by circumstance
by Cito Beltran - April 22, 2020 - 12:00am
Ever since the President declared the Enhanced Community Quarantine last March 15, me and some neighbors have been doing our best to show compassion for eight construction workers at a job site in our neighborhood....
‘Et tu Brute’
by Cito Beltran - April 20, 2020 - 12:00am
The immediate response of the President telling DOH Secretary Francisco Duque to stay put was an act equivalent to throwing a drum of water on a very small fire.
The talking donkey
by Cito Beltran - April 17, 2020 - 12:00am
Did you ever read about the talking donkey, the angel with intent to kill, and a clueless character too focused on the journey and the job he nearly got his head cut off?
Salutes are great, but…
by Cito Beltran - April 15, 2020 - 12:00am
No thanks to COVID-19, we are all practically living within our own little bubbles or boxes, mostly concerned for our family, our needs and our health.
MRT Wall of Remembrance
by Cito Beltran - April 13, 2020 - 12:00am
After reading about the latest Filipina casualty in the global war against Covid-19 in the UK, I wondered to myself if we as a nation will actually put up permanent reminders and tributes to the many doctors, nurses,...
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