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Cito Beltran
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Resisting the return
by Cito Beltran - December 3, 2021 - 12:00am
While most of the people in the world are praying to be able to go back to “normal” as in their pre-pandemic lives, there are those of us who are “Resisting Return.” Yes, we like our lives...
The first against the curse
by Cito Beltran - December 1, 2021 - 12:00am
Presidential candidate Panfilo “Ping” Lacson and his running mate Tito Sotto are the first and only candidates so far bold enough to point out the curse of online gambling, particularly the damaging impact...
Sword of Damocles or time bomb?
by Cito Beltran - November 29, 2021 - 12:00am
Remember the story “The Sword of Damocles,” about a man who after showering his King Dionysius with flatteries and praise, was given a chance to sit on the throne for one day in order to experience what...
‘Your country should be kinder to Filipinos’
by Cito Beltran - November 26, 2021 - 12:00am
What should have been an everyday ordinary check-in experience at an international airport abroad turned into something of a frustrating experience for a Filipino physician who recently returned from Switzerland....
BRP Kalawang/ PhilHealth teka-teka
by Cito Beltran - November 24, 2021 - 12:00am
The recent attack of Chinese coast guard ships on a Philippine Navy supply boat has once again refreshed Filipino readers and news viewers of the sorry state of the BRP Sierra Madre that has been beached on Ayungin...
Return of the ‘Drugged One’
by Cito Beltran - November 22, 2021 - 12:00am
While President Rodrigo Duterte and his political opponents are all preoccupied with politics and hurling accusations about each other’s drug use or issues, it seems that the drug problem has returned to its...
A method to one’s madness
by Cito Beltran - November 19, 2021 - 12:00am
The Free Dictionary defines the phrase “method to one’s madness” as having “a specific, rational purpose in what one is doing or planning, even though it may appear crazy or absurd to another...
‘Lead me not into temptation’ – for I can find it myself
by Cito Beltran - November 17, 2021 - 12:00am
Two sabungeros recently visited my gamefowl farm supposedly to talk “sabong” and the possibility of getting a few of my roosters.
Leadership by osmosis?
by Cito Beltran - November 15, 2021 - 12:00am
I recently heard someone say that he has been following the President for so many years that he already knows what the job involves.
‘For God and Country’
by Cito Beltran - November 12, 2021 - 12:00am
The political hatchlings of the Duterte administration are convinced that they can once again mount a presidential bid and beat any and all opponents in the arena.
The biggest ‘Sabong Lords’ of all time
by Cito Beltran - November 10, 2021 - 12:00am
By the time you are done reading this article, I promise you that you will have a better appreciation of why many people refer to the traditional sabong or cockfighting in the Philippines as a multibillion-peso industry...
Ex-LTO squeals on LTO
by Cito Beltran - November 8, 2021 - 12:00am
When a former official of the LTO reaches out to squeal on the LTO, I can’t help but listen, especially when the person’s report or “sumbong” confirms a payola system in “some”...
Give me a break!!!
by Cito Beltran - November 5, 2021 - 12:00am
"Give me a break” is often used by people to express disbelief and exasperation over something ridiculous or trying.
From fear to facts
by Cito Beltran - November 3, 2021 - 12:00am
As a result of the Ctalk article titled “Identity Theft,” various institutions and individuals have made extra effort to post, publish and share warnings and precautions on how to avoid “Identity...
SIM swap reactions
by Cito Beltran - November 1, 2021 - 12:00am
After reprinting a letter and narrative from our reader Oliver Tan on how his wife’s phone and bank account got “hacked,” I learned over the weekend that the column item had gone viral fueled by...
Identity theft
by Cito Beltran - October 29, 2021 - 12:00am
This horror story is brought to you upon the request of our reader:
Deja vu – idols & refugee cars
by Cito Beltran - October 27, 2021 - 12:00am
The story is that a week before the official filing of COCs, a “candidate” and close relatives gathered to discuss the presidential aspirant’s plans and, according to the storyteller, the women...
Moles & spiders
by Cito Beltran - October 25, 2021 - 12:00am
When I first wrote about smuggled luxury cars two Fridays ago, I learned that Bureau of Customs Commissioner Rey Guerrero saw the article and instructed Deputy Commissioner for Intelligence Ret. Gen. Rainer Ramiro...
Digital gangsters/ Cong. Sabong
by Cito Beltran - October 22, 2021 - 12:00am
Because of online and social media manipulations and the workings of “digital gangsters” who collect, trade and manipulate people’s personal data, we invited Mr. Art Samaniego cyber security expert...
‘Who pushed me?’
by Cito Beltran - October 20, 2021 - 12:00am
There was a millionaire who had the best cattle, the most money and the most beautiful wife in the state.
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