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BREAKTHROUGH
Continuity
by Elfren S. Cruz - May 15, 2022 - 12:00am
Now that the elections are finally over, the Robredo supporters have the following options.
Patience
by Elfren S. Cruz - May 12, 2022 - 12:00am
As of this writing, the official count has not yet begun. All the so-called analyses are based on partial and unofficial returns.
Vote and save
by Elfren S. Cruz - May 8, 2022 - 12:00am
Our country In the Philippines, there are only three ways that we can use to change the administration – barrel of a gun, people power and through voting in a democratic election.
Leni Robredo, a true unifier
by Elfren S. Cruz - May 5, 2022 - 12:00am
In this coming election, presidential candidates have used different themes as a centerpiece for their platforms.
Let Leni Lead
by Elfren S. Cruz - May 1, 2022 - 12:00am
This is a critical moment in our country’s history.
Farewell, Chito
by Elfren S. Cruz - April 28, 2022 - 12:00am
Today, I am giving space to my wife, Neni Sta. Romana Cruz. Excerpts from remarks made at the family Novena Mass.
Leni Robredo’s atypical political machinery
by Elfren S. Cruz - April 24, 2022 - 12:00am
There are many historical moments in Philippine history when change happened, bringing about significant consequences to the country.
How to change anyone’s mind
by Elfren S. Cruz - April 21, 2022 - 12:00am
In the Experience (Advice and Inspiration) section of the Harvard Business Review, March-April 2021 issue is the article, “Persuading the Unpersuadable” by Adam Grant which takes off from the Steve Jobs...
Easter and beginning anew
by Elfren S. Cruz - April 17, 2022 - 12:00am
When Pope Francis celebrated the Easter Vigil in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican on April 3, 2021, his most inspiring words in his homily were, “It is always possible to begin anew.” Words and...
Thoughts on Holy Thursday
by Elfren S. Cruz - April 14, 2022 - 12:00am
Holy Week gives us pause and the reminder that in this present world of ours of globalization and rapid technological changes, the ultimate exemplification and manifestation of the ideal human life is only seen in...
1.5 degrees Celsius: The elusive goal
by Elfren S. Cruz - April 10, 2022 - 12:00am
The good news before the bad.
The challenge of moving away from fossil fuels
by Elfren S. Cruz - April 7, 2022 - 12:00am
The latest report just released this week by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change brings a ray of hope: that we can shift away from fossil fuels and slow down climate change. It is doable, but not being...
A look at the country’s patronage politics
by Elfren S. Cruz - April 3, 2022 - 12:00am
As everyone anticipates what has been described as a watershed election on May 9, one that is hoped to grant power to deserving selfless individuals who will genuinely work towards a more equitable society, a book...
Two women: A tree whisperer and a friend of chimps
by Elfren S. Cruz - March 31, 2022 - 12:00am
It seems timely that as Women’s Month ends and Earth Day on April 22 beckons, the lives of two women pioneers and their lifelong advocacies to Planet Earth and the environment are recognized. They are neither...
Losses beyond the battlefield
by Elfren S. Cruz - March 27, 2022 - 12:00am
The human tragedy in Ukraine is appalling and unconscionable, but similarly tragic is the threat to the country’s cultural legacy with the senseless Russian invasion.
Harari on Ukraine
by Elfren S. Cruz - March 24, 2022 - 12:00am
Having read with great interest international bestsellers “Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind,” “Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow” and “21 Lessons for the 21st Century,”...
Plantation politics vs. partnership politics
by Elfren S. Cruz - March 20, 2022 - 12:00am
Sixty-five years after we lost President Ramon Magsaysay in a lamentable plane crash on March 17, his words live on in the ten-point “Magsaysay Credo,” a standard for good governance, with its well known...
A Kind (of) Business
by Elfren S. Cruz - March 17, 2022 - 12:00am
Do indulge me today because I have just launched a book – “A Kind (of) Business: 50 Essays on Business, Leadership and Society” (Anvil Publishing, 2021) with a longtime colleague at the De La Salle...
A COVID-19 Charter for a world in crisis
by Elfren S. Cruz - March 13, 2022 - 12:00am
History reminds us that in August 1941, US President Franklin Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill were discussing the ongoing war then in Europe and Asia aboard the USS Augusta in the waters off...
Committed Filipinos in our midst
by Elfren S. Cruz - March 10, 2022 - 12:00am
Here is a recent statement from the Lasallian community:
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