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BREAKTHROUGH
Tales of Philippine elections
by Elfren S. Cruz - July 25, 2021 - 12:00am
The Philippines is entering a political period which used to be called the “nominating” process the period when the political parties would choose their presidential, vice presidential and senatorial...
Social democracy versus capitalism
by Elfren S. Cruz - July 22, 2021 - 12:00am
Extreme income and wealth inequality is getting out of control. This is the principal reason for the rise of populism and the declining support for democracy, especially among the masses.
Pope Francis on universal health care
by Elfren S. Cruz - July 18, 2021 - 12:00am
In his weekly prayer, after his recovery from colon surgery, Pope Francis spoke on one of the most critical issues of the world today.
Expand CBCP committee on stewardship
by Elfren S. Cruz - July 15, 2021 - 12:00am
The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines recently announced the creation of a committee on stewardship.
Urban forestry vs. global warming
by Elfren S. Cruz - July 11, 2021 - 12:00am
Extreme temperatures heat and cold kill five million people a year. While in the past, more people died of cold than heat, the balance is changing.
Winning Philippine elections
by Elfren S. Cruz - July 8, 2021 - 12:00am
The election fever is beginning to heat up as the election is just a year away and the deadline for candidates’ registration is only four months away.
Deng: Beware of Imperialist China
by Elfren S. Cruz - July 4, 2021 - 12:00am
In 1974, Deng Xiaoping, the “Architect of Modern China,” warned the world that someday China may become an imperialist country that will bully other countries. How did this happen?
A personal glimpse of PNoy
by Elfren S. Cruz - July 1, 2021 - 12:00am
My column last Sunday was “PNoy and life after the presidency.” I received a number of positive feedback.
PNoy on life after the presidency
by Elfren S. Cruz - June 27, 2021 - 12:00am
On Sept. 16, 2015, I had the privilege of having a two-hour one-on-one interview with then President Noynoy Aquino.
China vs USA vs Russia
by Elfren S. Cruz - June 24, 2021 - 12:00am
In 1949, the famous author George Orwell wrote a book called Nineteen Eighty Four.
Democratic versus authoritarian model
by Elfren S. Cruz - June 20, 2021 - 12:00am
During the recently concluded G7 summit meeting, the seven heads of state including the United States, United Kingdom.
Can China change the world?
by Elfren S. Cruz - June 17, 2021 - 12:00am
The Group of 7 is a group of seven countries considered among the richest in the world; and they share a heritage of being liberal democracies with an adherence to human rights.
Remembering our origins
by Elfren S. Cruz - June 13, 2021 - 12:00am
Independence Day is a time to look back at our history and try to learn where we came from and what were our origins. For a people to become proud of its ancestry and history, it is vital to learn our history.
Saving bookstores
by Elfren S. Cruz - June 10, 2021 - 12:00am
Since the beginning of the 21st century, I have been hearing predictions that the days of the bookstore was ending.
Will China try to change image?
by Elfren S. Cruz - June 6, 2021 - 12:00am
Since 2016, China’s diplomatic strategy was to become more aggressive, more confrontational and even more antagonistic in answering criticisms of China’s domestic and foreign policies.
Preparing for 2022
by Elfren S. Cruz - June 3, 2021 - 12:00am
Friends have come to me and said that the political scene has changed dramatically. I have two comments.
Ethnic pride or prejudice?
by Elfren S. Cruz - May 30, 2021 - 12:00am
Last Thursday, my column was on racism here and around the world. I wrote that racism is not just limited to colorism, but refers also to cultural racism.
Racism here and in the world
by Elfren S. Cruz - May 27, 2021 - 12:00am
In the 1960s I started reading about racism because of my admiration for American civil rights leaders like Martin Luther King and Malcolm X.
China’s great power ambitions
by Elfren S. Cruz - May 23, 2021 - 12:00am
Several books, including John Mearsheimer’s The Tragedy of Great Power Politics, have shown that throughout history, Great Powers have always tried to achieve regional hegemony.
Avoiding climate disaster
by Elfren S. Cruz - May 20, 2021 - 12:00am
In the midst of the catastrophes we are going through in this age of the pandemic, it is important that we also do not forget that the biggest catastrophe that is facing the world in the medium and long term is “climate...
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