Business morality
by Elfren S. Cruz - March 22, 2018 - 12:00am
In my last column, I discussed corporate social responsibility and ethical dilemmas in business.
CSR and ethical behavior
by Elfren S. Cruz - March 18, 2018 - 12:00am
There is no question that the concept of the social responsibility of businesses has become more and more, a hotly debated topic. Nevertheless, here in the Philippines, the concept is being practiced only by a limited...
Where Justice Azcuna stands
by Elfren S. Cruz - March 15, 2018 - 12:00am
I have always admired former Supreme Court Justice Adolf Azcuna for his brilliance and integrity.
Kim Jong Un: Crazy or rational dictator?
by Elfren S. Cruz - March 11, 2018 - 12:00am
North Korea’s offer for a summit meeting between Kim Jong Un and Trump was totally unexpected.
China’s Three Warfares
by Elfren S. Cruz - March 8, 2018 - 12:00am
The Three Warfares is supposedly a pillar of China’s People Liberation Army strategic thinking.
A global trade war
by Elfren S. Cruz - March 4, 2018 - 12:00am
According to Donald Trump trade wars are good and it is a war that the United States can easily win.
Xi Jinping – the new Mao Ze Dong?
by Elfren S. Cruz - March 1, 2018 - 12:00am
The recent proposal by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China to remove the two term limits of the President is really not a surprise.
Preserving the legacy of People Power
by Elfren S. Cruz - February 25, 2018 - 12:00am
Two years ago I wrote this article for the book The AQUINO LEGACY: An Enduring Narrative,which my wife, Neni, and I co-authored.
Family dynasties
by Elfren S. Cruz - February 22, 2018 - 12:00am
The issue of political dynasties has been a long-standing debate in the Philippine political scene.
Perils of indifference
by Elfren S. Cruz - February 18, 2018 - 12:00am
There is a collection of speeches that changed the world.
Artificial intelligence is coming
by Elfren S. Cruz - February 15, 2018 - 12:00am
Some of the brightest people in the world today – like TESLA head Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking, the genius in theoretical physics – are warning that human beings may find themselves obsolete as they...
The risks of inflation
by Elfren S. Cruz - February 11, 2018 - 12:00am
Inflation has become the big economic issue, not only in the Philippines, but all over the world. The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has just announced that the current inflation rate of 4.2. percent  to...
Happiness in this life
by Elfren S. Cruz - February 8, 2018 - 12:00am
For those who are seeking a path to true happiness in this world, I would highly recommend that they read a recently published book : Happiness In This Life : A Passionate Meditation on Earthly Existence by...
An elitist world view
by Elfren S. Cruz - February 4, 2018 - 12:00am
The 2018 World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos Switzerland, a global meeting of 2,500 political and business elite, ended a week ago. The conference theme was supposed to be “Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured...
Federal state of Metro Manila?
by Elfren S. Cruz - February 1, 2018 - 12:00am
Federalism takes many forms. Even in the Philippines, a federal government structure for the Bangsamoro and the Cordilleras can take a different form from the federal structure in other regions.
Asking the right questions on federalism
by Elfren S. Cruz - January 28, 2018 - 12:00am
The most contentious issue among all the proposed changes to the Constitution is the shift from a unitary to a federal form of government.
Cory Aquino leadership
by Elfren S. Cruz - January 25, 2018 - 12:00am
President Maria Corazon Aquino was born on Jan. 25, 1933 in San Juan de Dios Hospital in the city of Manila. Today, Jan. 25, 2018 we commemorate her 85th birthday.
MAP statement on Charter change
by Elfren S. Cruz - January 21, 2018 - 12:00am
The Management Association of the Philippines (MAP) is considered as one of the premiere business organizations in the Philippines.
Equality without violence
by Elfren S. Cruz - January 18, 2018 - 12:00am
“This superb and superbly written book justifies its profound but pessimistic conclusion that in world history inequality has declined significantly only as a result of violent changes caused by wars, state...
Income inequality and violence
by Elfren S. Cruz - January 14, 2018 - 12:00am
Massive income inequality in both developed and developing countries, has been the primary cause for the rise in populism and the growing discontent of even the middle class with traditional institutions like governments,...
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