Japan: A trusted partner
by Elfren S. Cruz - May 19, 2019 - 12:00am
Conventional wisdom dictates that Southeast Asia has become a region caught between two powers – China and the United States.
Rise and fall of family dynasties
by Elfren S. Cruz - May 16, 2019 - 12:00am
I am writing this column the day after the May 13 mid-term elections.
A letter from De La Salle president
by Elfren S. Cruz - May 12, 2019 - 12:00am
Br. Armin Luistro FSC, president of De La Salle Philippines, sent me a copy of his personal letter to the Filipino youth on the eve of the May 13 elections.
Keeping democracy alive
by Elfren S. Cruz - May 9, 2019 - 12:00am
Ever since the Philippines declared independence in 1898, its people has called itself the showcase of democracy in Asia.
Education for the future
by Elfren S. Cruz - May 5, 2019 - 12:00am
When I recently wrote a column titled “ History of China’s Invasions,” I was pleasantly surprised at the number of reactions I received from readers.
History of Chinese invasions
by Elfren S. Cruz - May 2, 2019 - 12:00am
I have again read that China has never invaded another country; and, it is therefore unlike other superpowers.
On capitalism, inequality and wealth distribution
by Elfren S. Cruz - April 28, 2019 - 12:00am
In this time of increasing income inequality, the idea that capitalism is the best means of distributing wealth has been questioned by many people including Pope Francis.
Why we love Game of Thrones
by Elfren S. Cruz - April 25, 2019 - 12:00am
There is no doubt that fantasy movies based on fantasy novels have become part of pop culture all over the world.
A day in the life
by Elfren S. Cruz - April 21, 2019 - 12:00am
For Easter Sunday, I once again decided to share personal reflections from my son, Roel, a writer and educator who studied Literature in DLSU...
A letter to loss
by Elfren S. Cruz - April 18, 2019 - 12:00am
Because of the reflection the commemoration of Holy Week evokes, my son Roel, a writer and educator, sent me a letter he recently wrote about dealing with loss.
Rise of nationalist populism
by Elfren S. Cruz - April 14, 2019 - 12:00am
Today, there is a rising political tide engulfing the world in all types of countries as diverse as the United States, Turkey, Brazil, Poland, Hungary, India, Israel and Italy.
De La Salle’s Tercentenary
by Elfren S. Cruz - April 11, 2019 - 12:00am
This year 2019 marks the 300th anniversary of the death of St. John Baptist de la Salle, Patron Saint of Teachers and founder of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, known in the Philippines as...
Diokno: A man of valor
by Elfren S. Cruz - April 7, 2019 - 12:00am
Araw ng Kagitingan is officially celebrated as Bataan Day to commemorate the fall of Bataan and Corregidor during the Second World War.
The Brexit saga
by Elfren S. Cruz - April 4, 2019 - 12:00am
Jon Worth, a European communications and political consultant, has recently gained fame for creating 27 versions of a flow chart – not about artificial intelligence or cyber warfare – but about Brex...
Work and education in the 21st century
by Elfren S. Cruz - March 31, 2019 - 12:00am
Several authors and scientists agree that in the next 22 years, artificial intelligence will change almost every line of work from performing surgery to driving trucks, from food production to manufacturing, from...
21 lessons for the 21st century
by Elfren S. Cruz - March 28, 2019 - 12:00am
There are very few authors that I consider “must read” today.
Needed: A sustainable and inclusive water management plan
by Elfren S. Cruz - March 24, 2019 - 12:00am
Many areas in Metro Manila are in the midst of a mini water crisis.
Reviving CSR
by Elfren S. Cruz - March 21, 2019 - 12:00am
I have been under the impression that corporate social responsibility (CSR) had become an integral part of the management world.
Rewarding boldness in business
by Elfren S. Cruz - March 17, 2019 - 12:00am
World Bank economist Dr. Rong Qian said in a recent speech to the Management Association of the Philippines that one of the negative features of the Philippine economy was the lack of competition.
The coming China crisis
by Elfren S. Cruz - March 14, 2019 - 12:00am
The accepted worldview of China is that it is destined to be the next superpower and may even replace the United States as the greatest power in the world.
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