BREAKTHROUGH
Preparing for 2019
by Elfren S. Cruz - November 15, 2018 - 12:00am
It is said that politics is a never ending preoccupation in the Philippines.
Culture and robots
by Elfren S. Cruz - November 11, 2018 - 12:00am
Trying to look at the future world is a fascinating avocation.
The 37th National Book Awards
by Elfren S. Cruz - November 8, 2018 - 12:00am
The Manila Critics Circle and the National Book Development Board proudly announced the winners of the 37th National Book Awards for books published in the Philippines in 2017 except for Meranaw which accepted publications...
Filipino book discoveries
by Elfren S. Cruz - November 4, 2018 - 12:00am
I have rediscovered these past few days that long weekends are great for reading books; and, that there are still so many Philippine published books that are great readings.
Undas is a Filipino fiesta
by Elfren S. Cruz - November 1, 2018 - 12:00am
For Filipino Catholics, the proper day to visit the graves of their deceased loved ones is actually on Nov. 2 which is All Souls’ Day.
#MeToo and sexual harassment in the Philippines
by Elfren S. Cruz - October 28, 2018 - 12:00am
The first anniversary of the #MeToo movement is being celebrated this month.
Artificial intelligence will devastate the world
by Elfren S. Cruz - October 25, 2018 - 12:00am
Most journalists and observers are focused on the potential problems they think will affect the future of the global economy.
Political alliances in flux
by Elfren S. Cruz - October 21, 2018 - 12:00am
We are only on the first week of campaign so the electoral battle lines are still being drawn and redrawn.
Winning (or losing) senatorial elections
by Elfren S. Cruz - October 18, 2018 - 12:00am
Now that the circus we call the filing period of candidacies is almost over, the campaign begins, the COMELEC actually allows unregulated campaigning between now and the official start of the campaign period next...
When the student is ready
by Elfren S. Cruz - October 14, 2018 - 12:00am
After my recent column on teachers that have had a great influence on my life, my son Roel, a Literature major from De La Salle University and a writing mentor for Write Things, shares his own thoughts on teaching...
In defense of liberalism
by Elfren S. Cruz - October 11, 2018 - 12:00am
The broad definition of liberalism is that it is a political and moral philosophy based on liberty and equality espousing civil rights, democracy, secularism, gender and race equality, internationalism and the freedom...
Thank you to great teachers
by Elfren S. Cruz - October 7, 2018 - 12:00am
A teacher affects eternity; He can never tell where his influence stops.” Henry Adams
The National Transport Policy
by Elfren S. Cruz - October 4, 2018 - 12:00am
Transportation and traffic are major problems for the Philippine economy and Filipino people.
On books and universities
by Elfren S. Cruz - September 30, 2018 - 12:00am
The proposed TRAIN and TRABAHO bills which seek to increase taxes and remove incentives on specific goods and services have become controversial.
US-China trade war
by Elfren S. Cruz - September 27, 2018 - 12:00am
What is a trade war? This is when countries attack each other’s trade by imposing higher tariffs and mandating quotas.
We must never forget
by Elfren S. Cruz - September 23, 2018 - 12:00am
There is a historical crisis afflicting the country.
Martial Law really happened
by Elfren S. Cruz - September 20, 2018 - 12:00am
In history, we commemorate glorious days and eras that make us proud of our nation and its people.
A story of Mary
by Elfren S. Cruz - September 16, 2018 - 12:00am
September is the feast day of the Blessed Virgin Mary, one of the most famous women in history.
Perils of a currency crisis
by Elfren S. Cruz - September 13, 2018 - 12:00am
Most people have forgotten that this week is the 10th anniversary of the collapse of the Investment bank Lehman Brothers and the beginning of the global financial crisis.
True martial law histories
by Elfren S. Cruz - September 9, 2018 - 12:00am
September always reminds me of martial law and the need to educate the new generation of Filipinos about the horrors of the Marcos martial law regime.
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