Origin of Malay race
by Elfren S. Cruz - July 12, 2020 - 12:00am
Race has become a global issue mainly as a result of the police killings in the United States that gave birth to the Black Lives Matter movement.
Biden presidency and Asia
by Elfren S. Cruz - July 9, 2020 - 12:00am
This nation’s attention is now focused on issues as the pandemic, economic recovery, anti-terror law and the urgent tasks of restoring the livelihood of millions who lost their jobs during the quarantine.
China’s national security law for Hong Kong
by Elfren S. Cruz - July 5, 2020 - 12:00am
China has just passed a new “security law” for Hong Kong which makes it easier to punish protesters and drastically reduce the city’s autonomy.
More books on the military
by Elfren S. Cruz - July 2, 2020 - 12:00am
In my last column, I wrote about two books on the military that I finally found time to read during the quarantine. I had intended to write about more books but I got carried away and ended up with only two books...
Books on the military
by Elfren S. Cruz - June 28, 2020 - 12:00am
The quarantine that resulted from the pandemic was a difficult adjustment.
Pandemic worsens income inequality
by Elfren S. Cruz - June 25, 2020 - 12:00am
A Billionaire Bonanza report says the following: “The surge in billionaire wealth during the global pandemic underscores the grotesque nature of unequal sacrifice.
China more aggressive due to COVID-19
by Elfren S. Cruz - June 21, 2020 - 12:00am
Indian observers believe the China aggression in Ladakh in the extreme northern region of India is a deliberate policy by China.
by Elfren S. Cruz - June 18, 2020 - 12:00am
There are two major topics that are consuming public interest on a worldwide basis.
Racism around the world
by Elfren S. Cruz - June 14, 2020 - 12:00am
When I first saw the brutal murder of the African American George Floyd by Minneapolis policemen, my initial reaction was that this was another tragic event in the United States.
Business and Education stand on Anti-terror bill
by Elfren S. Cruz - June 11, 2020 - 12:00am
Aside from the pandemic crisis, another issue has been much debated by the public.
China’s wolf warrior diplomacy
by Elfren S. Cruz - June 7, 2020 - 12:00am
“The growing global backlash against China’s involvement in both the COVID-19 pandemic and Hong Kong political crisis is fueling a new brand of ‘wolf warrior’ diplomacy in Beijing aptly named...
China the aggressor
by Elfren S. Cruz - June 4, 2020 - 12:00am
Amidst the global pandemic crisis, China has decided to become more aggressive in its international affairs.
Mary, the Mediator
by Elfren S. Cruz - May 31, 2020 - 12:00am
Today is not just the last Sunday of May nor Pentecost Sunday; but, it is also the last day of the month that the Catholic Church has dedicated to honoring Mary, the Mother of Christ.
May, the month of Mother Mary
by Elfren S. Cruz - May 28, 2020 - 12:00am
May is the month of Mother Mary.
The end of globalization
by Elfren S. Cruz - May 24, 2020 - 12:00am
A few years ago, I wrote columns whose main message was that globalisation was harmful to the average citizen of the world.
The end of free market capitalism
by Elfren S. Cruz - May 21, 2020 - 12:00am
The coronavirus pandemic is now expected to end the “neoliberal era” or free market capitalism, which will make it one of the biggest societal shake ups since the Industrial Revolution or the rise of...
Three scenarios of recovery
by Elfren S. Cruz - May 17, 2020 - 12:00am
The recent NEDA document with its proposed economic recovery program for the country is a must reading for business decision makers, economists, political leaders and all those that are closely following government...
Lessons on reopening after COVID-19 lockdown
by Elfren S. Cruz - May 14, 2020 - 12:00am
The lifting of quarantine restrictions is just a matter of time.
Preparing for a ‘normal world’
by Elfren S. Cruz - May 10, 2020 - 12:00am
The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the daily decisions of governments, businesses and families all over the world.
Universal guaranteed income
by Elfren S. Cruz - May 7, 2020 - 12:00am
A universal basic income is a guaranteed income sufficient to meet a person’s basic needs. While there may be different versions, the basic features would be that it is unconditional, automatic, non-withdrawable,...
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