BREAKTHROUGH
Megatrends shaping the world
by Elfren S. Cruz - May 24, 2018 - 12:00am
The world is changing very fast. The future is going to witness more changes.
How societies collapse
by Elfren S. Cruz - May 20, 2018 - 12:00am
The Philippines is one of the 14 Environmental trouble spots in the modern world.
A statement on the quo warranto issue
by Elfren S. Cruz - May 17, 2018 - 12:00am
Brother Jose Mari Jimenez, FSC is the auxiliary visitor to the Philippines, a title which makes him the de facto head of the Congregation of La Salle Brothers in the Philippines and all the Lasallian institutions...
Cirilo F. Bautista: A true man of letters
by Elfren S. Cruz - May 13, 2018 - 12:00am
The De La Salle University department of Literature and the Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center posted this warm and loving announcement on Facebook on May 6, “It is with deep sadness we announce the...
The price of inflation
by Elfren S. Cruz - May 10, 2018 - 12:00am
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas is reportedly poised to increase interest rates.
History’s greatest scandals
by Elfren S. Cruz - May 6, 2018 - 12:00am
The perception is that scandals have become a substantial part of our social media driven world. I was, therefore, intrigued by a book I recently read HISTORY’S GREATEST SCANDALS: Shocking Stories of Powerful...
Prisoners of geography
by Elfren S. Cruz - May 3, 2018 - 12:00am
I have always been an avid student of history since my high school days. Over the years, I began to appreciate the indisputable fact that the history of any people is heavily influenced by geography.
On federalism, Sister Fox, and PET recount
by Elfren S. Cruz - April 29, 2018 - 12:00am
There are days when there are so many topics I want to write about in a single column. Today, I would like some insights on several topics. I begin with federalism.
ASEAN problem: Need for consensus
by Elfren S. Cruz - April 26, 2018 - 12:00am
The temporary closure of Boracay attracted more coverage from the global media than the 2018 ASEAN summit meeting in Singapore which is scheduled to start today.
A message from the Lasallian Congregation
by Elfren S. Cruz - April 22, 2018 - 12:00am
Brother Armin Luistro, FSC, president of De La Salle Philippines, recently sent me an e-mail which contained a message signed by Brother Jimenez, FSC whose official title is Auxiliary Visitor for the Philippines....
Controlling technology
by Elfren S. Cruz - April 19, 2018 - 12:00am
The term “technology titans” refers to a handful of technology-based companies that have become so dominant that they are being accused of being BAADD – big, anti-competitive, addictive and destructive...
Philippines should join TPP11
by Elfren S. Cruz - April 15, 2018 - 12:00am
Trade agreement is considered a very boring topic for most people; but, the prospect of trade wars especially between the United States and China should make the public aware that trade agreements and trade wars...
Is China sincere?
by Elfren S. Cruz - April 12, 2018 - 12:00am
Donald Trump recently tweeted that American cars exported to China have to pay 25 percent tariffs while Chinese cars exported to the United States pay only 2.5 percent tariffs.
Days of Filipino valor
by Elfren S. Cruz - April 8, 2018 - 12:00am
After three months of fighting, on April 9, 1942, General King – commander of the Philippine and American forces in Bataan, met with General Kameichiro Nagano and after several hours of negotiations surrendered...
World of optimism
by Elfren S. Cruz - April 5, 2018 - 12:00am
It’s easy to have a pessimistic view of the state of the world today.
Sacred Sundays
by Elfren S. Cruz - April 1, 2018 - 12:00am
Recently, my son Roel, a writer and an educator, mentioned he was writing down reflections about literature, family and life, and I asked if I could reprint this in my column for Easter.
A passion for books
by Elfren S. Cruz - March 29, 2018 - 12:00am
My wife and I grew up in a world of books which we have tried to share with our children.
Catholic social teaching
by Elfren S. Cruz - March 25, 2018 - 12:00am
Many decisions made by businessmen are based on their moral and personal values. Most people would prefer to look to some religious source as basis for their moral framework.
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...
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