Outstanding Filipino children’s books
by Elfren S. Cruz - July 22, 2018 - 12:00am
The Philippine Board on Books for Young People and the National Book Development Board recently awarded the National Children’s Book Awards to nine books published in 2016 and 2017. Here are two of them...
A Pandora’s Box?
by Elfren S. Cruz - July 19, 2018 - 12:00am
Even for certain persons who favor federalism, there are three questions being debated.
The draft constitution
by Elfren S. Cruz - July 15, 2018 - 12:00am
The proposed draft constitution is composed of a preamble and 22 articles.
Catechism of the Catholic Church
by Elfren S. Cruz - July 12, 2018 - 12:00am
What does it mean to be a Christian? What are the teachings of the Catholic Church? What do people who profess the Catholic faith truly believe?
The failure of the elite
by Elfren S. Cruz - July 8, 2018 - 12:00am
As I read current newspaper headlines and listen to the news – foreign and domestic – one startling feeling I have is that history is back with a vengeance.
Charter debate begins
by Elfren S. Cruz - July 5, 2018 - 12:00am
Now that the Consultative Committee on the 1987 Constitution has approved a draft charter, the debate on federalism and other proposed changes to the Constitution should start in earnest.
Renewable energy and geopolitics
by Elfren S. Cruz - July 1, 2018 - 12:00am
The coming dominance of renewable sources of energy will change geopolitics; and the Philippines is one country that could benefit from these developments.
The power of faith
by Elfren S. Cruz - June 28, 2018 - 12:00am
Religion is a topic I normally avoid. I have always considered Faith as a deeply personal matter.
The powerof the written word
by Elfren S. Cruz - June 24, 2018 - 12:00am
Why do we read? And more important, why do we read literary books. Most CEOs of the Fortune 500 companies around the world read around 60 and more books a year. Many of the books they read are fiction books.
Philanthropy is not enough
by Elfren S. Cruz - June 21, 2018 - 12:00am
While global wealth has grown, there has been a frightening increase in income inequality all over the world.
Poems and reflections on Father’s Day
by Elfren S. Cruz - June 17, 2018 - 12:00am
In the Catholic tradition, going back to the Middle Ages, the celebration honoring fathers and fatherhood is on March 19, the feast of St. Joseph’s.
Trump-Kim Summit: Back to the 1990s
by Elfren S. Cruz - June 14, 2018 - 12:00am
After the Trump-Kim Summit, President Trump said that the meeting went ”better than anybody had expected.
Emerging risks in a world of disruption
by Elfren S. Cruz - June 10, 2018 - 12:00am
We are living in a world of disruption.
The off and on again Trump-Kim Summit
by Elfren S. Cruz - June 7, 2018 - 12:00am
Last week, Trump suddenly changed his mind again and announced that the US North Korea Summit meeting that had been cancelled was on again and scheduled on June 12 in Singapore.
Tales of beautiful economic minds
by Elfren S. Cruz - June 3, 2018 - 12:00am
A Beautiful Mind is a fascinating book, not only on the life of John Nash, Nobel Prize winning mathematician; but, also offers a remarkable look into the arcane world of mathematics and the tragedy of madness. It...
TRAIN: A second look
by Elfren S. Cruz - May 31, 2018 - 12:00am
The government’s Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion program has become highly controversial and TRAIN 2 is now facing strong opposition.
The new world of political risk
by Elfren S. Cruz - May 27, 2018 - 12:00am
Political Risk: How Businesses and Organizations Can Anticipate Global Insecurity by Condoleezza Rice and Amy B. Zegart (published by Hatchette Book Group 2018) is a must read book for businessmen, political leaders,...
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...
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