From ‘forevermore’ to ‘forever ends’
by Cito Beltran - September 25, 2023 - 12:00am
Love songs, like the stories they tell, can be hits or misses.
Why can’t we?
by Cito Beltran - September 22, 2023 - 12:00am
Manny V. Pangilinan aka MVP recently asked the question in relation to mining in the Philippines: “If the South Africans, Australia, Indonesia and China operate their mining businesses well enough; if others...
‘The Romualdez solution’
by Cito Beltran - September 20, 2023 - 12:00am
The suggestion of House Speaker Martin Romualdez for the government to suspend collection of excise taxes on fuel for the next three months is certainly going to be popular among car owners and commuters all over...
The grass is greener? Not!
by Cito Beltran - September 18, 2023 - 12:00am
There is a tendency to assume that “the grass is greener on the other side.”
by Cito Beltran - September 15, 2023 - 12:00am
After reading about the controversial statement of Ombudsman Samuel Martires where he reportedly suggested that the Commission on Audit should not publish or publicly share COA findings or reports, the term “Insidious”...
Time for signature campaigns and lobbying
by Cito Beltran - September 13, 2023 - 12:00am
Last weekend, my “Kuya” and fellow columnist Boo Chanco reached out to me in desperation.
Forced to ‘comp-lie’
by Cito Beltran - September 11, 2023 - 12:00am
In the poem “Marmion” written by Sir Walter Scott, we have been gifted with a phrase that portrays the circumstance that befalls people who act with dishonesty and guile and are ultimately exposed by...
‘Cut back’ or ‘Magtiis’?
by Cito Beltran - September 8, 2023 - 12:00am
The writing on the wall is “Cut Back!”
The fruits of impunity
by Cito Beltran - September 6, 2023 - 12:00am
The month of August has been “A Bad Month for Bad Cops.”
Urban myths or real threats?
by Cito Beltran - September 4, 2023 - 12:00am
For today’s column item, I will stitch together stories and statements shared by different people concerning the food we eat and the effects they have or may have on us or our children.
Our rice — the widow’s oil
by Cito Beltran - September 1, 2023 - 12:00am
Kindly bear with me as I use this biblical story as intro for today’s topic on arguments about Philippine agriculture.
A foundation for others
by Cito Beltran - August 30, 2023 - 12:00am
“Leadership in business implies leadership in community service as well. Every private corporation has social responsibilities, and the more successful a corporation is, the greater its responsibilities to...
Elected, not selected
by Cito Beltran - August 28, 2023 - 12:00am
Officials of constitutional bodies such as the Comelec and the Office of the Ombudsman, Sandiganbayan etc., should be elected not selected.
Turning housing into ‘mine-ing’
by Cito Beltran - August 25, 2023 - 12:00am
Believe it or not, corrupt local government officials have once again found a way to benefit or make money on the back of President Bongbong Marcos’ Pambansang Pabahay Para sa Pilipino program.
The Valor Fund
by Cito Beltran - August 23, 2023 - 12:00am
DND Secretary Gilbert Teodoro recently expressed his strong opposition to the idea of making uniformed personnel and officers of the AFP contribute to their own retirement fund. The issue of making MUPs pay or contribute...
‘Kuya’ as a brand and a philosophy
by Cito Beltran - August 21, 2023 - 12:00am
In these, my later years, I have fully realized that I love to teach, share my learnings in life and simply help people with teachable hearts to navigate their way in making business decisions and looking at the...
A new form of investment
by Cito Beltran - August 18, 2023 - 12:00am
“Travel is never a matter of money but of courage.
A ‘thank you’ would be nice
by Cito Beltran - August 16, 2023 - 12:00am
I just saw a video posted on Facebook page of Visor, the online motoring magazine that featured Mr. Ramon Ang of San Miguel Corporation that was captioned: “Let this man solve our flooding problems.&rdquo...
Alternative to college
by Cito Beltran - August 14, 2023 - 12:00am
While the DepEd has been talking about their Matatag curriculum for K-10, business owners and leaders have likewise been suggesting if not pushing for policy makers to review or realign post-K-12 options other than...
‘Una gawa, bago dada’
by Cito Beltran - August 11, 2023 - 12:00am
That saying means do the work first.
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