CTALK
Revisit Holiday Economics
by Cito Beltran - February 24, 2020 - 12:00am
No less than President Rodrigo Duterte has led the push to promote local tourism among Filipinos and that tells us how COVID 19 or the coronavirus has affected global economy and Philippine tourism goals.
Gag on this…
by Cito Beltran - February 21, 2020 - 12:00am
When I first read about the Solicitor General’s move to place a Gag Order on ABS-CBN, its PR entity as well as personalities and supporters expressing their opinions regarding Calida’s Quo Warranto petition,...
Both hands together
by Cito Beltran - February 19, 2020 - 12:00am
Last Monday, I was invited by officials of the Department of Interior and Local Government to be the “Discussion” moderator for their event where some 30 members of Congress were invited to discuss various...
‘Too big to fail’
by Cito Beltran - February 17, 2020 - 12:00am
American media has used the term time and again referring to companies and businesses that are so large, or supply products that are a lifeline to the nation or employ so many people or involve huge amounts of money...
DOH ‘buwis buhay’
by Cito Beltran - February 14, 2020 - 12:00am
Our problem with COVID 19 is far from over, but now is a good a time to commend or praise government officials and employees particularly in the Department of Health for doing their jobs professionally, rationally...
Balisong
by Cito Beltran - February 12, 2020 - 12:00am
Last Sunday, we braved the early morning rain to make it to our Sunday worship at the Victory Christian Fellowship Center in Lipa City.
Premature fail
by Cito Beltran - February 10, 2020 - 12:00am
Last week as I walked through the corridors of the Cignal TV offices, I chanced upon a wall-sized mural of a quotation from Thomas Edison that goes: “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize...
'Racialized'
by Cito Beltran - February 7, 2020 - 12:00am
One of the newer terms that’s been used in politics and media is “weaponized” or “weaponizing” where people turn an otherwise neutral thing such as gender or the likes and use it as...
Made in China
by Cito Beltran - February 5, 2020 - 12:00am
There was a time when car manufacturers and distributors in the Philippines would sell “stripped down models,” meaning vehicles that had the bare minimum of inputs.
A sure sign
by Cito Beltran - February 3, 2020 - 12:00am
A well-meaning reader reached out to me to suggest that I consider reading a book based on the theme or the idea of living a life that is not “dependent” on God.
Too slow to know
by Cito Beltran - January 31, 2020 - 12:00am
In spite of repeated incidents and threats of infectious diseases for humans as well as animals, the country’s gatekeepers and health experts have been remiss in addressing the need to establish modern laboratories...
Why me?
by Cito Beltran - January 29, 2020 - 12:00am
When people initially posted mysterious statements about the “Black Mamba” or “Why Kobe” I did not immediately pick up on what will probably be the most shocking and greatest loss for 20...
Convoy
by Cito Beltran - January 27, 2020 - 12:00am
A number of people have been talking about the “good” traffic problem on the South Luzon Expressway that’s being caused by “Convoys” of vehicles bringing relief goods to the various...
Let ‘Francis’ do the job
by Cito Beltran - January 24, 2020 - 12:00am
Early this week someone sent me a video link and a message claiming “The Tolentinos were forcing business establishments in Tagaytay to open for business.”
To be served than to serve
by Cito Beltran - January 22, 2020 - 12:00am
Senator Grace Poe couldn’t have said it better when she labeled the decision and actions of the LTFRB Technical Working Group as nothing less than “Ganti-Gantihan” or vengeful spite.
Between Taal and a hard place
by Cito Beltran - January 20, 2020 - 12:00am
First of all, we commend each and every Filipino, rich, ordinary even those who qualify as “poor” but who have given from their wealth, resources or simply served as volunteers to help the hundreds of...
Do you know something we don’t?
by Cito Beltran - January 17, 2020 - 12:00am
It was bound to happen sooner or later; someone finally decided to take shots at the Phivolcs for not warning the public early enough that Taal Volcano would erupt when it did.
Volcanic fake news and hacks
by Cito Beltran - January 15, 2020 - 12:00am
After the flurry of volcanic ash from Taal Volcano, what followed next was a flurry of advise from well meaning people whose good intentions ended up as “volcanic fake news” and stranger than strange...
Cockpit politics
by Cito Beltran - January 13, 2020 - 12:00am
Who would have imagined that ownership of a cockpit or sabungan in today’s modern world, would become an actual model to learn about crowd funding, shares and share appreciation as well as how hostile takeovers...
Copy writer – copy wrong
by Cito Beltran - January 10, 2020 - 12:00am
If you happen to be a radio listener, the reality is there is no escaping advertisements.
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