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CTALK
State of no advancement
by Cito Beltran - July 26, 2021 - 12:00am
Today’s column is not about President Duterte’s scheduled, mandated by law, State Of the Nation Address but since everybody is focusing on SONA speeches and reviews, it seems illogical to swim upstream...
Advance notice please
by Cito Beltran - July 23, 2021 - 12:00am
Given the fact that President Rodrigo Duterte has already given us a “heads up” on the possibility of imposing stricter quarantine measures in the event of a Delta variant community transmission, may...
‘Bring one, get one’
by Cito Beltran - July 21, 2021 - 12:00am
“You don’t have to be crazy to work here, but sometimes it helps.”
’Tis darkest before…..
by Cito Beltran - July 19, 2021 - 12:00am
They say “it is often darkest before the light” but given the recent detection of the COVID virus Delta variant, that saying might end up being “it is often darkest before it goes totally blac...
Widows, WiFi, bicycles
by Cito Beltran - July 16, 2021 - 12:00am
Back in the days when we could still go to bookstores, I remember noticing how several shelves would be filled with books on personal development, charting your future, finding your purpose and a bunch of other self-help...
‘Careless’
by Cito Beltran - July 14, 2021 - 12:00am
I have noticed how a number of government officials, in following the President’s lead, have taken it upon themselves to speak out against certain individuals that the President has publicly insulted, criticized...
Tell me it ain’t so
by Cito Beltran - July 12, 2021 - 12:00am
Recently, “stories” have been popping up in many conversations that suggest that the much awaited full scale vaccination campaign among the private sector companies for the month of July and August won’t...
Rebuked and exposed?
by Cito Beltran - July 9, 2021 - 12:00am
“For everything that is hidden will eventually be brought into the open and every secret will be brought into the light.” – Mark 4:22
Wishy-washy PhilHealth policies
by Cito Beltran - July 7, 2021 - 12:00am
While hospitals in the NCR have been given much attention and compensation by PhilHealth, it seems that private hospitals outside the NCR Plus bubble continue to struggle to survive, partially due to the inability...
Presidency and prejudice
by Cito Beltran - July 5, 2021 - 12:00am
Back in 1985 while living in Westport, Connecticut, I remember watching a campaign on TV that went like this: “Prejudice is a legacy we should never leave to our children.”
Menacing behavior
by Cito Beltran - July 2, 2021 - 12:00am
“Whoever is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.” Proverbs 16:32
Don’t talk to strangers
by Cito Beltran - June 30, 2021 - 12:00am
It was good advice then, and it is still good advice today.
Scratch head & wonder why?
by Cito Beltran - June 28, 2021 - 12:00am
President Duterte has expressed his idea or desire to arm civilians so they can help fight criminality. Seriously?
The silence of the lamb
by Cito Beltran - June 25, 2021 - 12:00am
Even unto death he held his peace.
Stupid is as stupid does
by Cito Beltran - June 23, 2021 - 12:00am
As the metal grinder cut half way through my foot, the first thing I recalled was the famous phrase of Forrest Gump: “Stupid is as stupid does.” Working with power tools with no protective gear is and...
Dr. No vs DR. Pres.
by Cito Beltran - June 18, 2021 - 12:00am
Just to tease the imagination, I’m playing around with acronyms and today has to do with “DR,” the acronym often used for doctor, similar to “MD” that physicians add to the end of their...
How I lost my Soap Box
by Cito Beltran - June 16, 2021 - 12:00am
Many many years ago I used to have a “Soap Box” to stand on.
Nomination hesitancy
by Cito Beltran - June 14, 2021 - 12:00am
The announcement of 1SAMBAYAN of potential presidential and vice presidential candidates for 2022 has apparently been met with “Nomination Hesitancy.”
One card for all
by Cito Beltran - June 11, 2021 - 12:00am
Not all COVID-19 vaccination cards are created equal!
Waiting for adverse reactions
by Cito Beltran - June 9, 2021 - 12:00am
In case you have not noticed, even politicians are now being cautious and “waiting for adverse reactions,” not for vaccinations but for their trial balloons and vague pronouncements.
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