CTALK
Forced to good
by Cito Beltran - June 5, 2020 - 12:00am
Today’s column title comes from the card game “21” that we played back in college where the best score you can get from two cards would be a total score of 21.
The fisherman speaks
by Cito Beltran - June 3, 2020 - 12:00am
Once we emerge from this pandemic, we will not be able to keep doing what we were doing, and as we were doing it.
Psychic profit & savings
by Cito Beltran - June 1, 2020 - 12:00am
I just paid for 20 XL Kalamansi plants yesterday and I immediately hoisted them up to my roof deck using an electric hoist in order to save my back and not have a heart attack while hauling them up 3 floors.
DU30 right the first time!
by Cito Beltran - May 29, 2020 - 12:00am
President Rodrigo Duterte had it right the first time when he declared “Walang Bakuna Walang Klase” or No Vaccine No Classes.
Competition that kills cooperation
by Cito Beltran - May 27, 2020 - 12:00am
A team must be competitive but should never compete against themselves.
‘Infantilize’
by Cito Beltran - May 25, 2020 - 12:00am
After two months of gloom and doom and frequent “wave-erring” on Covid-19 solutions on the part of government, Secretary Lito Galvez, the Chief Implementer of the governments response against Covid-19,...
The new-old normal
by Cito Beltran - May 22, 2020 - 12:00am
The phrase has become so over used that it will soon get old.
Pass – fail – incomplete?
by Cito Beltran - May 20, 2020 - 12:00am
Today’s column title will probably bring you back to your college days when the words “Pass – Fail – Incomplete” would remind you of exams, grades and sleepless nights especially if...
After you
by Cito Beltran - May 18, 2020 - 12:00am
Like wild horses as the saying goes, many folks from Metro Manila could not help themselves from rushing out of their homes and grabbing the chance to be outdoors after 60 days under a continuing quarantine.
Quarantined decision making?
by Cito Beltran - May 15, 2020 - 12:00am
Because of our increased accessibility to local officials via the Internet on the program AGENDA, I have discovered how disconnected things can get especially in the area of policy and decision making between the...
Same dog – same alphabet soup solutions
by Cito Beltran - May 13, 2020 - 12:00am
Yesterday’s double dose announcement from Malacañang started out as a non-event with President Rodrigo Duterte going only so far as saying that some people will be allowed to work and others will not...
More medicine not quarantine
by Cito Beltran - May 11, 2020 - 12:00am
Metro Manila Mayors and the IATF as well as their medical consultants have been busy deliberating over what to do after May 15.
Who’s watching the claims?
by Cito Beltran - May 8, 2020 - 12:00am
While most Filipinos are trying their best not to catch COVID-19 and stay out of hospitals, some patients or their family members have been raising the red flag to warn media and the authorities that hospitals need...
A new thesis
by Cito Beltran - May 6, 2020 - 12:00am
Those who do not learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.” – George Santayana
Choose your poison
by Cito Beltran - May 4, 2020 - 12:00am
Is it possible that, the ECQ and GCQ in Metro Manila will already be over but the Social Amelioration support for the poor will remain undistributed?
Abnormal + abnormal = absurd
by Cito Beltran - May 1, 2020 - 12:00am
"The saying is “Desperate times require desperate measures.”
Shooting – wrestling – shaming etc.
by Cito Beltran - April 29, 2020 - 12:00am
The facts speak for themselves. In just one week, we have witnessed the actual shooting of a retired member of the military, policemen walking into a condominium complex and reportedly shouting at residents to observe...
Media Lemmings vs Rocky Balboa
by Cito Beltran - April 27, 2020 - 12:00am
I honestly just picked up the term “Media Lemming” from a Fox News anchor who used the term to refer to members of the US media who pick up on a concept or position being “played” or promoted...
A matter of interpretation
by Cito Beltran - April 24, 2020 - 12:00am
Since I’m writing this article on April 22/ Wednesday, I have no way of knowing what President Duterte will and has decided to choose with regards to the Enhanced Community Quarantine.
Convinced by circumstance
by Cito Beltran - April 22, 2020 - 12:00am
Ever since the President declared the Enhanced Community Quarantine last March 15, me and some neighbors have been doing our best to show compassion for eight construction workers at a job site in our neighborhood....
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