The culture of permission
by Cito Beltran - March 27, 2023 - 12:00am
Hesitant, intimidated, unsure, not “rich” enough, can’t afford, fear of being embarrassed or worse, afraid of humiliation.
‘Speak now or forever hold your peace’
by Cito Beltran - March 24, 2023 - 12:00am
We remember those words from weddings, but very few ever reflect on its relevance in the workplace or human relations.
LTO woes, version 2.0
by Cito Beltran - March 22, 2023 - 12:00am
When it was first floated, then confirmed, that lawyer/businessman “Jay Art” Tugade was the new assistant secretary-LTO chief, I had my suspicions and my doubts about the appointment, given that Atty....
‘I double dare y’all!’
by Cito Beltran - March 20, 2023 - 12:00am
I recently completed a 20-hour round trip from Pasig City to Cauayan, Isabela. Half of that was on a pick-up and the return trip was by De Luxe bus of Victory Liner.
Murder by importation
by Cito Beltran - March 17, 2023 - 12:00am
As the Willie Nelson song goes, “I’m on the road again…” and as we drove through the new and still being completed Malico road that cuts travel time from Pangasinan to Nueva Vizcaya, I found...
Save our dying hog industry
by Cito Beltran - March 15, 2023 - 12:00am
Practically the entire Philippines now has cases of ASF or African Swine Fever except for places where they generally don’t eat pork such as the BARMM Region or don’t allow pig farms such as Metro M...
‘None of our business’
by Cito Beltran - March 13, 2023 - 12:00am
To simplify life, we simply say: “It’s none of our business.”
Death by ‘elected position’
by Cito Beltran - March 10, 2023 - 12:00am
Forgive the editorial abuse but today’s title is a play of words on the extremely violent murder of Governor Degamo of Negros Oriental along with eight other innocent individuals who were seen as targets or...
Revenue Oriented Teaching Courses
by Cito Beltran - March 8, 2023 - 12:00am
This is my proposed version of ROTC = Revenue Oriented Teaching Courses. Instead of reviving the fallacy that a Reserve Officers Training Course will instill “discipline” in Filipinos, why not introduce...
The definition of corruption
by Cito Beltran - March 6, 2023 - 12:00am
One of my seasonal sources of information regarding political families recently shared with me a quotation from a powerful and influential legislator who defines his philosophy of corruption with this statement:...
Drugs back, farms out?
by Cito Beltran - March 3, 2023 - 12:00am
After reading about how responsive Secretary Benhur Abalos is to matters raised by the media, some members of the PNP, particularly in the province of Iloilo, have shared through channels about their operational...
‘Check engine’
by Cito Beltran - March 1, 2023 - 12:00am
Any modern-day vehicle owner dreads those words!
The bitten bites back
by Cito Beltran - February 27, 2023 - 12:00am
Life, they say, imitates art, and that may now be the case in the Zombieland of Philippine business where those who have been bitten by corrupt local government officials have started to bite back.
After milking the cow, where’s the cheese?
by Cito Beltran - February 24, 2023 - 12:00am
Any proper dairy farmer can tell you that if you milk a cow, you ought to be able to bring back some cream or cheese later on.
‘I call you and raise you’
by Cito Beltran - February 22, 2023 - 12:00am
DOF Secretary Ben Diokno recently issued a statement where he pointed out that as far as the recurring high rate of inflation is concerned, the monetary authorities have all done their part and it is now time for...
On land and at sea
by Cito Beltran - February 20, 2023 - 12:00am
Last week, I had a chance to catch up with two city mayors in the Visayas and it was interesting to learn how one mayor reacted to my topic selection for this column while the other was totally on board with the...
Complete staff work, not ‘stuffed’ work
by Cito Beltran - February 17, 2023 - 12:00am
The recent appointment of Customs Commissioner Bienvenido Rubio has started to kick up a stink due to the fact that a comparatively lower-ranked officer who was personally tagged by former senator Panfilo Lacson...
Wish nila…
by Cito Beltran - February 15, 2023 - 12:00am
Sometime last month, I had a conversation with a fellow sabong enthusiast regarding incomes and making a living.
Unified common sense
by Cito Beltran - February 13, 2023 - 12:00am
Now that the Metro Manila Mayors Council and MMDA have succeeded to agree on a unified ticketing system and a no confiscation of driver’s license policy, let us all pray that the same body of decision makers...
DA, DOH vacancy: Avengers assemble!
by Cito Beltran - February 10, 2023 - 12:00am
So many people have been calling on President Bongbong Marcos to resign as Secretary of Agriculture and appoint a permanent secretary.
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