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.
Presidential pa-rinig?
by Cito Beltran - January 8, 2020 - 12:00am
It pays to say “Happy New Year.”
Boracay — ‘special purpose territory’
by Cito Beltran - January 6, 2020 - 12:00am
The job of clearing and cleaning up Boracay Island is not even half done.
Thoughts on‘Road trip 2019’
by Cito Beltran - January 3, 2020 - 12:00am
A couple of readers sent their thoughts on our “Road Trip – 2019” and with their permission, I am reprinting parts of their emails.
Boracay revisited
by Cito Beltran - January 1, 2020 - 12:00am
Our “Eat, Drive and Pray” band of adventurers has finally made it to Boracay, and after spending several nights on the No. 1 beach in the world, we have mixed reviews about the island and its current...
‘St. Christopher’s’ Joy Ride
by Cito Beltran - December 30, 2019 - 12:00am
I can only imagine Senator Christopher “Bong” Go’s annoyance when his name got dragged into the highly suspicious turn of events after the LTFRB decided to limit the number of riders for Angkas,...
Road trip discoveries
by Cito Beltran - December 27, 2019 - 12:00am
For the longest time my wife Karen and I have been meaning to do a road trip that starts from Pasig, goes south to Batangas, cross over to Mindoro, Aklan, Capiz, Iloilo, Negros, Cebu, Ormoc, Leyte, Samar, Sorsogon,...
For unto us…
by Cito Beltran - December 25, 2019 - 12:00am
For unto us a child is born...not always what we expected, not always what we hoped for, not always 100% a bundle of joy. Sometimes not “normal”.
Grabe the Grab — Angkas on Angkas
by Cito Beltran - December 23, 2019 - 12:00am
Many friends and colleagues could not stop trading “war stories” while they fought hand to phone combats with other commuters trying to book a Grab ride last week especially last Friday evening when even...
Thank you… but
by Cito Beltran - December 20, 2019 - 12:00am
Thank You to the various individuals who’ve been sending me gifts mostly because I’m a media practitioner, or in appreciation from those who we’ve given time or space on TV or in print to promote...
Dr. Google
by Cito Beltran - December 18, 2019 - 12:00am
What are the chances that you are, or have become a patient of Dr. Google, the most non-human “doctor” who’s always in, does not charge for consultation, is your in-house consultant and fountain...
Beyond rewards
by Cito Beltran - December 16, 2019 - 12:00am
If we want victory, we must prepare for it, not pay for it.
Fear in the city
by Cito Beltran - December 13, 2019 - 12:00am
There is a growing number of women both local residents and foreigners who’ve asked me about the reported kidnappings of young children, a white van used in grab and snatch of kids, and the latest kidnapping...
Marcos 2.0
by Cito Beltran - December 11, 2019 - 12:00am
In the play “Jesus Christ Superstar” there’s a song that starts with the line “What’s the buzz? Tell me what’s the happening?” The buzz of course was the “controversial”...
Giving meaning to giving
by Cito Beltran - December 9, 2019 - 12:00am
At this time of the year, many Filipinos are still fretting over what to give their friends and loved ones for Christmas especially those of us who have quite a number of business associates, professional contacts...
‘Reason’ vs ‘rant’
by Cito Beltran - December 6, 2019 - 12:00am
In his letter to the Ephesians (4:26), St. Paul counseled his readers: “In your anger, do not sin.
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