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James 3 – Politicos 0
by Cito Beltran - April 3, 2020 - 12:00am
All it takes for darkness to reign in a room is one finger to turn off the light.
Them birds and hogs gotta eat
by Cito Beltran - April 1, 2020 - 12:00am
While everyone in the city is worrying about food and supplies in Metro Manila, I have not heard or read a single article talking about supplies for pets or even for farm animals.
‘I have moments’
by Cito Beltran - March 30, 2020 - 12:00am
As I watched one of the many news programs reporting on the Covid-19 global pandemic, I chanced upon an interview where a physician was asked how he was doing emotionally in light of the many challenges front liners...
Unfinished condos into hospitals
by Cito Beltran - March 27, 2020 - 12:00am
During the early days of the community lockdown, there was one evening when I stood on our roof deck observing all the condominiums that have sprouted and surrounded us in Barrio Kapitolyo.
RS and gold powder
by Cito Beltran - March 25, 2020 - 12:00am
Many fans of Ginebra San Miguel and users of the product are probably wondering what will happen to their beloved PBA Team and drink now that Ramon Ang has committed company resources toward the production of 70...
‘Reports of us being weak and frail have been greatly exaggerated’
by Cito Beltran - March 23, 2020 - 12:00am
I’ve just finished power washing a 3-meter wide stairwell that connects four floors, and hand dried 47 one-meter wide wooden steps.
The ‘sosyal’ distancing
by Cito Beltran - March 20, 2020 - 12:00am
Early this week as I drove out of Barrio Kapitolyo, Pasig I found the gate going out of the barangay closed. I proceeded to the next and then to the next and discovered that all gates except one were closed.
What’s your excuse?
by Cito Beltran - March 18, 2020 - 12:00am
Remember all the things you said you would do if you only had a chance? Like how you would love to clean up your room, your house, repaint, renovate?
Cause of death
by Cito Beltran - March 16, 2020 - 12:00am
There has been so much confusion over the “Metro Manila Community Quarantine” in the last two days and the only thing that exceeded the confusion was the amount of criticism and unsolicited opinion and...
Negative plus 14
by Cito Beltran - March 13, 2020 - 12:00am
This is not about math, it’s about the COVID-19 test kits developed by University of the Philippines scientists.
PAGO over POGO
by Cito Beltran - March 11, 2020 - 12:00am
If you know anything about “sabong” or cockfighting which is considered the national pastime of the good old Philippines, then you would know that “PAGO” is the cockfighting term for “bet”...
ASF lessons for COVID-19
by Cito Beltran - March 9, 2020 - 12:00am
Believe it or not, some of us backyard hog raisers learned a lot of lessons from the African Swine Fever or ASF epidemic that can somehow help in containing or dealing with COVID-19 at home or the work place.
Test then tell
by Cito Beltran - March 6, 2020 - 12:00am
There is now a growing sentiment that health authorities should be a little more circumspect about COVID-19 pronouncements lest they continue to fuel fear and anxiety among Filipinos.
Tricycle and motorcycle lane only
by Cito Beltran - March 4, 2020 - 12:00am
After failing to get the attention of mayors and local government officials to clear national roads of tricycles, DILG Secretary Ed Año has found the right tool to force the issue and make LGUs cooperate...
Mayor Vico tear down the barricade
by Cito Beltran - March 2, 2020 - 12:00am
Even before Mayor Vico Sotto was elected Mayor, a number of representations had been made by or on behalf of the RMC or Rizal Medical Center with the Pasig City officials to provide an “Emergency Opening”...
Keeping products but losing jobs
by Cito Beltran - February 28, 2020 - 12:00am
In case you have not been paying attention, many gasoline stations have put up cardboard signs saying they have implemented the third tranche or an additional P1 tax on gasoline as required by the TRAIN 1 law beginning...
My 2 lives
by Cito Beltran - February 26, 2020 - 12:00am
I have been living two lives and this realization has shown me how many of us decide or come up with opinions based purely on our status in society or lifestyle and all that, sometimes or often enough, end up becoming...
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...
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