CTALK
To thine own self be true
by Cito Beltran - March 27, 2019 - 12:00am
I recently saw a TV commercial of singer Sarah Geronimo “endorsing” re-electionist Senator Sonny Angara and my first question was: is there “truth in advertising” in this form of TV commercials?...
‘Advance campaign funds’
by Cito Beltran - March 25, 2019 - 12:00am
As the House of Representatives belligerently stand their ground and insist on the passage of “their” version of the 2019 government budget...
Even the innocent get burned
by Cito Beltran - March 22, 2019 - 12:00am
Stand too close to the fire and you can get burned. You could also be doing your job and still get shot. That’s the lesson that Sen. JV Ejercito and officials of Maynilad learned separately in the past we...
Challenge: Redeem old glory!
by Cito Beltran - March 20, 2019 - 12:00am
After accepting and successfully overcoming “The Boracay Challenge” and going further by launching their “Battle for Manila Bay,” here is a challenge for the dynamic duo of President Rodrigo...
Status symbol and answered prayers
by Cito Beltran - March 18, 2019 - 12:00am
Traditionally, the status symbol of the rich and upwardly mobile Filipino has been ownership of a Porsche, a Ferrari or owning an exclusive condominium unit that costs upwards of a hundred million.
To agree is to admit
by Cito Beltran - March 15, 2019 - 12:00am
If you’re wondering why legislators failed to reach a compromise over the proposed 2019 budget in spite of presidential intervention, the probable reason is: To agree is to admit.
We’re so plastic
by Cito Beltran - March 13, 2019 - 12:00am
Yes, we Filipinos are so plastic!
‘Friday dry run’
by Cito Beltran - March 11, 2019 - 12:00am
Last Friday March 8, 2019 an estimated 60,000 families found their water taps barely dripping or dried out.
Cheap shots and cheap pollutants
by Cito Beltran - March 8, 2019 - 12:00am
Just because we are now in the “campaign period,” there is no justification for cheap shots and low blows regardless of your political party or affiliation.
Gilas Pilipinas at -16 degrees
by Cito Beltran - March 6, 2019 - 12:00am
Copying and pasting is something I don’t do often especially in writing columns.
The sound of silence
by Cito Beltran - March 4, 2019 - 12:00am
As tradition would have it, there is now a growing interest in the proposed debates between candidates particularly between the Administration and the senatorial candidates under the Liberal party.
Advance warnings
by Cito Beltran - March 1, 2019 - 12:00am
While channel surfing the other day, I came across one of those old Filipino movies circa ’70s.
San Miguel Corp.’s ‘a call to arms’
by Cito Beltran - February 27, 2019 - 12:00am
San Miguel Corp. recently announced how their company wide program to conserve and reduce water consumption had been achieved beyond target by reducing non-product water use by 23% or an estimated 7,762,061 liters...
Saving the Catholic Church
by Cito Beltran - February 25, 2019 - 12:00am
Pope Francis and the leaders of the Catholic Church are finally dealing with decades of hidden sins and sexual abuse committed by priests and bishops all over the world.
The Philippines: A slaughterhouse
by Cito Beltran - February 22, 2019 - 12:00am
In a period of three months three people I knew personally were killed by hired assassins.
Unli-rice until gone
by Cito Beltran - February 20, 2019 - 12:00am
In the beginning, people said Bong Go would never make it as a Senator especially because he did not even make it to the magic 12 or possible 16 during the early surveys.
What we lost fighting over
by Cito Beltran - February 18, 2019 - 12:00am
Once again many members of media and those claiming to be supportive of media and Freedom of the Press are making their views heard and read in defense of Journalist Maria Ressa or in defense of President Rodrigo...
I will kill you!
by Cito Beltran - February 15, 2019 - 12:00am
In his latest public appearance President Rodrigo Duterte once again uttered his favorite threat against drug lords and drug dealers: “I Will Kill You.”
Physically present but mentally absent
by Cito Beltran - February 13, 2019 - 12:00am
They would have been fired – they should have been fired.
Sentenced for 2 to 25 years
by Cito Beltran - February 11, 2019 - 12:00am
This is a true story of how you can be imprisoned from 2 to 25 years without committing a crime.
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