Goodbye ‘Tito Jimmy’
by Cito Beltran - July 17, 2019 - 12:00am
To die in one’s sleep is perhaps one of the greatest kindness that our God could bestow us. Some of my friends and I have wished for such passing, and recently someone very close to our family was blessed to...
The curse of usury
by Cito Beltran - July 15, 2019 - 12:00am
After hearing how so many Israelites were suffering in poverty and being charged one percent for money, grain, new wine and Olive oil, the Prophet Nehemiah angrily rebuked the nobles and officials of the city for...
The year of living dangerously
by Cito Beltran - July 12, 2019 - 12:00am
President Rodrigo Duterte and his official spokesperson are either trying to scare the opposition, conditioning the minds of Filipinos regarding Martial Rule or might really be afraid of something they can’t...
Traveler’s tales
by Cito Beltran - July 10, 2019 - 12:00am
Travel will always open your eyes to what you don’t normally see. For me, it always brings opportunities to call out things that authorities and the general public take for granted or fail to appreciate.
Digital debt nightmare
by Cito Beltran - July 8, 2019 - 12:00am
First the good news; the curse plagues even modern countries like Japan.
Power or money?
by Cito Beltran - July 5, 2019 - 12:00am
The ludicrous suggestions for four to six candidates to do term sharing over speakership of the house brings to mind what I often see on cable TV; a pack of Hyenas tearing apart a prey or piece of meat.
‘In your anger — do not sin’
by Cito Beltran - July 3, 2019 - 12:00am
The “race” for the Speakership of the House has taken a turn for the worse. What started out as a numbers game quickly turned into a backroom wheeling and dealing all the way to trying to use the President...
Baguio: An urban Lazarus
by Cito Beltran - July 1, 2019 - 12:00am
Millions of Filipinos who love Baguio City formerly known as the City of Pines have long mourned the slow decay or death of the country’s “Summer Capital.”
Turistang kanin 2019
by Cito Beltran - June 28, 2019 - 12:00am
Turistang kanin” (TK) was once a moniker for average Filipino travelers whose preference or financial limitations kept their travel options within the Philippines.
Stranded and upset
by Cito Beltran - June 26, 2019 - 12:00am
Imagine yourself wrapping up a short vacation on Camiguin Island and then you receive a text message two hours before your flight from the airline you are booked on that says: “Good morning Maam/Sir, we regret...
Replacement assassins
by Cito Beltran - June 24, 2019 - 12:00am
During my training courses for media engagement, communications, or crisis management, one topic I always introduce is the one on “REPLACEMENT ASSASSINS.” If you cannot directly expose, criticize or even...
Do it yourself
by Cito Beltran - June 21, 2019 - 12:00am
In today’s world the term DIY or Do-It-Yourself generally refers to doing something yourself, first, to save on labor cost and as a form of self-expression or talent.
When diplomacy hurts home
by Cito Beltran - June 19, 2019 - 12:00am
To say that the Duterte administration is bending over backward to contain or manage the brewing controversy from the maritime “hit-and-run” last week would be an under statement.
Discretion versus valor
by Cito Beltran - June 17, 2019 - 12:00am
It was William Shakespeare who wrote: “Discretion is the better part of valor” suggesting that it is better to play safe, stay out of the firing line or below the radar when controversy erupts.
Scapegoats for good ratings
by Cito Beltran - June 14, 2019 - 12:00am
Over the last three years a number of people have wondered why President Rodrigo Duterte fires people but often ends up recycling them.
30 – 30 – 30 – 10
by Cito Beltran - June 12, 2019 - 12:00am
According to newspaper accounts, President Rodrigo Duterte made his surprise visit at the NAIA 2 terminal after hearing several complaints about flight delays etc.
Make them talk
by Cito Beltran - June 10, 2019 - 12:00am
James, the Apostle of Christ teaches us how a little kindle can burn a forest and how a small rudder can turn a ship, and in like manner, the tongue can get all of us into trouble.
From Grab to grabe
by Cito Beltran - June 7, 2019 - 12:00am
If you’re a Grab user or customer, enjoy the service this weekend because come Monday June 10, an estimated 8,000 Grab units will be delisted from Grab’s ride hailing platform.
More than the speakership
by Cito Beltran - June 5, 2019 - 12:00am
As an opinion writer, I usually don’t concern myself with political activities such as the race for Speaker of the House of Representatives.
‘Eye on the hole —not the doughnut’
by Cito Beltran - June 3, 2019 - 12:00am
In response to the off loading incident involving my wife and my daughter’s classmate, officials of Cebu Pacific reached out to talk about the incident in order to address the matter.
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