FROM FAR AND NEAR
Isko Moreno for president in 2028
by Ruben Almendras - July 23, 2019 - 12:00am
Newly elected City of Manila Mayor Isko Moreno has been all over the news, both in social and main media due to some bold and uncommon directives and moves in the first two weeks of his three-year term.
Limits of subservience
by Ruben Almendras - July 16, 2019 - 12:00am
The actions of the congressmen vying for the speakership of the Lower House are uninspiring to the people and demeaning to them and politicians as a whole.
“KAPA” financial inclusion and literacy
by Ruben Almendras - July 9, 2019 - 12:00am
I was in the officers’ table during our second quarter Chamber of Thrift banks meeting last month, and our executive director asked me to suggest a good speaker for the next quarter’s meeting.
Leadership and morality
by Ruben Almendras - July 2, 2019 - 12:00am
All world leaders, kings, presidents, prime ministers of whatever title are continually scrutinized about their morality.
Metro Cebu water crisis in 2023
by Ruben Almendras - June 25, 2019 - 12:00am
Since I left the Metro Cebu Water District (MCWD) some years ago, I have written about water two times to share institutional knowledge and concerns about water problems.
Beijing’s Hong Kong dilemma
by Ruben Almendras - June 18, 2019 - 12:00am
The massive protests and demonstrations in Hong Kong last week that had almost a million people in the streets, protesting the proposed extradition law in the Hong Kong legislature has shaken the pro-Beijing Hong...
Who are the good guys?
by Ruben Almendras - June 11, 2019 - 12:00am
A very interesting campaign slogan in the last election was that of JV Ejercito, who was running for senator at the same time as his half-brother Jinggoy Estrada.
Why or Way “Trabaho” Bill
by Ruben Almendras - June 4, 2019 - 12:00am
There is pending in the Senate the second part of the tax rationalization legislation of the current administration renamed the “Trabaho” bill rather than the TRAIN 2. Significant in the TRAIN 1 was the...
Retirement in the Philippines
by Ruben Almendras - May 28, 2019 - 12:00am
After my column “In the Evening of Our lives” I had some queries about retirement.
In the evening of our lives
by Ruben Almendras - May 21, 2019 - 12:00am
It had been a few years since the 50th or the Golden alumni homecoming of our high school class in San Beda College but suddenly this year, a Viber group for all surviving members was created and arrangements/invitations...
The Pusyon Bisaya phenomenon
by Ruben Almendras - May 14, 2019 - 12:00am
I wrote this column last Saturday, May 11, two days before the May 13 midterm elections so the election results are not used as inputs.
Lacson for president in 2022
by Ruben Almendras - May 7, 2019 - 12:00am
Next week the midterm election will be over and the winners known, and politicians particularly will be assessing the implications of the results for the next elections in 2022.
65 summers by the sea
by Ruben Almendras - April 30, 2019 - 12:00am
Summer in the Philippines and in other parts of the world is definitely my other favorite time of the year. In answer to a lifestyle question if the mountain or the sea is my preferred vacation location, I un-hesitantly...
Strategy for the West Philippine Seas
by Ruben Almendras - April 23, 2019 - 12:00am
Over the past 29 months and as of April 2019, the Chinese military, militia, and fishermen have occupied and taken over three islands which are clearly inside Philippine territorial waters.
Politics, religion, and morality
by Ruben Almendras - April 16, 2019 - 12:00am
Election season has been on full blast since the past few weeks with the candidates for national and local positions campaigning in all media and announcing their principles and values.
BSP Gov. Diokno in CTB convention
by Ruben Almendras - April 9, 2019 - 12:00am
In the Chamber of Thrift Banks convention last March 29 at the Makati Shangri-La, newly-appointed Banko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Diokno was the main speaker.
Sovereign debts are generational
by Ruben Almendras - April 2, 2019 - 12:00am
The interesting issue that came up last week which was an offshoot of the Metro Manila water crisis, are the terms and conditions of the government loan from China to build the Chico River Dam.
A river runs through it
by Ruben Almendras - March 26, 2019 - 12:00am
The recent concern by the local and national government in cleaning up the rivers is welcome news to me and should be to all of us, as rivers are very important to healthy and sustainable living.
Solutions to Cebu’s water woes
by Ruben Almendras - March 19, 2019 - 12:00am
One funny suggestion to Manila’s water shortages is to divide Metro Manila into seven zones and for all the people in each zone to take a bath only on their designated day of the week, a kind of color-coding...
The future of Feminism
by Ruben Almendras - March 12, 2019 - 12:00am
Last week, March 8, was the International Day of Women.
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