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Elfren S. Cruz
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Perils of indifference
by Elfren S. Cruz - February 18, 2018 - 12:00am
There is a collection of speeches that changed the world.
Artificial intelligence is coming
by Elfren S. Cruz - February 15, 2018 - 12:00am
Some of the brightest people in the world today – like TESLA head Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking, the genius in theoretical physics – are warning that human beings may find themselves obsolete as they...
The risks of inflation
by Elfren S. Cruz - February 11, 2018 - 12:00am
Inflation has become the big economic issue, not only in the Philippines, but all over the world. The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has just announced that the current inflation rate of 4.2. percent  to...
Happiness in this life
by Elfren S. Cruz - February 8, 2018 - 12:00am
For those who are seeking a path to true happiness in this world, I would highly recommend that they read a recently published book : Happiness In This Life : A Passionate Meditation on Earthly Existence by...
An elitist world view
by Elfren S. Cruz - February 4, 2018 - 12:00am
The 2018 World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos Switzerland, a global meeting of 2,500 political and business elite, ended a week ago. The conference theme was supposed to be “Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured...
Federal state of Metro Manila?
by Elfren S. Cruz - February 1, 2018 - 12:00am
Federalism takes many forms. Even in the Philippines, a federal government structure for the Bangsamoro and the Cordilleras can take a different form from the federal structure in other regions.
Asking the right questions on federalism
by Elfren S. Cruz - January 28, 2018 - 12:00am
The most contentious issue among all the proposed changes to the Constitution is the shift from a unitary to a federal form of government.
Cory Aquino leadership
by Elfren S. Cruz - January 25, 2018 - 12:00am
President Maria Corazon Aquino was born on Jan. 25, 1933 in San Juan de Dios Hospital in the city of Manila. Today, Jan. 25, 2018 we commemorate her 85th birthday.
MAP statement on Charter change
by Elfren S. Cruz - January 21, 2018 - 12:00am
The Management Association of the Philippines (MAP) is considered as one of the premiere business organizations in the Philippines.
Equality without violence
by Elfren S. Cruz - January 18, 2018 - 12:00am
“This superb and superbly written book justifies its profound but pessimistic conclusion that in world history inequality has declined significantly only as a result of violent changes caused by wars, state...
Income inequality and violence
by Elfren S. Cruz - January 14, 2018 - 12:00am
Massive income inequality in both developed and developing countries, has been the primary cause for the rise in populism and the growing discontent of even the middle class with traditional institutions like governments,...
A world in crisis
by Elfren S. Cruz - January 11, 2018 - 12:00am
It is apparent that the world is increasingly becoming a world unravelling into a state of confusion lacking order.
Senate elections
by Elfren S. Cruz - January 7, 2018 - 12:00am
Senatorial elections have always been a major topic of discussion and speculation.
Letter to my father
by Elfren S. Cruz - January 4, 2018 - 12:00am
For my first column of 2018, I decided to reprint a letter sent to me by my son, Roel, a Literature major from DLSU who is now an educator and writer.
If women ruled the world
by Elfren S. Cruz - December 31, 2017 - 12:00am
What if women ruled the world?
Words not guns
by Elfren S. Cruz - December 27, 2017 - 4:00pm
At the end of each year, I look back not only at the events of the past but also indulge in my favorite ”history game.”
Peace on earth
by Elfren S. Cruz - December 23, 2017 - 4:00pm
In my last column – War and Peace – my thesis was that war and violence may be the nature of humankind. I received a very insightful and erudite reply from former Justice Adolf Azcuna. He said: “...
War and peace
by Elfren S. Cruz - December 20, 2017 - 4:00pm
I once wrote that it is ideas that change the world.
Why is this happening?
by Elfren S. Cruz - December 16, 2017 - 4:00pm
This is that time of the year for buying presents, attending parties and decorating homes.
Never too young to write
by Elfren S. Cruz - December 13, 2017 - 4:00pm
I have always advocated reading books. But what’s even more powerful than reading is writing. No one is ever too young nor too old to start learning. And this is what the Where the Write Things, a writing center...
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