Elfren S. Cruz
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The buzz about telemedicine
by Elfren S. Cruz - July 25, 2024 - 12:00am
Health care in the country has become an important concern, especially with an ageing baby boomer population and longer life spans.
‘Old families’ of the Philippines
by Elfren S. Cruz - July 21, 2024 - 12:00am
I am an avid collector of history books, especially if the subject matter is Philippine history. Back in my high school and college days, I was contemplating majoring in history.
Pope Franciso on major church issues
by Elfren S. Cruz - July 18, 2024 - 12:00am
Jorge Mario Bergoglio was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina on Dec. 17, 1936, the son of Italian immigrants. He took the name of Pope Francis on the day he was elected as the 266th pontiff of the Catholic Church in...
GDP increase vs reducing inequality
by Elfren S. Cruz - July 14, 2024 - 12:00am
I have some readers who ask me why I write about income inequality so often.
A self-defense pact
by Elfren S. Cruz - July 11, 2024 - 12:00am
The recent agreement between the Philippines and Japan that allows the entry of military and naval forces into their countries can be called historic. This pact has been termed as a Reciprocal Access Agreemen.
Try living on P645 a day
by Elfren S. Cruz - July 7, 2024 - 12:00am
The recent minimum wage hike of P35 a day that would raise the minimum daily rate to P645 has drawn condemnation from virtually all sectors.
‘Unrequited love’
by Elfren S. Cruz - July 4, 2024 - 12:00am
The issue of the confrontation between the Philippines and China in the West Philippine Sea is one that affects the life of every Filipino.
Remembering PNoy
by Elfren S. Cruz - June 30, 2024 - 12:00am
June 24 was the third death anniversary of former president Noynoy Aquino, popularly known as PNoy. I remember his presidency with nostalgia because he brought our nation to close to the level of being a tiger ...
Opposition options for the 2025 elections
by Elfren S. Cruz - June 27, 2024 - 12:00am
The resignation of Sara Duterte as secretary of the Department of Education and the dissolution of the UniTeam have sparked much speculation on the consequences on the political landscape, especially for the 2025...
Stories of six Filipino women for justice
by Elfren S. Cruz - June 23, 2024 - 12:00am
The book “Six Filipino Women for Justice,” edited by Asuncion David Maramba, is the last in a series on heroes, heroines and heroic personages.
Pope Francis on AI
by Elfren S. Cruz - June 20, 2024 - 12:00am
Pope Francis participated in the Group of Seven session on artificial intelligence held in Borgio Egnazie, Italy on June 13-15 and on June 14, he delivered his message on artificial intelligence.
Issues dividing the Church
by Elfren S. Cruz - June 16, 2024 - 12:00am
Pope Francis made the news some time ago when he announced that LGBTQ people should be welcomed in the Roman Catholic Church and even allowed priests to bless same-sex couples. 
The alternative to authoritarianism
by Elfren S. Cruz - June 13, 2024 - 12:00am
For those who follow international or foreign news, the big political story this past week was the surge in the number of seats won by the “far right” parties in Europe.
Join the fight against climate change
by Elfren S. Cruz - June 9, 2024 - 12:00am
In a recent speech, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres made an extraordinary suggestion to ban all forms of advertising by all fossil fuel producers in the world
The need for an alternative international system
by Elfren S. Cruz - June 6, 2024 - 12:00am
Both the United States and China share the same ambition to remake the world, except that they have different images of what the world should be like.
Technology will change geopolitics
by Elfren S. Cruz - June 2, 2024 - 12:00am
Geopolitics is the study of the effects of the Earth’s geography on politics and international relations.
Capitalism vs social democracy
by Elfren S. Cruz - May 30, 2024 - 12:00am
I remember a conversation I had with a business tycoon a few years ago on the merits and demerits of capitalism.
Is Taiwan declaring independence?
by Elfren S. Cruz - May 26, 2024 - 12:00am
The past week has seen China becoming much more aggressive in its policy of trying to isolate Taiwan.
The threat of ICC
by Elfren S. Cruz - May 23, 2024 - 12:00am
Today’s headlines are focused on the ouster of Miguel Zubiri from the Senate presidency.
The Filipino comfort food
by Elfren S. Cruz - May 16, 2024 - 12:00am
Food is an integral part of any people’s culture.
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