Resisting and surviving martial law
by Elfren S. Cruz - September 21, 2023 - 12:00am
I have always associated the month of September with the anniversary of the declaration of martial law. 
‘Emperors are not always forever’
by Elfren S. Cruz - September 17, 2023 - 12:00am
Deng Xiaoping was the real architect of the economic reforms that propelled the economic miracle of modern China.
China’s economic slowdown
by Elfren S. Cruz - September 14, 2023 - 12:00am
Among observers of global politics, one much talked about topic is the absence of Xi Jinping at two recent international conferences which he used to attend religiously in the past.
Conversations with Pope Francis
by Elfren S. Cruz - September 10, 2023 - 12:00am
In August, Pope Francis was in Portugal for World Youth Day. During his apostolic journey, he met with several groups and conducted different dialogues on varying topics.
Asean Summit 
by Elfren S. Cruz - September 7, 2023 - 12:00am
The ASEAN is an organization composed of ten countries – Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar and Cambodia. There is an ongoing summit meeting in Indonesia which...
The ideal senator
by Elfren S. Cruz - September 3, 2023 - 12:00am
One of the much talked about topics these days is the state of the Philippine Senate.
A looming crisis in China
by Elfren S. Cruz - August 31, 2023 - 12:00am
The Chinese economy is definitely in trouble.
Business calls for return of MIAA top execs
by Elfren S. Cruz - August 27, 2023 - 12:00am
It is rare for the leading business organizations of the country to openly and vigorously support public officials that they believe have been wrongly treated. However, this past week, this is actually what hap...
Learn from Ukraine’s use of technology
by Elfren S. Cruz - August 24, 2023 - 12:00am
The history of mankind has always been shaped to a large extent by technologies
We need heroes like Ninoy Aquino
by Elfren S. Cruz - August 20, 2023 - 12:00am
On Aug. 21, 1983, Ninoy Aquino was assassinated upon his return to the Philippines. During those 30 months between that date and Feb. 25, 1986 when Corazon Aquino took her oath as president of the Republic of the...
Quo Vadis, Asean?
by Elfren S. Cruz - August 17, 2023 - 12:00am
One of the geographical centers of the US-China struggle for global dominance is Southeast Asia.
UN sustainable goals vs. GDP growth (Part II)
by Elfren S. Cruz - August 13, 2023 - 12:00am
This past week, one of the principal economic news centered on the budget hearings in the Senate. The economic managers again emphasized that the economy was doing well and one sign of this was that the Philippine...
UN sustainable goals vs. GDP growth
by Elfren S. Cruz - August 10, 2023 - 12:00am
Our economic planners have proudly announced that the Philippines has a relatively high Gross Domestic Product growth rate that is more than 5 percent. However, even as our GDP continues to increase, many if not...
Karina Bolasco: publishing icon
by Elfren S. Cruz - August 6, 2023 - 12:00am
Last May, Ma. Karina Africa Bolasco was awarded a Life Achievement Award by the National Book Development Award, the only individual in the publishing industry to be so honored.
Ambassador Joey: Living up to the Laurel legacy
by Elfren S. Cruz - August 3, 2023 - 12:00am
Jose C. Laurel V was recently awarded the 42nd Medal of Merit for Outstanding Achievement in the Promotion of Philippines-Japan Relations by the Philippines-Japan Society, Inc. Last Dec. 9, 2022, the government of...
The beginning of the Cory Aquino legend
by Elfren S. Cruz - July 30, 2023 - 12:00am
Corazon Aquino passed away on Aug. 1, 2009 at 3:18 in the morning. The cause was advanced colon cancer and she had been hospitalized for more than a month. Her son, Benigno Aquino III, said that the cancer had spread...
Thriving in a digital world
by Elfren S. Cruz - July 27, 2023 - 12:00am
Today we are living in a world already transformed by Artificial Intelligence.
Animo education
by Elfren S. Cruz - July 23, 2023 - 12:00am
I asked my son Roel, a teacher at the Alternative Education Department of La Salle Green Hills, to share his insight on being a Lasallian educator. This is what he wrote:
AI: Machines that think
by Elfren S. Cruz - July 20, 2023 - 12:00am
Artificial Intelligence is the science and engineering of machines that act intelligently. A computer program that is capable of multiplying massive numbers and keeping track of thousands of bank balances is not...
Philippine victory in the WPS
by Elfren S. Cruz - July 16, 2023 - 12:00am
Last July 12, exactly a month after Philippine Independence Day, the nation celebrated the 7th anniversary of the victory against China in the maritime dispute over the West Philippine Sea.
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