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Joseph’s tomb
by Cito Beltran - May 29, 2024 - 12:00am
Just to start this article on a positive note, I’m sure that people of faith and skeptics alike all wonder every now and then about how true scriptures are. Are they just religious promises or is there really...
Living on the island
by Cito Beltran - May 27, 2024 - 12:00am
The title makes for romantic suggestions, I’m sure
From missionary to mercenary to conspiracy
by Cito Beltran - May 24, 2024 - 12:00am
In an effort to promote tourism and development in “far flung” places in the 80’s, the national government pushed airline companies big and small to allocate flights and to make sure that the airfares...
Harsh solar realities
by Cito Beltran - May 22, 2024 - 12:00am
I attended my first solar power trade show last Monday and like the glare from the sun, the trade show was a harsh reality for an idealist like me.
Better late than later
by Cito Beltran - May 20, 2024 - 12:00am
My “Kuya” and senior columnist Boo Chanco recently shared an article with me concerning the decision/announcement of the Office for Transportation Security (OTS) and DOTr Secretary Jaime Bautista that...
Enable the producers
by Cito Beltran - May 17, 2024 - 12:00am
After a long search, I have finally tapped into several online communities of solar power equipment providers and judging from what’s available, there is a reasonable amount of companies willing to provide...
‘Dr. Stranger’
by Cito Beltran - May 15, 2024 - 12:00am
More than 50 percent of consumer products in all Filipino homes undergo some form of screening, testing or review by the Food and Drug Administration.
Fire starters and careless conclusions
by Cito Beltran - May 13, 2024 - 12:00am
All it takes is a spark and you could burn down a large forest.
Conversion, condemnation and rejectionist religion
by Cito Beltran - May 10, 2024 - 12:00am
This week has been a tough one for me in the “faith” department for a couple of reasons.
A drought and famine for solutions
by Cito Beltran - May 8, 2024 - 12:00am
For several decades now, I have had an interest in solar power for residential and recreational applications.
Testing, testing, 1, 2, 3…
by Cito Beltran - May 6, 2024 - 12:00am
After claims were made that we have a “state of calamity” resulting from traffic in Metro Manila, the Metro Manila Council (of mayors) will now roll out their solution.
‘Lost generation’
by Cito Beltran - May 3, 2024 - 12:00am
Last Monday, an elderly businessman shared on our Viber group an old article about the sorry state of Philippine education.
‘Physician, heal thyself’
by Cito Beltran - May 1, 2024 - 12:00am
“Medice, cura te ipsum” is the Latin form of an ancient proverb from the book of Luke chapter 4:23 where Jesus is quoted as saying,
No chicken, no joy?/Dr. Dilemma
by Cito Beltran - April 29, 2024 - 12:00am
Remember one Christmas when you couldn’t buy enough two-piece Chicken Joy?
Bad beyond pharma
by Cito Beltran - April 26, 2024 - 12:00am
The alleged multi-level marketing practice of a local pharmaceutical company exposed by media is now the talk of the health care community.
Incomplete
by Cito Beltran - April 24, 2024 - 12:00am
Next to a definite failing grade of “5” or singko, what many UP students dislike the most is an “INC” or Incomplete.
An isolation state of mind
by Cito Beltran - April 22, 2024 - 12:00am
It was April of 1998, a week before my birthday, when my wife Karen asked what my plans were for my birthday. I automatically replied “none really” since we had just moved to a tiny rental house. Karen...
Occupation, not invasion
by Cito Beltran - April 19, 2024 - 12:00am
Two congressmen from Cagayan province have called the attention of national authorities regarding the presence of a reported 4,000-plus Chinese nationals allegedly enrolled in three-month short courses in various...
Hot house: Form or function?
by Cito Beltran - April 17, 2024 - 12:00am
Many Filipinos are now suffering from the sweltering heat and the constant reminder from media about how hot it is really doesn’t help, unless it’s just to warn people to limit outdoor activities, e...
Rolling Stones and tumble weeds
by Cito Beltran - April 15, 2024 - 12:00am
Today’s title definitely dates me or reveals the generation I come from.
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