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Three road nuisances
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - April 13, 2024 - 12:00am
There are three road irritants I often encounter on our roads these days: “kamote riders”, “Ingat sa byahe” posters, and the use of sirens and blinkers of VIPs or those feeling like VIPs...
Of political seasons and dilemmas
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - April 2, 2024 - 12:00am
It’s the start of the summer season, and the April heat coincides with the beginning of the political season.
A test of justice in our transactional politics
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - March 26, 2024 - 12:00am
It took quite a long time before the long arm of the law caught up with expelled Negros Oriental lawmaker Arnulfo Teves Jr. in Timor Leste. His arrest last week is further proof that if there's a will, the law can...
From educational to sensational
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - March 23, 2024 - 12:00am
In a report by The Philippine STAR yesterday, Vice President Sara Duterte, who is also the concurrent Education secretary, said her department will not penalize the teacher who went live on the popular social media...
Opposition to the CBRT: A curious case (Part 2)
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - March 12, 2024 - 12:00am
There are two reasons I can think of why a number of politicians in Cebu are now opposing the Cebu Bus Rapid Transit (CBRT) project as it is taking shape and nearing realization.
‘Dynamic ownership’ and the moral and legal controversy over Boljoon's heritage panels
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - February 24, 2024 - 12:00am
The fate of the four Boljoon church pulpit panels, now in the possession of the National Museum of the Philippines, can be considered by heritage experts as a 'historical injustice that has not been undone.'
Catching up on the Starbucks controversy
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - January 30, 2024 - 12:00am
Although the controversy involving a branch of the giant coffee chain Starbucks has largely concluded, I wish to share my insights on the issue of senior citizen and PWD discounts that have embroiled the compan...
The PCSO photo edit: On AI, trust, and media literacy
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - January 20, 2024 - 12:00am
The controversy surrounding a Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office photo, which was edited to conceal the identity of a lotto winner receiving a check from an agency official, underscores our vulnerability to disinformation...
Heatwaves and hope
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - November 21, 2023 - 12:00am
On November 10, 2023, BusinessWorld and The FREEMAN jointly hosted the “Blueprint for Philippine Smart Cities" business forum at the Belmont Hotel Mactan.
Politics and controversy in the MCWD
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - November 14, 2023 - 12:00am
The controversy in the Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) reminds me of the time back when I was still teaching full-time at the university.
‘Rich’ province, where’s the expressway?
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - November 4, 2023 - 12:00am
Just like most people during this long holiday, my wife and I travelled to my hometown in the province to observe All Saints' Day and pay our respects to our dearly departed loved ones.
Cebu City's ‘libud-suroy’ problem
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - October 31, 2023 - 12:00am
A news item in The FREEMAN last week caught my attention.
Beyond Pura Luka’s drag: Democracy and diversity
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - October 7, 2023 - 12:00am
I’ve wanted to write about the issues surrounding drag artist Pura Luka Vega for some time, but with other pressing matters that needed addressing previously, I had to set this topic aside. However, the recent...
Time to address the causes of kidney disease in the country
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - October 3, 2023 - 12:00am
I was in Misamis Oriental last weekend to attend the wake of my late aunt from my father's side who died due to kidney failure.
Stet forum: challenges and lessons for the community press (1)
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - September 26, 2023 - 12:00am
Following last week's Cebu Press Freedom Week celebration, I'd like to spotlight the key insights shared by Rappler's executive editor, Glenda Gloria, at a forum organized by Stet (Women in Cebu Media) on September...
Truth, technology, and transparency: lessons from press freedom week
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - September 23, 2023 - 12:00am
This week has been particularly active for community engagement, with the media community celebrating Cebu Press Freedom Week 2023.
Navigating the age of AI: reflections on press freedom week
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - September 19, 2023 - 12:00am
It’s that time of the year again when journalists from various outlets in Cebu gather for a series of activities spanning a week called Cebu Press Freedom Week.
Gearing up for the BSKE
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - September 5, 2023 - 12:00am
The last day for the filing of certificates of candidacy for the Synchronized Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections passed without any remarkable incidents last Saturday, September 2.
Head over heart, data over drama
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - September 2, 2023 - 12:00am
Two recent debacles demonstrate a common trait among us Filipinos, a trait that is also prevalent among our leaders.
Roots, remembrance, and respects
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - August 19, 2023 - 12:00am
I am writing this piece from a beach house in Silago, Southern Leyte.
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