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Safe cities
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - October 19, 2019 - 12:00am
If I were to liken Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella’s sacking of the MCWD board of directors to a court pleading, I’d say it’s a “shotgun pleading” – a legal complaint that alleges...
Traffic joker
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - October 15, 2019 - 12:00am
When we were looking for a house to buy in the city a couple of years back, I and my wife found this beautiful place surrounded by greenery and offering fresh air with a good view.
Green buildings
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - October 8, 2019 - 12:00am
Whenever I cross the Mactan Channel back to the main island using the Marcelo Fernan Bridge, I look at the Metro Cebu skyline to view the rapid change in its urban landscape.
Adulting in our country
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - October 5, 2019 - 12:00am
Whether you’re there for business or casual talk, a meetup with batchmates in high school or college often presents a moment when you suddenly feel the burdens of adulthood.
Beware of the “enabler of dreams”
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - October 1, 2019 - 12:00am
Last Wednesday I attended the ACCRALAW Cebu Business Forum at the City Sports Club upon the invitation of my former professor in the USC School of Law and Governance, ACCRALAW senior partner Atty. Jefferson M. ...
Science on hazing
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - September 28, 2019 - 12:00am
Philippine Military Academy Cadet 4th Class Darwin Dormitorio was laid to rest by family and friends on Wednesday, his case adding to a number of fatal incidents arising from the culture of hazing.
Haze and wearing masks
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - September 24, 2019 - 12:00am
The haze from the forest fires in Indonesia that has blanketed Cebu has persisted for over a week already.
Press Freedom Week and the Fifth Estate
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - September 21, 2019 - 12:00am
Today is the last day of the Cebu Press Freedom Week Celebration – observed yearly by Cebu’s working press to remind the public and the press that the freedom they enjoy comes with it the duty to protect...
The cost of impunity
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - September 14, 2019 - 12:00am
Impunity is usually associated with human rights but it has repercussions beyond the rights of individuals as human beings.
State of impunity
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - September 10, 2019 - 12:00am
The Cebu City police missed the point when its chief told the media that lawyers who experienced “extortion attempts” by an anonymous caller should have gone to the police first before posting the caller’s...
Targets
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - September 3, 2019 - 12:00am
The most serious threat I encountered as a lawyer was eight years ago, just over a year after taking my oath.
Decongesting our courts
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - August 31, 2019 - 12:00am
Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Diosdado M. Peralta was in town last Thursday to deliver a full-day talk about the “Revised Guidelines of Continuous Trial in Criminal Cases” at the Radisson Blu...
Fixing our roads can include street vendors
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - August 27, 2019 - 12:00am
The sidewalk vendors in Colon are back, so it was reported in the papers a few days ago.
Unisex toilet anyone?
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - August 20, 2019 - 12:00am
Will a gender-neutral or unisex public toilet see the light of day soon?
Falling short
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - August 17, 2019 - 12:00am
I have been in Manila last month and this month and now I am ready to say that the traffic situation in Metro Cebu is worse than that of our nation’s capital.
Respect the youth’s autonomy
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - August 13, 2019 - 12:00am
Before he causes further agitation and stirs things more that should be left alone, someone should remind Senator Ronald dela Rosa to seek educational advice before he opens his mouth about “indoctrinating”...
Labella’s commendable move
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - August 10, 2019 - 12:00am
Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella’s move in the ongoing court-ordered demolition of 70 structures in Sitio Avocado, Barangay Lahug, is commendable.
Martial law is not the answer
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - August 3, 2019 - 12:00am
Gi-uran uran, that is how I describe the Duterte administration’s invoking of martial law, whether as a threat or in fact, every time there is a serious peace and order problem in this country.
A toothless Dracula?
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - July 30, 2019 - 12:00am
The words of my human rights law professor several years ago still ring in my ears.
The UN human rights system
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - July 27, 2019 - 12:00am
Many people talk about human rights, but few are familiar with human rights system and mechanisms.
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