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Those heavy school bags
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - September 18, 2018 - 12:00am
There is a silent scourge we have right now affecting our school children: heavy school bags.
‘What ifs’ of history
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - September 11, 2018 - 12:00am
“Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral” is Jerrold Tarog’s sequel to the 2015 box office hit “Heneral Luna”.
Environmentalism in the scriptures
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - September 4, 2018 - 12:00am
September 1 marked the start of the “Season of Creation” which lasts until October 4 on the Feast of St. Francis.
Scientific solutions
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - September 1, 2018 - 12:00am
In graduate school, our professor from Taiwan, Dr. Chung-Ho Su, would always impress upon us the idea that materially and socially advanced societies attained that stage because of the high value they place in innovation...
Violent drug war designed to fail
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - August 28, 2018 - 12:00am
The Archdiocese of Cebu deserves our thanks for being the latest to speak against the violence that has come to define the government’s war on drugs.
Turning to robotics
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - August 25, 2018 - 12:00am
After last month’s amazing reunion weekend of the Class of 1993 of UP High School Cebu, it was satisfying to see the fruits of our efforts: An initial donation of 80 robotics kits worth P125,000 and P50,000...
Going back to farming
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - August 21, 2018 - 12:00am
One of my favorite songs to sing during karaoke sessions with friends is Elton John’s “Yellow Brick Road” where the chorus goes: “So goodbye yellow brick road, where the dogs of society howl;...
Fighting corruption is a systemic battle
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - August 18, 2018 - 12:00am
President Rodrigo Duterte has expressed frustration over the seeming inability of his two-year old administration to stem corruption in the country. He should not be too hard on himself. People do not expect him...
Bold and brazen
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - August 14, 2018 - 12:00am
What is happening in Cebu right now could be a waterloo for the brazen propaganda that has characterized the administration’s violent campaign against illegal drugs.
Dysfunctional and comical
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - August 11, 2018 - 12:00am
The tug-of-war in the city council has been a political reality in Cebu City for several years already.
“BuyBust” and the drug war
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - August 7, 2018 - 12:00am
If you want to take a peek into the murky underground of this administration’s drug war and are looking for a good Filipino film to watch this week, watch Erik Matti’s “BuyBust” which opened...
Murky fantasy of fighting crime
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - August 4, 2018 - 12:00am
Just as the Cebu public is getting a respite from the irritating partisan rhetoric in issues related to the ABC election in Cebu City, a police officer was shot dead by the driver of a village official last Monday,...
Community against violence
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - July 31, 2018 - 12:00am
The gunmen-for-hire’s violence eventually caught up with them, I heard the radio announcer say with a hint of excitement in his voice.
Reunions and giving back
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - July 28, 2018 - 12:00am
One would think that organizing a high school reunion in the age of social media would be easy, or perhaps hard. In our case, the task was initially daunting until someone from our high school batch came up with...
PRRD, two years after
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - July 24, 2018 - 12:00am
How did the general public regard President Rodrigo Roa Duterte at the start of his presidency?
Cautious optimism about the BOL
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - July 21, 2018 - 12:00am
The “harmonized and consolidated version” of the proposed Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL, formerly known as BBL) was approved by the 28-member congressional bicameral conference committee this week. Both...
Chiong case in social media
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - July 17, 2018 - 12:00am
It is no coincidence that the era of social media has also ushered in a revitalized age of historical revisionism.
Cebu despite its blemishes
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - July 14, 2018 - 12:00am
Metro Cebu has been rocked by a number of killings these past few days. Four killings in one day, all in high-profile context, and people are pondering if the metropolis is still a safe place to live in.
Bus over car
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - July 7, 2018 - 12:00am
The Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project for Cebu City will push through after all.
Remembering Atty. Al Surigao
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - June 30, 2018 - 12:00am
I was only 12 years old when Atty. Alfonso Surigao was murdered on June 24, 1988 by suspected anti-communist vigilantes, and I have no recollection of those times.
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