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Reading journals as a hobby
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - May 26, 2020 - 12:00am
At the start of this pandemic, many people I know turned to social media and other infotainment channels to help them cope with the uncertainty and endure the monotony of the lockdown.
Bouncing back
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - May 23, 2020 - 12:00am
To say that life has been pushed on pause since mid-March at the beginning of the pandemic is quite an understatement.
Lessons from El Bimbo
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - May 19, 2020 - 12:00am
Reading Patrick Torres’ commentary about the play “Ang Huling El Bimbo, The Hit Musical” left me stumped – in awe of the realization that this pandemic is now laying bare the deep flaws in...
Why free speech is important
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - May 12, 2020 - 12:00am
Remember, this all started with the suppression of free speech.
Policy insights on lifting the ECQ
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - May 5, 2020 - 12:00am
A university has three core functions in society: instruction, research, and extension. But as classrooms (instruction) remain closed, academics across various disciplines are using their expertise through research...
E-courts rising
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - May 2, 2020 - 12:00am
Congratulations to the soon-to-be-minted lawyers who hurdled the 2019 Bar exams.
Easing toward the new normal
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - April 28, 2020 - 12:00am
The government has announced last week that low-risk areas will soon be placed under a less-stringent general community quarantine.
Thanks to them, we survive
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - April 25, 2020 - 12:00am
It has been over a month already since the day most of us have been ordered to stay at home.
A waste of time
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - April 21, 2020 - 12:00am
How are some of people reacting to the warrantless arrest of Cebu-based entrepreneur and screenwriter Maria Victoria “Bambi” Beltran over the weekend? My social media feed and chat groups have been buzzing...
WHO failed us?
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - April 14, 2020 - 12:00am
It was around this same time last year when I was glued to my chair at the table from morning to afternoon working on the finishing touches of my master’s thesis. It was a good final push before graduation...
Keep cool, ask for help
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - April 7, 2020 - 12:00am
Are you finding yourself feeling irritable or moody lately? Do you easily lose patience with other people for their suggestions or opinions on social media that clash with yours?
Vigilance and obedience can go together
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - April 4, 2020 - 12:00am
The Concerned Artists of the Philippines had come up last week with a Venn diagram outlining the duties of citizens in this time of pandemic.
Pause and plan
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - March 31, 2020 - 12:00am
I still see people acting like we will still be going ahead with stalled plans and back to the life as we knew it prior to this coronavirus pandemic.
Engaging the public
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - March 28, 2020 - 12:00am
How do you enjoin the public to comply with the rules on community quarantine or its enhanced version, but without arousing panic or uncontrollable responses?
New normal
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - March 24, 2020 - 12:00am
The urgent matter at hand is to do mass testing and contact tracing against COVID-19. “Test, test, test,” said World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
LGUs shine
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - March 21, 2020 - 12:00am
The novel coronavirus pandemic has caught us all off-guard. COVID-19 started in Wuhan, China, late in December.
Responding to job losses, economic slowdown
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - March 17, 2020 - 12:00am
Right now we are focused on the public health aspect of the COVID-19 pandemic. With the start of the first working day yesterday under the community quarantine declaration, we are now faced with the economic impact...
Solidarity is our best defense
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - March 14, 2020 - 12:00am
Many parents in Cebu right now are worried about their children going to school in an environment of uncertainty owing to the Red Alert Sublevel 2 declaration on the novel coronavirus. Most of our public school children,...
On the ABS-CBN franchise issue – Part 2
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - March 10, 2020 - 12:00am
In my previous column, I cited the Supreme Court decision which declared that print media and broadcast media cannot be treated in the same league in terms of free speech regulation.
On the ABS-CBN franchise issue
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - March 7, 2020 - 12:00am
I had an interesting talk this week with fellow lawyers on the nature of a broadcast franchise in light of ABS-CBN’s application for the renewal of its congressional franchise.
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