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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.
A good book on Duterte's presidency
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - June 26, 2018 - 12:00am
A month ago I sat in a panel evaluating the thesis of three graduating college students who did a content analysis of a national newspaper's portrayal of President Rodrigo Duterte in its editorials.
Prison system needs reforms
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - June 24, 2018 - 12:00am
Every time that gaffes in law enforcement land in the news, it has almost become cliché to suggest that an investigation must be done for which those responsible should be made accountable.
The beautiful game
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - June 19, 2018 - 12:00am
It’s what makes me sleep early and wake up past midnight, ready to head to the nearest sports lounge-bar to watch live on TV the FIFA World Cup games.
Capitol’s messaging
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - June 16, 2018 - 12:00am
It was in the news several days ago but it still chaffs my sensibilities whenever I think about it. It’s the plan of the Cebu provincial government to hire an advertising firm that will help Capitol promote...
Inspiring stories of cooperatives
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - June 12, 2018 - 12:00am
I was invited to Escalante City in Negros Occidental last weekend by veteran Cebu journalist and "Co-op TV" (CCTN Channel 47) host Malou Guanzon-Apalisok, to speak before an audience of students and members of EPSTEMPCO-Visayas...
MCIA Terminal 2 a win for PPP
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - June 9, 2018 - 12:00am
The new terminal at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport is one landmark structure in Cebu we can take pride in.
Stories we follow
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - June 5, 2018 - 12:00am
It's true, they say, that everyone loves a good story. So many quotes that can be read in the internet extolling the great value of good stories include:
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - May 29, 2018 - 12:00am
The diplomatic fiasco with Kuwait over a month ago and our non-reaction to the Chinese military flexing in the South China Sea have exposed not only the bankruptcy of our foreign policy, but also our constant inability...
Reflection from our Japan trip
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - May 26, 2018 - 12:00am
I just arrived from a vacation in Japan last Thursday, a personal trip I and my wife planned some months ago. We visited Tokyo and Osaka, and from Osaka we took a side trip to Kyoto before going back to Cebu via...
Thoughts on local politics
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - May 19, 2018 - 12:00am
I came across a phrase yesterday that resonated with the direction we should be going after the hotly contested barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections in Cebu City. It was from Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien...
Opposing opinions
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - May 15, 2018 - 12:00am
In my previous piece, I expressed my opinion about the ouster of former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno as a legal defeat but a moral victory on her part.
Moral victory for Sereno
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - May 12, 2018 - 12:00am
The decision was 8-6 in favor of granting the solicitor general's petition for Quo Warranto against ousted Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.
Social advantage is the bigger factor
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - May 4, 2018 - 6:42pm
When the business process outsourcing (BPO) sector grew to become a major contributor to GDP over a decade ago, it was hailed as having the potential to keep bright, young people from leaving the country and offer...
Publicizing thedrug list, what for?
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - May 1, 2018 - 12:00am
On direct orders from President Rodrigo Duterte, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency has released yesterday the list of 207 names of barangay officials allegedly involved in illegal drugs. The list is composed...
Cebu BRT dream
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - April 28, 2018 - 12:00am
In our masteral class on research in digital content design, our group was assigned by renowned Cebu designer Mark Deutsch to come up with a digital content design and marketing peripherals for an envisioned Cebu...
Obstinate ignorance
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - April 21, 2018 - 12:00am
In my column last Tuesday, I suggested that it's time to promote a public discourse on the complexities and dangers that we face in the digital age of information.
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