Ian Manticajon
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The BRT debate
by Ian Manticajon - April 20, 2024 - 12:00am
On Wednesday, the Cebu City Council urged the National Economic and Development Authority and the Department of Transportation to temporarily suspend civil works related to the Cebu Bus Rapid Transit project's Packages...
Shift to asynchronous learning: a quick fix
by Ian Manticajon - April 16, 2024 - 12:00am
Shifting to asynchronous learning mode during crises does a disservice to our youth.
Public officials and social media
by Ian Manticajon - April 9, 2024 - 12:00am
The FREEMAN carried a story the other day about a Department of Tourism undersecretary, who is also a lawyer, drawing criticism for her social media post.
Chocolate Hills controversy: The lost culture of stewardship
by Ian Manticajon - March 16, 2024 - 12:00am
In tackling this controversy on the construction and operation of a resort within the Chocolate Hills in Bohol, it’s quite puzzling that the local government in Bohol, particularly the provincial government,...
Opposition to the CBRT: A curious case
by Ian Manticajon - March 9, 2024 - 12:00am
There is something odd about the seemingly coordinated opposition of local politicians against the Cebu Bus Rapid Transit.
Teacher shortages and AI advancements: a paradox
by Ian Manticajon - March 5, 2024 - 12:00am
The news published yesterday by The Philippine STAR states that the United Nations has issued a global alert over a shortage of teachers, especially at the secondary level.
NMP's mandate and the need to redefine museum engagement
by Ian Manticajon - March 2, 2024 - 12:00am
The current controversy surrounding the pulpit panels from the Archdiocesan Shrine of the Patrocinio de Maria Santisima in Boljoon, now in the possession of the National Museum of the Philippinesighlights the NMP’s...
On cultural accountability: The stolen panels of Boljoon
by Ian Manticajon - February 20, 2024 - 12:00am
Rappler, through Cebu-based journalist and tech publisher Max Limpag, first broke the news about the resurfacing at the National Museum of the Philippines (NMP) of the religious panels stolen from the church in Boljoon,...
Catmon fiesta: personal notes and synodal greetings
by Ian Manticajon - February 10, 2024 - 12:00am
Allow me to extend my happy fiesta greetings to my hometown, Catmon, Cebu. Today, February 10, the town celebrates its 189th Annual Fiesta under the theme “Ang sinodohanong Pagpanaw sa atong Simbahan uban sa...
Tackling urban housing insecurity in Cebu
by Ian Manticajon - February 6, 2024 - 12:00am
The headline in yesterday's paper featured news about a directive from Cebu Governor Gwen Garcia to members of homeowner associations occupying lots owned by the Cebu Provincial Government in Cebu City.
‘Snakes and leaders’
by Ian Manticajon - February 3, 2024 - 12:00am
Bear with me for the play on words in the title, obviously a reference to the popular childhood game of 'Snakes and Ladders.’
Weathering the festivities
by Ian Manticajon - January 23, 2024 - 12:00am
There's a reason why large outdoor religious and cultural events in the country are held in January.
2024: A year of reimagining
by Ian Manticajon - January 3, 2024 - 12:00am
Allow me to kick off 2024 with some 'unconventional' thoughts about what lies ahead.
Christmas spirit of discernment and truth-seeking
by Ian Manticajon - December 23, 2023 - 12:00am
First off, I wish to extend a Merry Christmas greeting to our dear readers of The FREEMAN! For today's column, I wish to discuss the Christmas spirit of discernment and truth-seeking, particularly amidst the pervasive...
Fiscal sleepwalking
by Ian Manticajon - December 19, 2023 - 12:00am
The proposed ?100-billion budget of the Cebu City government has been met with heavy criticism.
PISA results and education's crisis of credibility
by Ian Manticajon - December 12, 2023 - 12:00am
A nation’s development starts with its educational system.
A year later post-pandemic, what we've learned and what stays
by Ian Manticajon - December 2, 2023 - 12:00am
he last time I wrote about COVID-19 was exactly a year ago this week. I was then attending a national summit on access to justice organized by the Supreme Court with over 200 delegates.
Not a handful
by Ian Manticajon - November 28, 2023 - 12:00am
I became an activist in college during the early to mid-1990s, a period I consider “unfortunate” for student activism.
Modern jeep, old ways
by Ian Manticajon - November 18, 2023 - 12:00am
One of my pet peeves as a driver these days is the “modern jeep”.
FLAG’s half a century of service for human rights and justice
by Ian Manticajon - October 24, 2023 - 12:00am
Last 21 October marked a significant milestone for the Free Legal Assistance Group (FLAG) as they kicked off their 50th year, leading up to their golden anniversary on October 21, 2024. As a FLAG member since, if...
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