A dog's tale: Heartwarming and tragic
by Ian Manticajon - May 27, 2023 - 12:00am
In 2019, my 14-year-old Dalmatian mix dog, Charcoal, passed away from kidney disease and maybe from just getting old. He had been staying at the vet clinic for a while, until it reached a point where there was nothing...
US visa application in Cebu?
by Ian Manticajon - May 23, 2023 - 12:00am
In my family, it seems I'm the only one who doesn't have a US visa. A few years back, my mother and siblings got theirs.
A new era for athletics  at UP Cebu
by Ian Manticajon - May 20, 2023 - 12:00am
As we emerge from a global pandemic that has spanned three long years, one significant challenge I saw is figuring out how to rekindle our bonds now that we are resuming normal activities again.
Puzzling school calendar ‘debate’ at the PB
by Ian Manticajon - May 16, 2023 - 12:00am
Just over a week ago, the typically monotonous and uneventful sessions of the Cebu Provincial Board were interrupted by a debate.
The imprint of a lawyer in eight passwords – Part 2
by Ian Manticajon - May 13, 2023 - 12:00am
In my column piece last Tuesday, we delved into the first three passwords Associate Justice Alfredo Benjamin S. Caguioa used during the 2022 Bar examinations.
The imprint of a lawyer in eight passwords
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - May 9, 2023 - 12:00am
I was in Manila last May 2 to attend the oath-taking ceremony for new lawyers at the Philippine International Convention Center Plenary Hall, accompanying the wife as she and other successful 2022 Bar examinees officially...
My unwavering support for SIM registration
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - April 29, 2023 - 12:00am
The last time I wrote about the topic on SIM card registration was in September of the previous year, prior to the enactment of Republic Act 11934, or the "Subscriber Identity Module Registration Act" on October...
Reversing calendars over sweltering classrooms
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - April 25, 2023 - 12:00am
I support proposals to reinstate the traditional academic calendar for elementary and high school students, which featured class openings in June and a two-month summer break during April and May.
Stifling development
by Ian Manticajon - April 22, 2023 - 12:00am
This week's Senate inquiry into the killing of Governor Roel Degamo and other violence in Negros Oriental has highlighted the stark political and socio-economic realities faced by many regions in the Philippines....
New lawyers, new code
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - April 18, 2023 - 12:00am
While I typically keep personal matters out of this column, today I'd like to make an exception to celebrate an accomplishment near and dear to me.
Tales from a tree-hugger
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - April 15, 2023 - 12:00am
The term "tree-hugger" is often used to describe an environmental activist, originating from the practice of physically embracing a tree to prevent it from being cut down. I may be liberal on many issues, but I also...
Tapping community solutions for our water woes
by Ian Manticajon - April 11, 2023 - 12:00am
On March 27-28, the Philippine Institute of Chemical Engineers Cebu Chapter, in partnership with the University of San Carlos Water Resources Center, PUM Netherlands, and the Cebu City Septage Management Board, hosted...
Compassionate coexistence: Balancing animal welfare and human rights
by Ian Manticajon - March 28, 2023 - 12:00am
This is not a true story of my own personal knowledge but the following situation has become familiar in this “age of wokeness”.
Writing in the Age of AI
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - March 21, 2023 - 12:00am
In my Writing for Media class this semester, I introduced my students to ChatGPT.
Breaking the cycle
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - March 14, 2023 - 12:00am
The Department of National Defense has ordered the AFP to help the PNP serve warrants on suspects connected to the assassination of Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo, which followed a string of violent attacks...
Constructive dialogue needed to fix transport problems
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - March 7, 2023 - 12:00am
Recently, I had a meeting with a client who had been stuck in Singapore for three years due to the pandemic and was now on a well-deserved vacation in Cebu.
A deadly problem calling for systemic change
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - March 4, 2023 - 12:00am
Over three decades ago, as I approached my high school graduation, my choice of course and university campus for college became a major point of contention with my parents.
CELLA, IBP Cebu chapters elect new officers
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - February 28, 2023 - 12:00am
Congratulations to the new officers of IBP Cebu City Chapter and IBP Cebu Chapter! Congratulations also to the new officers of the Cebu Lady Lawyers Association, Inc.!
Be careful on our roads
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - February 25, 2023 - 12:00am
Recent incidents of vehicular accidents in Cebu resulting in fatalities and injuries serve as a reminder for everyone to be very cautious on the roads these days.
Still the best airport
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - February 18, 2023 - 12:00am
Routes Asia 2023 Awards recently named the Mactan-Cebu International Airport as Asia's Best Airport in Airport and Destination Marketing in the “Under 5 million Passenger Category”.
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