‘Dynamic ownership’ and the moral and legal controversy over Boljoon's heritage panels
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - February 24, 2024 - 12:00am
The fate of the four Boljoon church pulpit panels, now in the possession of the National Museum of the Philippines, can be considered by heritage experts as a 'historical injustice that has not been undone.'
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,...
Cha-cha’s perilous steps
by Atty Josephus B Jimenez - February 17, 2024 - 12:00am
A new coalition, the Koalisyon Laban sa Cha-Cha, has been formed to oppose proposals to amend the 1987 Constitution
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.’
Catching up on the Starbucks controversy
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - January 30, 2024 - 12:00am
Although the controversy involving a branch of the giant coffee chain Starbucks has largely concluded, I wish to share my insights on the issue of senior citizen and PWD discounts that have embroiled the compan...
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.
The PCSO photo edit: On AI, trust, and media literacy
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - January 20, 2024 - 12:00am
The controversy surrounding a Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office photo, which was edited to conceal the identity of a lotto winner receiving a check from an agency official, underscores our vulnerability to disinformation...
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.
Heatwaves and hope
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - November 21, 2023 - 12:00am
On November 10, 2023, BusinessWorld and The FREEMAN jointly hosted the “Blueprint for Philippine Smart Cities" business forum at the Belmont Hotel Mactan.
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”.
Politics and controversy in the MCWD
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - November 14, 2023 - 12:00am
The controversy in the Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) reminds me of the time back when I was still teaching full-time at the university.
‘Rich’ province, where’s the expressway?
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - November 4, 2023 - 12:00am
Just like most people during this long holiday, my wife and I travelled to my hometown in the province to observe All Saints' Day and pay our respects to our dearly departed loved ones.
Cebu City's ‘libud-suroy’ problem
by Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon - October 31, 2023 - 12:00am
A news item in The FREEMAN last week caught my attention.
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