Monthly Archives: February 2012

From the COCOPEA Congress, 2.29.12

The ongoing COCOPEA Congress at UST, organized under the theme, “Reforming Philippine Education: Issues, Challenges and Solutions” had President Noynoy Aquino as its keynote speaker. Addressing the educators in UST’s Quadricentennial Hall, the President opted to discard his prepared speeches, … Continue reading

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Business and Investment Stability While the Filipino is Plundered and Raped?

The President of the Philippines has not yet issued his policy on mining. His administration has not yet disapproved with finality the application of the SMI-Xtrata group to operate their environmentally disastrous open-pit mine in Tampakan, South Cotabato. The Jan. … Continue reading

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We are a group of graduates of the Ateneo de Davao University who – for many years now – have been engaged in social and ecological concerns, with special focus on Mindanao. Owing to our work in various development agencies … Continue reading

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My Cup Overflows

[Address: University Service Awards, 2012] John Paul II, in his encyclical on work, Laborem Excercens, speaks about a “Gospel of Work.” He takes his inspiration from the simple fact that Jesus, the sanctifying Word of the Father, worked as a … Continue reading

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Return to Me!

[Homily: Ash Wednesday, 2012] One of the formulae used in the impositions of ashes on this day is: “Remember man that you are dust and unto dust you shall return.” I am not sure how old this particular formula is. … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday and “Agere Contra”

Today is Ash Wednesday – the start of the Season of Lent. The Ordo defines Lent as “a preparation for the celebration of Easter.” It also says: “Ash Wednesday is a day of penance in the universal church, a day … Continue reading

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Celebration of New PhDs at ADDU

[Closing Message: In Celebration of 13 New PhDs at ADDU] That we have been able to celebrate our thirteen new doctors this afternoon in this elegant manner gives me great pleasure. We are celebrating doctorates in various disciplines: Clinical Psychology, … Continue reading

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