Monthly Archives: March 2012

Pay the Price

[Homily: Baccalaureate Mass, HS Graduation, 29 March, 2012 based on Gen. 17:3-9 and Jn 8: 51-59] There is a lot of excitement that accompanies graduation day. What to wear? Whom to invite? Where to eat? There is a lot of … Continue reading

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Loyalty to the One True God

[Homily: Grade School Baccalaureate Mass, 3.28.12; cf. Daniel 3:14-20, 91-92, 95] This is a happy day. You may remember, not long ago, you were a very, very young child in the very unfamiliar place called Ateneo de Davao. You were … Continue reading

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Ateneans: for Better of for Worse

[Homily: Baccalaureate Mass: Wis. 2:1a,12-22; Jn 7:1-2,10, 25-30, 23 March 2012] Every Eucharist is an opportunity to give God thanks for his many graces. This afternoon we gather together in profound thanksgiving for special graces. You are graduating from the … Continue reading

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Integrity, Truth and Public Trust

[The CEAP Board of Trustees agreed to support this statement on March 14, 2012.] A day before the resumption of the impeachment trial against Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona, we gather as Filipinos to individually and collectively reflect on … Continue reading

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Happiness in Your Happiness

[Homily: Wedding of Sonny and Jackie Fuentes, Davao, St. Francis of Assisi Church, 10 March 2012] This is a happy day. We have come together in happy anticipation. But our happiness surges witnessing the happiness of our matrimonial couple, Jackie … Continue reading

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Of Imperatives in Gender Sensitivity in Celebration of Women

Address: Multi-Sectoral Forum on Women, 3.9.12 In the name of the Ateneo de Davao University, it is a pleasure for me to welcome you to this Multi-Sectoral Forum on Women. This is in observance of several celebrations that converge at … Continue reading

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Towards Making the ADDU ”Blue Knight” More Gender Sensitive

My high school years were colored by the ADMU song, “Fly High, Blue Eagle, Fly…” But when I went to ADNU, I learned to love the hymn, “From Isarog to Bicol land to lofty Mayon Peak….” It crescendos with the … Continue reading

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In Celebration of New Centers and Institutes at ADDU

In the recent National Congress of the Coordinating Council of Private Education Associations (COCOPEA), one of the things that we learned from CHED Chair Dr. Patricia Licuanan is that the consultation process on the controversial Proposed Outcomes- and Typology-Based Quality … Continue reading

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