Monthly Archives: July 2012

Ignatius of Loyola as Leader

[Homily: ADDU Celebration of St. Ignatius of Loyola, 30 July 2012 We are happy today once again to come together in celebration of a great man of God, St. Ignatius of Loyola, who was many things: a mystic, a spiritual … Continue reading

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ADDU Athletics: Towards Values for Life

[Address: First ADDU School Athletes General Assembly (SAGA). 7.27.12] It is wonderful that we can all gather together like this! Gathered with us this evening are 795 varsity athletes from our grade school, high school and colleges. All the administrators … Continue reading

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EO 79: “No go” means “Maybe.”

It has been said that in a contest between “no go zone” and a well-heeled mining company, it is easier to chase away the “no go zone” than to chase away the mining firm. After all, the mining company does … Continue reading

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The Atenean in Politics, Public Service and Development

[Address: ADMU Ignatiana Festival, July 21 2012] It is not quite clear why I have been chosen to be with you in this segment of your Ignatian Festival entitled, “The Atenean in Politics, Public Service and Development.” I am not … Continue reading

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EO 79 and Social Justice and Mining

[Address: Stakeholders’ Caucus on EO 79 on Mining, Ateneo de Davao University July 18, 2012] No one really talked much about mining when I was going to school. It was one of those activities engaged in by a relatively small … Continue reading

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E.O. 79 on Mining –a Mixed Bag

Tony La Viña of the AdMU School of Government said that the long-awaited, oft postponed E.O. on Mining would be a disappointment for everyone. He was incorrect. The miners are applauding. The E.O. is a mixed bag. It doesn’t please … Continue reading

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