Monthly Archives: September 2012

October: Pray the Rosary!

It’s October, the second of the “-Ber” months, the month of my brother’s birthday, and less than three months to Christmas. It is also the month of the Holy Rosary. Recently, a young friend came up to me to proudly … Continue reading

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Ang Gulo Gulo Natin!

Conrado de Quiros was never known to mince words. He rapped Manny Pangilinan (“Alien,” PDI, 9/26) for the latter’s now-famous outburst, “Ang gulo gulo nyo!” with its accompanying threat to flee the country for the peace, tranquility and good order … Continue reading

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My 65th Birthday Wish

It’s true. September 26th is my birthday. The rumor is it’s my 65th. As much as I would like to deny that, having been born in Manila in 1947, I won’t. I am now not only five years beyond the … Continue reading

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“Jesuit Paper” was a set of SJSA “Talking Points” for Deliberation

MVP has referred to a “Jesuit Paper” on Mining. This was not a paper defining an advocacy position but a set of talking points seeking to bring people to discussion and discernment on the contentious issues of mining. I reproduce … Continue reading

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Pass “K to 12” into law!

The Philippine Daily Inquire carries today a full-page ad published by the Coordinating Council of Private Educational Associations (COCOPEA) appealing to legislators to pass the K-12 legislative reform into law. Understanding that the global situation today already does not just … Continue reading

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Of Psychological Exams and Sour Grapes Supreme

If psychological exams are handled the way they have been handled in the case of our Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno, then it is time to ban them altogether. I believe psychological exams are useful. But in justice to those … Continue reading

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More on CHED’s Outcomes- and Typology-Based Quality Assurance

Comments re: POLICY STANDARD TO ENHANCE QUALITY ASSURANCE (QA) IN PHILIPPINE HIGHER EDUCATIONAL THROUGH AN OUTCOMES-BASED AND TYPOLOGY BASED QA To the Distinguished Members of the Task Force on Quality Assurance of the Commission on Higher Education: Thank you once … Continue reading

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Hearers and Doers of the Word

[Homily: 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, 9/2/12] Our readings for this Eucharist (Deut 4:1-8; Jas. 1:17-27; Mt 7:1-23) are very rich. For this homily, I thought I would focus only on two themes suggested by the letter of St. James: … Continue reading

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This is the Day the Lord Has Made!

[Homily: Wedding: Kaloy Bello and Faye Risonar. 9.1.12] This happy, holy, heavenly day has finally come! Looking at the glow in the face of Kaloy and the twinkle in the eyes of Faye, with certitude we say: this is the … Continue reading

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