Monthly Archives: June 2014

Congressional Multi-Stakeholder Consultation on the Bangsamoro

[Welcome and Keynote Address: Public Hearing of the Congressional Committee on Cultural Minorities on the Bangsamoro, ADDU, 26 June 2014] We are at a historical moment in the history of Mindanao – as the Filipino nation shall deliberate on whether … Continue reading

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Truth in God, Nature and Humanity

[Homily: Mass of the Holy Spirit, 2014] We call on the Sprit of God today to bless our academic year at the Ateneo de Davao University. We ask him to bless the commitment of our academic community (our universitas) to truth. … Continue reading

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Towards a “Manila Declaration on Philippine Higher Education.”

In looking at the draft of the Manila Declaration on Philippine Higher Education, I am elated that its drafters exhibit a sensitivity to academic freedom. It is a step away from the prescriptive penchant of those who would like to … Continue reading

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Increase Government Subsidies for Private Schools

Today, the COCOPEA will meet atop the DBP Building in Makati to do some strategic planning. It is long overdue. In the past years, the legislation and implementation of the K-12 reform under the leadership of Bro. Armin Luistro, FSC, … Continue reading

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Historical Moment in Mindanao: Bangsamoro

[“Eight minute” Contribution to Education Segment of Peace Conference of Cotabato: “Peace Means Living Together”, Notre Dame University, June 6-7, 2014] We are at a historical moment in the history of Mindanao – as the Filipino nation shall deliberate on … Continue reading

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Bangsamoro: its Challenge to ADDU

[Address: ADDU General Faculty Convocation, June 2, 2014.]   Welcome to SY 2014-15! Again, it is nice that we can once again bring together all our units into one assembly at the outset of this academic year. Briefly, we would … Continue reading

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