Monthly Archives: May 2015

The Christian Filipino Nation and Prejudice

[For Pakighinabi, Manila Times, May 25, 2015] The Philippines has been touted as the only Christian nation in the Asia Pacific region. Within the Philippine Catholic Church, hopes are often reposed that Christianization of the entire region might occur through its missionary … Continue reading

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Contentious Positions and the BBL

As interests in our county are manifold, and often conflicting, looking for the common good is always challenging. The common good demands that one look beyond one’s personal or institutional private good, to seek the good where all can flourish … Continue reading

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Boodle to Pass a Good BBL

[For Pakighinbi, Manila Times, May 18, 2015.] Taboan Hall in Davao’s famed Matina Town Square proclaims “artistic freedom” and features the city’s best local bands and cultural groups. Spectators normally enjoy the shows from individual tables filled with kilawin, panga, and … Continue reading

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Quevedo: A Roadmap to a Just and Lasting Peace 

by Orlando Cardinal Quevedo, OMI   The journey to peace in Southern Philippines has been arduous and tedious, at times hostile and adversarial, replete with stops and punctuated by intermittent warfare and all out war. But at other times, the … Continue reading

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Strength, but not without Shame

[A Reflection on Our Trustworthiness vis-à-vis Muslim Filipinos] In presenting the report of the Peace Council on the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) to both the Congressional Committee on the BBL led by Congressman Rufus Rodriguez and the Senatorial Committee on … Continue reading

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