Monthly Archives: December 2015

Blessing of ADDU’s New Chapel and Buildings

  [President’s statement in Program for the Blessing of the Ateneo de Davao University’s University Chapel of Our Lady of the Assumption, the Community Center of the First Companions, and the Martin Hall. December 30, 2015, 9:30 am)]   We … Continue reading

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Christmas with Jesus

Isn’t it remarkable how some are actively trying to take the religious celebration of the birth of Jesus out of Christmas? They advocate a “Christmas” reduced to “season’s greetings,” “gift giving,” “merry making,” family gatherings and the joy of children … Continue reading

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The Dawn from On High

[Homily. Concluding Simbanggabi Mass, ADDU Matina, 12.24.15, 5:30 am.] It is the last day of Advent. And the last day of our Simbanggabi. All of God’s blessings on you who have stayed the course, who have gotten up early during … Continue reading

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For God, Nothing is Impossible

[Homily. Fourth Sunday of Advent. Simbanggabi. Dec. 20, 1915)   We are celebrating the fourth Sunday in Advent. Our Christmas stress has heightened. The Christmas shopping is still not done. Those gifts for the kids have yet to be purchased; … Continue reading

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Awaiting God-with-us

[Homily: Ateneo de Davao University Pre-Christmas Advent Mass, Martinez Hall, Dec.18, 2015]   We come together today in celebration, even though we know there are concerns in our lives which argue against celebration: the horrible war in Syria and Iraq, … Continue reading

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Seriously, More Fun in the Philippines

[Homily, Simbanggabi, Martin Hall, ADDU, Dec. 16, 2015]   “It’s more fun in the Philippines!” the saying goes. And when you think of serious countries like Japan, and disciplined countries like Singapore, and powerful countries like China, you’d possibly be … Continue reading

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Towards a COCOPEA Roadmap for Philippine Higher Education

[The following are proposed talking points towards a Roadmap for Philippine Higher Education. They have been occasioned by the “COCOPEA Roadmap for Tertiary Education 2015-2020” submitted by Dr. Don Brodeth to the Board of the COCOPEA on November 25, 2015.] … Continue reading

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