Monthly Archives: June 2016

A Roadmap for the Development of Higher Education in the Philippines

[Higher Education Leadership Forum Philippines (Manila, 28-29 June 2016)] I would like to thank the organizers of this forum for inviting me to share my personal reflections on critical issues which affect Higher or Tertiary Education in the Philippines. I … Continue reading

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In Gratitude for Sanjo Dakudao

[Homily at Sunday Mass in Memory of Sanjo Dakudao, Chapel of the Assumption, Ateneo de Davao University, 26 June 2016, 10:00 a.m.]     We come together at this special Sunday Mass in memory of Sanjo Dakudao, who was to … Continue reading

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Embracing Back

[Homily: Final Vows of Fr. Michael Pineda, S.J., ADDU Chapel of the Assumption, June 19, 2016] I feel very privileged to have been invited to deliver this homily. Why? Because in the intimacy of this gathering – Fr. Provincial, the … Continue reading

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Holy Spirit: Life of our Vision and Mission

“When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. And divided tongues of fire … Continue reading

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President Duterte Designates Prof. Jose David Lapuz CHED Chair

  I first saw him on TV during the Duterte Miting de Avance when the Presidential Candidate bowed to him as his former teacher at the Lyceum and attempted to make mano. This morning, at Davao’s Royal Mandaya Hotel, it … Continue reading

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40 Years a Priest and Pitching for the Catholic Ministry for Deaf People (CMDP)

Forty years ago today I was ordained Jesuit priest by Terrence Cardinal Cooke in the Chapel of Fordham University, New York.  I said my first Mass with family and friends on the 77 floor of the UN Plaza Hotel in … Continue reading

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Unity in Social Justice

[Contribution to Pakighinabi, “When Blue Meets Red” on the on the GPH-NDFF Peace Process with Mr. Fidel Agcaoili representing NDFP, Finster Auditorium, June 8, 2015, 1:00 to 5:00 pm.]  As a young Jesuit, I was part of the first quarter … Continue reading

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The President and the King

[Address to the ADDU General Faculty Convocation, Finster Auditorium, June 2, 2016]   We have a new President of the Philippines, our Philippines. His name is Rodrigo Duterte. And he is ours. We have a new Mayor of Davao City, … Continue reading

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