Monthly Archives: October 2016

Rights-based and Faith-based Discipline in Higher Education

[Address: National Seminar on Student Discipline Administration in Higher Education sponsored by the Center for Certification and Accreditation of Student Services [CCASSI], Grand Convention Center, Cebu, Oct. 28, 2016.] The topic that was assigned to me was intriguing: “Solving disciplinary … Continue reading

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Towards Legislative Initiatives Benefitting PH Higher Education as a Whole

Fr. Joel Tabora, S.J., Chair, COCOPEA, President, CEAP   During last Wednesday’s public hearing of the Senate Committee on Education, Arts and Culture (26 Oct. 2016), one of the important things that its chair, Sen. Bam Aquino, went out of … Continue reading

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Dialoguing with Sen. Bam Aquino on How to Improve PH Higher Education

In the Senate Hearing of the Committee on Education, Culture and the Arts, the Official Position of the COCOPEA was submitted by Atty. Joseph Estrada on the proposed free tuition in SUCs proposed by Sen. Bam Aquino, Sen. Win Gatchalian, and … Continue reading

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Official COCOPEA Position Paper on Proposed Free Tuition in SUCs (SBN 177)

  COORDINATING COUNCIL OF PRIVATE EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATIONS (COCOPEA),                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Petitioner, IN RE: S.B. No. 177 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR A FULL TUITION FEE SUBSIDY FOR STUDENTS ENROLLED IN STATE UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES (SUCs), AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR, Introduced … Continue reading

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Catholic Education in Tagum and the Common Good

[Address to the Educators of the Diocesan Apostolate on Catholic Education in Tagum (DACET)] When Fr. Tom Avila asked me to give this talk to the Educators of the Diocesan Apostolate on Catholic Education in Tagum (DACET), I readily agreed. … Continue reading

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Imagining the Common Good for Transformative Education

Address to National Convention of the Philippine Sociological Society, ADDU, October 8, 2016[1]. It is a great privilege for me not only to welcome this august gathering of sociologists to Ateneo de Davao University but also to share with you … Continue reading

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Christ the Teacher

[Homily: Culmination, National Teachers’ Month, Oct. 4, 2016]   On this culminating day of National Teachers’ Month, we come together in thanksgiving for our teachers nationwide, the teachers in our personal lives, the teachers in our Catholic schools, and especially … Continue reading

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