Monthly Archives: March 2017

Bergoglio Awards for Service to the Community

Even as Pope Francis has just marked the fourth anniversary of his Pontificate this month, we can only marvel at the way the Holy Spirit has transformed the Church under his watch.  It is the same Church as it was … Continue reading

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God Joins Uwe and Jessa Together in Matrimony

[Homily: Marriage of Uwe and Jessa Panimdim, Old Tagum Cathedral, 11 March 2017]   My dear sisters and brothers in the Lord, but especially Uwe and Jessa: I feel very privileged to have been chosen to deliver this homily on … Continue reading

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The Bypass Passes the Buck to the President

  A bypass is not a knockout.  In the case of a human being, a bypass can save a beating heart. In this case, the human being was Gina Lopez.  The bypass was saving her heart beating for the Philippine … Continue reading

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Hope for Free Higher Education for All in SB 1304

The Senate has approved on second reading Senate Bill 1304, “The Free Higher Education for All Act.” Cf: https://taborasj.wordpress.com/2017/03/09/accelerating-universal-access-to-tertiary-education-s-b-no-1304/ Despite the limelight concerns the Senate has had dealing with the recantation of Mr. Arthur Lascañas, the confirmation or non-confirmation of DENR … Continue reading

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The Free Higher Education for All Act (S.B. No. 1304)

  Page 1 SEVENTEENTH CONGRESS OF THE REPUBLIC             ) OF THE PHILIPPINES                                                             ) First Regular Session                                                               ) Version … Continue reading

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Counterproposal:  Don’t tax quality schools

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez apparently wants the government to tax the income that Catholic schools are generating from tuition and other fees.[1]   In so doing he has asked the BIR to study how the government can collect taxes from schools run … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday and Gina Lopez’ “Secret”

Today is Ash Wednesday.  On this day I would like to share with you a profound experience with Gina Lopez. I consider it one of the privileges of my life to have conferred the honorary doctorate of the Ateneo de … Continue reading

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