Monthly Archives: September 2019

Whoever Receives This Child…

[Homily:  Assumption Chapel, 30 Sept. 2019] Our Gospel for today brings us to a scene where the disciples of Jesus were quarreling over who was the greatest.  Among the disciples were fishermen and tax collectors:  they were small people or … Continue reading

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Ending My Term as CEAP President, Thank You!

[CEAP National Convention. 27 Sept. 2019.] I stand here before you to thank God and yourselves for the privilege in the last three years of having served you as your President.  This distinction follows many years of service on the … Continue reading

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Teachers’ Salary Standardization in Private Education Act of 2019

[Proposed during the National Convention of the CEAP in Iloilo, Sept. 26, 2019] [Click here for the PDF version of the draft bill]   DRAFT ———————————————————————————————————— AN ACT ESTABLISHING A FUND FOR THE STANDARDIZATION OF SALARIES OF PRIVATE SCHOOL TEACHERS … Continue reading

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Message to the CEAP 2019 General Membership Meeting

[CEAP National Convention 2019, Iloilo City] I. We come joyfully to this CEAP National Convention in Iloilo. Its theme in the Year of the Youth: “Yes, YOUth can!”  It is a message addressed primarily to the young people of our … Continue reading

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56th Annual Convention of the Psychological Association of the Philippines, Inc. – Welcome Address

Dr. Ron Resurrection, the President of the PAP, with it its officers and members of the Board; Dr. Mar Eric Reyes, the PAP Convention Chair, and Dr. Nelly Limbadan, the PAP Co-Convention Chair, the expert speakers, and the two thousand … Continue reading

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Welcome Remarks: 2nd Conversations on Mindanao Histories and Culture

With the Al Qalam Institute on Muslim Identities and Dialogue in SE Asia and the Forum Ziviler Friedensdient (of Civil Service for Peace – ZFD), it is my privilege as President of the Ateneo de Davao University to welcome you … Continue reading

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Lord, I am not worthy…

[Homily.  Luke 7:1-10. Assumption Chapel.  Sept 16, 2019.] Yesterday we heard the beautiful parable of the prodigal son.  He squandered his birthright and his father’s wealth, but in a moment of insight, remorse, and deep humility, he decides to return … Continue reading

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