Author Archives: Joel Tabora, S.J.

About Joel Tabora, S.J.

Jesuit. Educator

In Support of a Philippine Space Agency to Reach the Heavens from Philippine Soil

Filipinos use Waze not only to find out how to get to a restaurant, but also how to avoid the traffic snarls which could cause them to miss a romantic date. When they do, they thank God for their smart … Continue reading

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Ecumenical Prayer for CHED Chairman Dr. Prospero de Vera

[COCOPEA Testimonial Lunch, Manila Polo Club, October 29, 2018] Heavenly Father, we come together today as representatives of our private educational associations to praise and thank you for the appointment of Dr. Prospero de Vera as chair of the Commission … Continue reading

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Jesus, Servant of Humankind, Servant of the Father

[Homily:  Mark 10:35-45] Jesus had twelve apostles.  Two of them in the Gospel account for today, James and John, made a play for special favor with Jesus.  When Jesus would come into his glory, they wanted the honor of sitting … Continue reading

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Albayalde should protect the integrity and academic freedom of our universities

Fr. Joel Tabora, CEAP President As the National Convention of the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP) was in session, PNP Chief Director General Oscar Albayalde attacked 18 public and private Universities alleging that teachers were “instigating” students “to … Continue reading

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Holiness in Brokenness, Commitment and Gratitude

[CEAP President’s Closing Statement:  CEAP National Convention, SMX Center, Pasay, October 5, 2018.] We have come to the end of a journey, yet we know we are still at its beginning.  We came in response to a call to holiness: … Continue reading

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2018 CEAP National Convention Press Statement from Fr. Joel Tabora, S.J. on Educational Issues

Pope Francis has invited the priests, the religious and the laypersons who are involved in our 1497 schools to seek their holiness precisely in the running of our schools.  This involves an ever deeper union of ourselves with Christ the … Continue reading

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The President’s Report and Perspectives from Brokenness to Holiness

[General Membership Meeting.  SMX Convention Center, Pasay.  October 1, 2018] The President’s Report on the many activities of CEAP over the past year are contained in the printed publication, “Annual Report 2018: Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines.”  It mentions … Continue reading

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