Author Archives: Joel Tabora, S.J.

About Joel Tabora, S.J.

Jesuit. Educator

Prayer in Solidarity with the Bangsamoro

Almighty Father, we come before You in this crucial moment of our country’s history. For too long, peace has been elusive in Mindanao.  Christians have fought Muslims; Muslims have fought Christians.  Filipinos have fought Filipinos.  For too long, too many have suffered; too many … Continue reading

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Salaam, I wish you peace!

Salaam!  I wish you peace! You who have struggled and fought for your Islamic faith here in Mindanao Salaam!  I wish you peace! You who have shed your blood in defense of your way of life in Mindanao Salaam!  I … Continue reading

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Towards an “Institutional Agenda for Sustainable Adult Education Programs”

[Address to ADD-ALL – CHED Conference Towards and Institutional Agenda for Sustainable Adult Education Programs, ADDU, 1.9.19] It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Calungsod-San Vitores Center of the Ateneo de Davao.  This is a facility which the … Continue reading

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COCOPEA Proposal Towards the Revision of CMO 46 s. 2012

Talking Points Towards a Revision of Policy-Standard to Enhance Quality Assurance (QA) in the Philippine Higher Education through an Outcomes-Based[1] and Typology-Based[2] QA (CMO 46 s. 2012). Fr. Joel Tabora, SJ, Dr. Gina Montalan, Atty. Faye Risonar-Bello. Version Jan. 6, … Continue reading

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O Holy Night…

[Homily:  Christmas Midnight Mass, 2018.  ADDU Assumption Chapel.  2018] “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God…” (Jn 1:1) “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.  The earth … Continue reading

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Between German Solemnity and Filipino Vivacity, Pasko Na!

[Homily:  Simbanggabi.  ADDU Martinez Hall, Matina.  Dec. 24, 2018, 5:30 am.] Today is Christmas Eve.  Let me tell you a story of an experience I had of Christmas Eve in Bavaria, Germany, long, long ago. I had been sent for … Continue reading

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The Ineffable Word

[Homily, December 20, Fifth Day of Simbanggabi. Assumption Chapel] On this fourth day of our Simbanggabi, our shared prayer at the beginning of the Mass is particularly beautiful. We pray for humility. We pray to be faithful to God’s will. … Continue reading

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