Author Archives: Joel Tabora, S.J.

About Joel Tabora, S.J.

Jesuit. Educator

Control Space for Internet Democracy – Today!

We agree we need more Internet connectivity and speed.[1] The DICT’s National Broadband Plan intends to improve the fiber optic spine of the country to bring us more connectivity and speed – next year.  1B of an estimated 10B project … Continue reading

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Urgent Need to Increase Internet Connectivity and Speed

At the beginning of the quarantines, Mayor Sara Duterte mandated all schools in Davao to go online.  ADDU complied, and has meanwhile declared that online education is not only a stopgap measure for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic, but … Continue reading

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Five Jesuits Missioned to Europe

[Homily. ADDU Live-streamed Mass. Gospel: Mt. 9:1-8.  July 2, 2020 on the Feast of Saints Bernardine Realino, John Francis Regis,  Francis Jerome, S.J., and Blesseds Julian Maunoir and Anthony Baldinucci, all of the Society of Jesus.] In our Jesuit university, … Continue reading

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Into a Future of Promise and Hope

[Online ADDU Faculty General Assembly, July 1, 2020.] Congratulations on your first week of online teaching in all our units! Only three months ago, we made the decision together to shift from face-to-face (f2f) teaching to go online.  The decision … Continue reading

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ADDU – A Virtual Community Online with a Special Strength

[Address:  Orientation to AY 2020-21 Online, June 22, 2020] Welcome to the new Academic Year, 2020-21, at Ateneo de Davao University! This orientation will peak in the celebration of the Mass of the Holy Spirit at 11:30, over which I … Continue reading

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On the Gift of the Holy Spirit and his Seven Gifts – Referencing Ignatian Spirituality

 [Mass of the Holy Spirit. ADDU Live-streamed Mass, June 22, 2021.]  The Gift of the Spirit of God This academic year 2020-21 actually began with the celebration of Pentecost, the celebration of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Pentecost was … Continue reading

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Final Vows:  Ongoing Availability to the Lord

[Homily:  Final Vows of Fr. Antonio Basilio, S.J., Assumption Chapel, Feast of the Sacred Heart, June 16, 2020.  Gospel:  John 21:1-13] Tony, the words today from Deuteronomy can apply to you: “The Lord set his heart on you and chose … Continue reading

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Barnabas, the Apostle

[Homily.  ADDU Live-streamed Mass.  June 11, 2020] We celebrate today the Memorial of St. Barnabas.  While Barnabas was not among “the Twelve,” the twelve who among the disciples of Jesus formed the inner circle closest to Jesus, he was an … Continue reading

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Holy Spirit: Working from Home with the Father and the Son Within

[Feast of Pentecost.  ADDU Live-streamed Mass, May 31, 2020]  Today’s solemnity recalls the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the apostles.  It is described graphically in our First Reading from the Acts of the Apostles.  “They were all in one … Continue reading

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A Letter to ADDU Parents in Partnership

From Fr. Joel Tabora, S.J. This year will be remembered as the year the global Coronavirus Pandemic changed our lives.  It will also be remembered as the year Ateneo de Davao University (ADDU) shifted to online education. The Coronavirus To … Continue reading

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