Author Archives: Joel Tabora, S.J.

About Joel Tabora, S.J.

Jesuit. Educator

Understanding Myanmar Today

[Welcome Address.  Pakighinabi. 27 Feb, 2021] In the Philippines two days ago, the Filipino People commemorated the 35th anniversary of its People Power Revolution through which the Conjugal Dictatorship of Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos was overcome and democracy in the … Continue reading

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On EDSA @ 35: From the Eyes of Mindanao

[Welcome Remarks. Webinar.  25 February 2021] Half of my life ago, I was priest-in-charge of the Sambayanang Kristyano ng Kristong Hari.  That was the huge urban poor community of Commonwealth, QC, adjacent to the Batasan Pambansa that was fighting to … Continue reading

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Epistemically Reconstituted Decolonial Theology

[Message: Abdon Josol Lecture Series, SATMI-ADDU, 23 Feb 2021] It is my privilege to welcome you to the now traditional Abdon Josol Lecture Series of the Saint Alfonsus Theological and Mission Institute (SATMI) in partnership with the Ateneo de Davao … Continue reading

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Pope Francis and Jesuit Mission

[Homily. ADDU Jesuit Community.  22 Feb. 21] Today is the feast of the Chair of St. Peter.  The University celebrated the Festival of Excellence.   They wished to reflect on the challenge to excellence, and how, as facing the challenges of … Continue reading

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Excellence. Leadership. Service

[Homily. Live-streamed Mass.   22.2.21] Today is the feast of the Chair of St. Peter.  But here at the ADDU we celebrate the Festival of Excellence.   On this occasion, we are invited to reflect on the challenge to excellence, and how, … Continue reading

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Xinnian Kuaile! Happy Lunar New Year!

[Address. Online Celebration of the Chinese New Year. February 11, 2021] The Honorable Li LinConsul General of the People’s Republic of China Professor Yang WeiPresidentChinese International Education Foundation Professor Ma JianfeiDirector GeneralCenter for Language Education Foundation Professor Wu JianpingPresidentHuaqiao University … Continue reading

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God’s Love Yesterday, Today, Now and Forever

[Homily.  Live-Streamed Mass, First Friday, Feb. 5, 2021. Based on the Letter to the Hebrews.] Once again, on this First Friday, we come together to renew ourselves in our devotion to the Sacred Heart.  This may really mean, we come … Continue reading

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Quiet! Be still! I am the Lord!

[Homily.  Live-Streamed Mass.  30 Jan 2021] Our Gospel today from the fourth chapter of St. Mark begins on the western coast of the Sea of Galilee, possibly near Tiberias, where the sea is widest.  So many people have come to … Continue reading

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Towards Leadership Through Ignacianidad

[Address. Ignacianidad 20/21 – Ateneo Leaders Summit] From the Ateneo de Davao it is my privilege to greet the organizers and participants of this year’s summit of Ateneo leaders,  Ignacianidad,  with its theme, “New Approaches to a Better, Different, Human … Continue reading

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Academic Freedom in the Philippines. Notes.

Academic freedom for higher education institutions is provided by the 1987 Constitution of the Philippines:  “Academic freedom shall be enjoyed in all institutions of higher learning” (Art. XIV. Sec. 5.2). The provision is self-executory.  It does not require an enabling … Continue reading

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