Author Archives: Joel Tabora, S.J.

About Joel Tabora, S.J.

Jesuit. Educator

Taxation for Catholic Schools?

Answers to Questions Raised by Ms. Consuelo Marquez of the Staff of The Varsitarian, the official student publication of the University of Santo Tomas   Why should the government not impose tax in church-run schools amid clamor from the public that … Continue reading

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Either Walk Away, or Take and Eat!

[Homily: Graduate Baccalaureate Mass. University of the Immaculate Conception. April 21, 2018. Based on John 6:60-69] We come together today in great thanksgiving. You have fought the good fight, you have run the race. You have kept the faith. You … Continue reading

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Alhamdulillah! To God be the Glory!

[Welcome Address, Culmination Night, Madaris Volunteer Program, Finster Hall, ADDU, 16 April 2018] At the end of the third year of the Madaris Volunteer Program (MVP) it is my pleasure in the name of the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines … Continue reading

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Rejoice and Exult! Consider Holiness.

[Address: SHS Graduation, 14 April 2018] Rejoice and exult!  You are now graduates of SHS in the Philippines!  Your graduation today is historic.  In the Philippines, you are part of the first batch of some 1.2 million graduates of SHS … Continue reading

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Jesus Responds to Our Hunger

[SHS Baccalaureate Mass, Martin Hall, 13 April 2018.] Not two weeks ago Christian communities throughout the world lifted the Paschal Candle proclaiming Risen Jesus as the Light and Savior of the world. You graduate today in the glow of that … Continue reading

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You Have Made History

[Baccalaureate Mass, SHS, Assumption College of Davao, April 12, 2018] We are all deeply grateful to God that you are graduating from Senior High School. When it was finally recognized by our education officials that we had to add two … Continue reading

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Fortes in Fide

[Address to the ADDU College Graduates, April 7, 2018.] The developmental goal of the Duterte administration for this country is a worthy one.  It is articulated in Ambisyon Natin 2040.  It is basically a vision of a society where there … Continue reading

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