Category Archives: Address

Bergoglio Awards for Service to the Community

Even as Pope Francis has just marked the fourth anniversary of his Pontificate this month, we can only marvel at the way the Holy Spirit has transformed the Church under his watch.  It is the same Church as it was … Continue reading

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CEAP and Senior High School

[Welcome Address:  CEAP National Basic Education Summit, San Jose Recolletos University, Cebu, 17 Feb. 2017] After the beautiful liturgy presided over by Msgr. Ely Fuentes and the warm welcome accorded us by our gracious host, Fr. Christopher Maspara, of the … Continue reading

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The Catholic School in the Year of the Parish

[Address: CEAP Superintendents Commission Annual Assembly, Feb 7, 2017, Punta Villa Resort, Arevalo, Iloilo.] I would like to thank Msgr. Mike Veneracion for giving me the opportunity to share my reflections during your Mid-Year General Assembly with its theme, “Catholic … Continue reading

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Creative Disruption in Philippine Higher Education

  [Address to the Educational Forum of the Philippine Association of Schools Colleges and Universities on “K-12 and Creative Disruption”, Club Filipino, 19 January 2017.] “Quality, accessible, and liberating basic education for all” as promised by DepEd under the leadership … Continue reading

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Leveling the Playing Field Through Governance of the Educational System:  “Reasonable Regulations” vs. Academic Freedom

I will be brief.  We are invited in this segment of our conversations to reflect on how we are being “governed” as we operate to contribute to the excellent output of a Philippine Educational System. Within the current legal framework … Continue reading

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Welcome to the COCOPEA-PASUC Conversations in Davao

Fr. Joel Tabora, S.J., Chair, COCOPEA First, in the name of the Ateneo de Davao University, but more so in the name of the Coordinating Council of Private Educational Associations (COCOPEA), it is my privilege to welcome you to this … Continue reading

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The Changing Educational Landscape: Challenges

  [Address: Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU) General Assembly 2016, Manila, November 10-11, 2016.] The theme of our national convention is “The Changing Educational Landscape: the Reality and the Challenges.” The changing landscape is affecting all … Continue reading

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