Category Archives: Address

Context of Higher Education in Mindanao:  Peace and Justice

[Presentation to the UNITED BOARD for CHRISTIAN HIGHER EDUCATION IN ASIA, ADDU Calungsod-San Vitores Center,  JUNE 10, 2019] The topic that was suggested for me was: the “Context of Higher Education in Mindanao:  Peace and Justice”. In the context of … Continue reading

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A Challenge to “One Ateneo, One Plan”

[Address to the ADDU General Faculty Assembly, Martin Hall, June 1, 2019.] Welcome back to our new School Year, 2019-20! The Context Yesterday the earth quaked in preparation for this day!  Today, MyLai Santos reminds us that today is World … Continue reading

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Twelve Thank Yous on the Birthday of CHED Chairman Popoy de Vera

Happy birthday, Chair Popoy! I’m happy to be here to celebrate your birthday! As a voice from the private sector As a voice coming from Mindanao Thank you for inviting me! There is that beautiful poem, “How do I love … Continue reading

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In Preparation for the Holy Month of Ramadan

[Welcome address: Symposium for Muslim Filipinas to Welcome Ramadan,  ADDU Martin Hall, May 2, 2019.] Hon. Dalisay Macadawan, Commissioner, Natioinal Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) Women Sector Alim Mohammad Pasigan, the Grand Mufti  of Davao Mohammed Habeb Al Khulaqi of the Mercy … Continue reading

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Values of a Jesuit School in the Philippines

[Address:  ADDU Graduate and Law School Graduation. 4.27.19] Last Easter Monday, all the Presidents of the Ateneos in the Philippines gathered on the 11th floor of our Community.  Part of what they talked about was what it is that makes … Continue reading

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Winning the Peace in Mindanao

[Welcome Address:  Winning the Peace, Multistakeholders’ Dialogue on the Philippine Peace Process, Calungsod-San Vitores Hall,  Ateneo de Davao University, 24 April 2019] In the name of the Ateneo de Davao University and of the Initiatives for International Dialogue (IID), it … Continue reading

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Profile of the ADDU Graduate

[Address. ADDU College Graduation, April 6, 2019] In the 70th year of the ADDU, in the Church’s  Year of the Youth, where we celebrate you beloved, gifted and empowered as college graduates of the Ateneo de Davao University, I would … Continue reading

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