Category Archives: Address

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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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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Random Tips for ADDU Students as Online Education Begins

Fr. Joel, 22 April 2020 Perish the thought that you can succeed in one hour or less of online study a day! The Internet is a friend for learning.  But you can betray this friend as it can betray you. … Continue reading

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Our Mission is from the Resurrected Lord

[Address of Fr. Joel Tabora, SJ to the ADDU Community as Online Education at ADDU Commences. 20 April 2020.] Our mission is from the Resurrected Lord! As COVID 19 evolved into a pandemic affecting every nation on the globe, we … Continue reading

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International Academic Conference on Conflict Sensitive Journalism

[Finster Hall.  10 Feb 2020] In the name of the Ateneo de Davao University and in partnership with the Media Educators of Mindanao, Inc. (MEM) whose President, Ms. Christian Faith Avila, is the Chair of our Mass Communications Department of … Continue reading

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To God’s High Command Your Hearts Bow

[Mass for ADDU Alumni/ae.  Assumption Chapel.  30 December, 2019] There are many reasons for coming together on this day, the 30th of December. The first is Sanjo Dakudao.  Without the usufruct agreement with him that allowed us to build on … Continue reading

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From the Matteo Ricci Program to the ADDU-Confucius Institute

[Address, Inauguration of the ADDU-Confucius Institute, 2nd floor, Finster Hall] The Vice President of Huaqiao University:  Mr. Zeng Lu The Head of the Chinese Language and Culture Education of Huaqiao University, Prof. Hu Pei An Director of Office for the … Continue reading

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President’s Words:  ADDU Service Awards, December 13, 2019.

As we close this happy celebration I would like once again to congratulate all our awardees for 10, 15, 20, 25 and 35 years of service in the Ateneo.  Especially warm congratulations and well-wishes for our retirees.  I thank you … Continue reading

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Supporting the Culture of Quality Assurance Prior to Accreditation and Beyond

[2019 Philippine Education Conference, SMX Convention Center] The Philippine Education Conference for this year “highlights the need for policies and practices that are responsive to the needs of learners [including students] and schools for the development of the education sector.  … Continue reading

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