Category Archives: Address

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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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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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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2021: Continued Mission in Truth, Ignatian Spirituality, and Christianity in Dialogue

At the beginning of 2021, let me welcome you back to a continuation of our SY 2020-21 at Ateneo de Davao University in our Basic Education Grade School, Junior High School, and Senior High School, and in our Higher Education … Continue reading

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Promoting Quality in a Time of Disruption

[Address:  PAASCU General Assembly, Nov. 27, 2020.] The Corona Virus Disease of 2019 (COVID 19) hit us around March.  It was an invisible invader, but breathtakingly contagious.  And lethal. The World Health Organization reports that since its emergence in Wuhan, … Continue reading

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On Pope Francis’ Fratelli Tutti: On Fraternity and Social Friendship

[An Attempt to Understand Key Concepts of Pope Francis’ Latest Encyclical in their Relevance for Establishing Harmony and Peace in Mindanao and in the World.] To the Co-Convenors of the Bishops’-Ulama Conference, Most Rev. Fernando Capalla, DD, Most Rev. Hilario … Continue reading

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Address to the CFU on the occasion of the Induction of New Officers

[CFU Office, Community Center of the First Companions, 10 August 2020, 3:30 pm.] It is a real pleasure for me to be with you this afternoon. And I thank President Judith Dalagan for the kind invitation. Since this pandemic started … Continue reading

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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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