Category Archives: Address

A Challenge to Greater Intellectual Engagement for Mission

[Address: ADDU Faculty General Assembly, Martin Hall, June 5, 2018] At the beginning of this academic year, I hope you feel the same joy as I do when we come together from the diversity of our different units in the … Continue reading

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Much Given, Much Required

[Address. ADDU Graduation of the College of Law and the Graduate School. 28 April 2018.] For this year at Ateneo de Davao, this has been my fifth graduation. In the past, I only had four. But this year, the SHS … 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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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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Of Nightmares and Dreams

[Welcome Address: Philippine Political Science Association (PPSA] Annual International Conference on  “Multilevel Governance in the 21st Century”  Waterfront Hotel, Davao City, Apr 5, 2018] With the Center for Politics and International Affairs (CPIA) and the Political Science and International Studies … Continue reading

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Promise and Perils of the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act (RA 10931)

“Complementarity, Academic Freedom, and how to deal with the Promise of RA 10931.”  Conversation with Sen. Ralph Recto.  COCOPEA National Congress, SMX Aura, BGC, 16 March 2018. It is an honor for me to join you, Sen. Ralph Recto, in … Continue reading

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