Category Archives: Address

Towards Reconciliation with Nature, Human Society and God

[Keynote Address:  University Awards Convocation, Gymnasium, Ateneo de Naga University, 17 August 2018]   Let me express how happy I am to come home to Ateneo de Naga University.  It is here where after Fr. Raul Bonoan SJ had led … Continue reading

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Towards Improved Quality Assurance of Higher Education in the Philippines 

[Notes:  4th PASUC-COCOPEA Conversations, Hotel Benilde, Manila, July 23, 2018.] “That PASUC and COCOPEA jointly commits itself to the culture of quality assurance guided by the ASEAN Quality Assurance Network and its ASEAN Quality Reference Framework and request the Philippine … Continue reading

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Looking Back in Order to Look Forward

[Opening Remarks: 4th PASUC-COCOPEA Conversations, Hotel Benilde, July 23, 2018] I have been asked to look back in order to look forward. As COCOPEA opposed Free Tuition in Higher Education, we were pleasantly surprised to learn the PASUC also opposed … Continue reading

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From Brokenness to Wholeness to Holiness

[Address to the Davao Association of Catholic Schools/CEAP Region XI] The President of the Davao Association of Catholic Schools, Fr. Tom Avila, the representatives of the DACS Board of Trustees, members of the DACS and of CEAP Region XI: My … Continue reading

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Renewing PAASCU in the Context of Philippine Education Today

[Introductory talk to Strategic Planning, 25-26 June, 2018, Microtel, Libis, QC.] I have been asked to talk about the General Mission of Education, the challenges faced by Philippine Education, and the Role of Accreditation in the tasks of Quality Assurance … Continue reading

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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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