Category Archives: Address

Peace is in Our Hands.  Peace is in God’s Hands.

[Mindanao Week of Peace:  November 24-30, 2022.Keynote Address.  Calungsod-San Vitores Hall, ADDU, Nov 24, 2022.] We are happy again this year to come together in celebration of the Mindanao Week of Peace (MWP).  Our Mindanao has had a long history … Continue reading

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From Shadows to Light

[Message:  Gawad Parangal 2022: A Celebration of Academic ExcellenceBapa Benny Tudtud Auditorium, 14 October 2022] “Academe” comes from the Latin word, acadēmīa, which in turn comes from the ancient Greek Ἀκαδημίαwhich was a grove of trees outside of Athens where Plato … Continue reading

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Human Fraternity as the Condition and Outcome of Peace

[Closing Message to the 1st National Summit on Peace Education. Apo View Hotel, Davao.  Sept. 27, 2022.] Listen to JET’s Stream on Spotify.https://bit.ly/SpotifyJETsStreamEp3 In February of 2019 – just a little over two and a half years ago – two great … Continue reading

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Catholic Higher Education in the Philippines: A Commitment to Quality Education in the Spirit

[ADDU University Lecture, July 29, 2022.] Our University Celebration of St. Ignatius of Loyola today is occasion for reflection on Catholic Education in the Philippines and how it is a commitment to quality education in the Holy Spirit. Catholic education … Continue reading

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Under the Cross of Christ the King

Address.  ADDU General Faculty Convocation.  July 4, 2022. Last June 28, the year of celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Ateneo de Davao founded in 1948 commenced.  The Diamond Jubilee began fittingly with the blessing of the Senior High … Continue reading

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Strong in Faith, in Hope, Discerning and Wise

[College Graduation Address.  23 April 2022] It has been my privilege today to officially confer on you your degrees for the courses you have completed.  You have worked hard for them.  Rejoice in them.  Bear them both with pride and … Continue reading

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A Stellar Online Batch

[Address.  SHS Graduation.  22 April 2022.] It is a privilege for me to finally be able to address you, if not face to face, online.  When you enrolled for the ADDU Senior High School (SHS) two years ago, the pandemic … Continue reading

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In a VUCA World, “Take Courage, Do Not Be Afraid!”

To Our Students, Prospective Students, and Our Parents: Before the COVID 19 pandemic, there were other pandemics.  When the COVID 19 pandemic finally ends, there will still be pandemics.  It is certain: more pandemics will come.  Uncertain is only how … Continue reading

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On Church Involvement in the 2022 Elections: Fraternity, Social Friendship, and Politics

[DADITAMA Recollection for Davao Clergy and Diocesan Pastoral Workers. March 9, 2022:  8:30 – 10:30 a.m.] For some, elections are a time to race for power.  It is an investment of personal energy and assembled wealth to gain enough power to … Continue reading

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We serve the Kingdom of God!

[Address to the Oathtaking Ceremony and Awarding of Certificates of Election of the Samahan Central Board | February 24, 2022] To Ms. Daisa Salinas, the chairperson of your Commission on Elections, my sincere gratitude for the kind invitation to address … Continue reading

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