Category Archives: Appeal

Shared Vulnerability, Relief and Responsibility

[Based on the Message of Fr. Joel to the ADDU Community in Assumption Chapel on Nov. 2nd after the Earthquakes of Oct. 29th and 30th] With the earthquakes in the past days, we all shared a common experience of vulnerability.  … Continue reading

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The “Document on Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together”

[A Presentation for the Conference, “Walking and Working Together for Healing and Reconciliation” sponsored by ADDU and OPAPP.”  Ateneo de Davao University, Calungsod-San Vitores Center, 14 August, 2019.] Asalaam alaikum!  The Peace of God be upon you all! My task … Continue reading

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What does “Lobby money talks” mean? PRRD must take over DENR

President Duterte has expressed sadness that the CA rejected Gina Lopez as DENR Secrtretary, on the one hand, saying that he liked her passion, but on the other hand, saying in a democracy, “Lobby money talks.”*  While it is true … Continue reading

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40 Years a Priest and Pitching for the Catholic Ministry for Deaf People (CMDP)

Forty years ago today I was ordained Jesuit priest by Terrence Cardinal Cooke in the Chapel of Fordham University, New York.  I said my first Mass with family and friends on the 77 floor of the UN Plaza Hotel in … Continue reading

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Typhoon Pablo: Please help in relief efforts!

Many young people at ADDU have told me that Typhoon Pablo was the first time they’d ever experienced a typhoon. It was Signal 2 in Davao City and Signal 3 in Samal. Bottom line, however, is: most in Davao City … Continue reading

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PAASCU’s Request of CHED to Postpone CMO on OTBQA

[PAASCU’s Request of CHED to Postpone CMO on OTBQA. 30 November 2012] The Honorable Commissioners on Higher Education (CHED): The as-of-yet unnumbered CHED Memorandum Order entitled “Policy Standard to Enhance Quality Assurance (QA) in Philippine Higher Education Through an Outcomes-Based … Continue reading

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