Category Archives: Personal Views

Fr. Joel Tabora’s Reservations on the Reserve Officers Training Corp Bills.

To the Hon. Sen. Sherwin “Win” Gatchalian and the members of the Committee on Basic Education, Culture and the Arts of the Philippine Senate: In a dialogue last July 30, 2019 between the COCOPEA and Sen. Win Gatchalian, he informed … Continue reading

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“Preferring” in Universal Apostolic Preferences

[A contribution to the conversation on the Universal Apostolic Priorities of the Society of Jesus] Recently the Society of Jesus articulated four universal apostolic preferences (UAPs): To show the way to God through the Spiritual Exercises and discernment; To walk … Continue reading

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“Quality” – for Discussion

[A contribution to COCOPEA’S Strategic Planning Exercise, Holiday Inn and Suites, Makati, 29 April 2019)] My apologies for not preparing a PowerPoint.  Recently, Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua decried that Philippine Development is too heavily based on PPPs.  He meant PowerPoint … Continue reading

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Pope’s Visit to UAE Relevant to Peacemakers in Mindanao

As peoples who follow the lunar calendar celebrated the new year yesterday, the Pope ended his historic visit to the United Arab Emirates with a moving Mass that brought together some 130,000 worshippers, the great majority of whom were Filipinos. … Continue reading

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Salaam, I wish you peace!

Salaam!  I wish you peace! You who have struggled and fought for your Islamic faith here in Mindanao Salaam!  I wish you peace! You who have shed your blood in defense of your way of life in Mindanao Salaam!  I … Continue reading

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In Support of a Philippine Space Agency to Reach the Heavens from Philippine Soil

Filipinos use Waze not only to find out how to get to a restaurant, but also how to avoid the traffic snarls which could cause them to miss a romantic date. When they do, they thank God for their smart … Continue reading

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No More Taxes on Private Education, Please

It is not a good idea to burden private education with more with new taxes. If government needs more money for its Build! Build! Build! ambitions, it should not get this from institutions build! build! build!ing the nation’s leadership and … Continue reading

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