Category Archives: Personal Views

Anti-COVID 19 Vaccination: Save [for] yourself, save others

As the newly discovered vaccines make their journey to the Philippines, let us accept that it will take some time before they turn into life-saving vaccinations in our people’s arms. It is good news that steps have been taken for … Continue reading

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We Stand United for the Integrity of God’s Creation in Mindanao

Our world with its mountains and valleys, rivers and lakes, dry lands and wetlands, our mountains in South Cotabato, our fertile rice fields in the lowlands, are gifts entrusted to us for the good of all humankind by a loving … Continue reading

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Control Space for Internet Democracy – Today!

We agree we need more Internet connectivity and speed.[1] The DICT’s National Broadband Plan intends to improve the fiber optic spine of the country to bring us more connectivity and speed – next year.  1B of an estimated 10B project … Continue reading

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Urgent Need to Increase Internet Connectivity and Speed

At the beginning of the quarantines, Mayor Sara Duterte mandated all schools in Davao to go online.  ADDU complied, and has meanwhile declared that online education is not only a stopgap measure for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic, but … Continue reading

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Random Tips for ADDU Students as Online Education Begins

Fr. Joel, 22 April 2020 Perish the thought that you can succeed in one hour or less of online study a day! The Internet is a friend for learning.  But you can betray this friend as it can betray you. … Continue reading

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Academic Freedom and Responsibility During a Disruptive COVID 19 National Emergency

Students of top schools in the Philippines have protested online education and have called on CHED to ban this nationwide.[i] During the disruptive COVID 19 national emergency, colleges and universities have no choice but to operate online.  The Department of … Continue reading

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The Dubious Partnership in Basic Education Bill

Fr. Joel Tabora, S.J. People who are in private education should be elated at the proposed – yet unnumbered – bill recently introduced in the House of Representatives by Congresspersons Yedda Marie Romualdez and Ferdinand Martin Romualdez entitled,  An Act … Continue reading

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Supporting the Culture of Quality Assurance Prior to Accreditation and Beyond

[2019 Philippine Education Conference, SMX Convention Center] The Philippine Education Conference for this year “highlights the need for policies and practices that are responsive to the needs of learners [including students] and schools for the development of the education sector.  … Continue reading

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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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