Category Archives: Personal Views

The Bypass Passes the Buck to the President

  A bypass is not a knockout.  In the case of a human being, a bypass can save a beating heart. In this case, the human being was Gina Lopez.  The bypass was saving her heart beating for the Philippine … Continue reading

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Hope for Free Higher Education for All in SB 1304

The Senate has approved on second reading Senate Bill 1304, “The Free Higher Education for All Act.” Cf: https://taborasj.wordpress.com/2017/03/09/accelerating-universal-access-to-tertiary-education-s-b-no-1304/ Despite the limelight concerns the Senate has had dealing with the recantation of Mr. Arthur Lascañas, the confirmation or non-confirmation of DENR … Continue reading

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Counterproposal:  Don’t tax quality schools

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez apparently wants the government to tax the income that Catholic schools are generating from tuition and other fees.[1]   In so doing he has asked the BIR to study how the government can collect taxes from schools run … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday and Gina Lopez’ “Secret”

Today is Ash Wednesday.  On this day I would like to share with you a profound experience with Gina Lopez. I consider it one of the privileges of my life to have conferred the honorary doctorate of the Ateneo de … Continue reading

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Happy Valentines’ Day! 

Whether or not you have the appropriate red shirt to wear today or have the money to bring your beloved out on a date, it is good today to celebrate love with the words of St. Paul in his letter … Continue reading

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Choosing between Hell with Duterte and Heaven with the CBCP

  If I must choose between going to hell with President Duterte in pursuit of the war on drugs in the Philippines or going to heaven with Abp. Soc Villegas because neither he nor any of the Catholic Bishops of … Continue reading

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Towards Legislative Initiatives Benefitting PH Higher Education as a Whole

Fr. Joel Tabora, S.J., Chair, COCOPEA, President, CEAP   During last Wednesday’s public hearing of the Senate Committee on Education, Arts and Culture (26 Oct. 2016), one of the important things that its chair, Sen. Bam Aquino, went out of … Continue reading

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