Category Archives: Personal Views

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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“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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