Category Archives: Personal Views

“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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Taxation for Catholic Schools?

Answers to Questions Raised by Ms. Consuelo Marquez of the Staff of The Varsitarian, the official student publication of the University of Santo Tomas   Why should the government not impose tax in church-run schools amid clamor from the public that … Continue reading

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Dispute Between the Bishop of Bacolod and St. John’s Institute (Huaming) and Its Implications for CEAP and ECCCE

Fr. Joel Tabora, S.J. President, CEAP The yet unresolved public dispute between His Excellency, Most Rev. Patricio Buzon, Bishop of Bacolod, and St. John’s Institute (SJI), also known as Huaming (Lux, Light), necessitates a clarificatory discussion of the juridical personality … Continue reading

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Death in the Air

If the recent news has been giving you a sense of dread, it is because death is in the air. First, in deadly airs of self defense. North Korea has been firing missiles into the air in self-defense – against … Continue reading

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Funding For RA 10931, But the Greater Challenge is Quality

The 85th Anniversary of the Philippine Association of the Colleges and Universities (PACU) gathered together some of the most distinguished educators of the country in the Ballroom of the Conrad Hotel. Celebration was in the air not only because at … Continue reading

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