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Fundamental Option: Choose Life

[Homily.  Live-streamed Mass.  March 29, 2022.] When we see the images of Ukraine, I am sure you are as filled with horror as I am.  A sovereign nation attacked by a powerful neighbor.  A peaceful people turned overnight into courageous … Continue reading

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May God Be With Us in ADDU Throughout 2022!

[A New Year’s Message for the Community of the Ateneo de Davao University] The shepherds “found Mary and Joseph and the Infant lying in a manger” (Lk 2:16).  It was the sign through which they knew that the message of … Continue reading

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Embracing Online Education, We Move On

[University Address:  Academic Convocation.  June 30, 2021.] We have another year of online education.  This year as last year, it is not something we asked for.  It is not a mode of educational delivery many of us would prefer.  But … Continue reading

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Barnabas, the Apostle

[Homily.  ADDU Live-streamed Mass.  June 11, 2020] We celebrate today the Memorial of St. Barnabas.  While Barnabas was not among “the Twelve,” the twelve who among the disciples of Jesus formed the inner circle closest to Jesus, he was an … Continue reading

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International Academic Conference on Conflict Sensitive Journalism

[Finster Hall.  10 Feb 2020] In the name of the Ateneo de Davao University and in partnership with the Media Educators of Mindanao, Inc. (MEM) whose President, Ms. Christian Faith Avila, is the Chair of our Mass Communications Department of … Continue reading

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The Dawn from on High

Today we come to the last of our Simbanggabi Masses with thanksgiving and with special joy.  We thank the Lord for the grace of these Simbanggabi Masses.  Every day, God turns the night into day.  You have allowed night turning … Continue reading

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President’s Words:  ADDU Service Awards, December 13, 2019.

As we close this happy celebration I would like once again to congratulate all our awardees for 10, 15, 20, 25 and 35 years of service in the Ateneo.  Especially warm congratulations and well-wishes for our retirees.  I thank you … Continue reading

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Shared Vulnerability, Relief and Responsibility

[Based on the Message of Fr. Joel to the ADDU Community in Assumption Chapel on Nov. 2nd after the Earthquakes of Oct. 29th and 30th] With the earthquakes in the past days, we all shared a common experience of vulnerability.  … Continue reading

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The Rosary as Dialogue between Ourselves and the Father

[Homily:  Feast of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary.  Assumption Chapel. 7 October 2019] October is the month of the Holy Rosary.  And today is the feast of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary.  I am happy that in this … Continue reading

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Transformative Education Program founded on JEEPGY – Justice and Peace, Ecological Integrity, Engaged Citizenship, Poverty Alleviation, Gender Sensitivity and Youth Empowerment

[Contribution to Lab 2 on the Identity of Christian Schools during the World Convention of the International Organization of Catholic Education (OIEC) in Fordham University, New York, June 6, 2017]  It is a privilege for me to stand here before … Continue reading

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