Tag Archives: ADDU

ADDU’s Exaltation of the Cross

It is the last evening of the week of Christ the King. We planned the heavy wooden crucifix to be the centerpiece of the new University Chapel dedicated to Our Lady of the Assumption. The renowned Paete craftsman, Paloy Cagayat, … Continue reading

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The Spirit of the Father and of the Son

We are happy this morning to assemble here in the excitement of this new university space. It is space dedicated to sports and athletics, to song and dance, to play and fun. But it is space also designed for large … Continue reading

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ADDU Strategic Planning: a Work in Progress

[Address: ADDU All-Faculty General Assembly, Finster Auditorium, June 1, 2015] As I begin the fifth year of my Presidency at Ateneo de Davao University, it is my pleasure to welcome you to School Year 2015-16. This will be an exciting … Continue reading

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Work for the Common Good in Mindanao

[Address:  Graduation of the Graduate School and Law School, 25 April 2015] During or Baccalaureate Mass we spoke of Jesus’ commitment to the establishment of the Kingdom of God, the Kingdom of his Father. We know, I earnestly hope, that … Continue reading

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The Kingdom of God in Mindanao

[Homily: Baccalaureate Mass, Graduation, ADDU Law School and Graduate School, April 25, 2015] You come to our Baccalaureate Mass this morning, I am certain, with mixed emotions. Perhaps, the first is relief. Finally, the gauntlet has been run. The pressure … Continue reading

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In the Joy of the Children of God

[Homily: Start of ADDU “College Days,” Feb. 16, 2015]  In our Gospel for today, the Pharisees were demanding of Jesus a sign. They were not asking in good faith, that they might be led to the truth, or led to the … Continue reading

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Welcome to Ateneo Grand ADDU Alumni Homecoming, 2014

[Welcome Address to Grand ADDU Alumni Homecoming, 2014, Dec 30., SMX Lanang, Davao]   To Dr. Victor Espino, the Batch 89 Alumni Homecoming Chair, and Alumni/ae: It is my privilege this evening in the name of the entire Ateneo de … Continue reading

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ADDU Leadership and “God’s High Command”

[Homily: College Baccalaureate Mass, March 28, 2014] We come together this evening with a deep, deep sense of gratitude. On the one hand, there is the great joy obvious in the glow of your faces that finally this day of … Continue reading

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Light Breaks Through

[Anticipated Mass at the End of the ADDU UCEAC Festival, 2014] In recalling the mystery of the Transfiguration in our Lenten liturgy this afternoon, we recall how in Jesus Christ, light breaks through darkness, and divinity manifests itself in Jesus’ … Continue reading

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Encouraging ADDU Research in Academic Freedom

[Address:  2nd ADDU Celebrating of Research, Finster Hall, March 7, 2014] It is truly a great joy for me to participate this evening in this university celebration of research.  Once again, I thank Ms. Bing Chan and the rest of … Continue reading

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