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Thank you for your generosity and for More Together

Thank you for accepting our invitation to dinner last Saturday evening to consider how you might help our beloved Ateneo de Davao University!   Accepting this invitation, you already helped contribute significantly to its A-1 Scholarship Fund for gifted students. It … Continue reading

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Welcome to President Halimah Yacob of Singapore

In the name of the Ateneo de Davao University Community and particularly of its Al Qalam Institute on Muslim Identities and Dialogue in Southeast Asia, it is my pleasure to welcome Your Excellency Madam Halimah Yacob, President of Singapore, to … Continue reading

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Jesus Almost Murdered for Presenting his Mission

[Homily. Chapel of the Assumption. Based on Lk. 4:16-3O] In today’s Gospel, Jesus enters a synagogue in his own home town and announces his mission.  For stating it clearly – and clarifying its implications – he is almost murdered. “When the … Continue reading

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Rejoice and be glad

[Homily at the wake of Gina Lopez, August 23, 2019. Based on Matthew 5:1-11] I consider it one of the privileges of my life to have conferred the honorary doctorate of the Ateneo de Naga University on the environmentalist, Gina … Continue reading

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Mary Assumed into Heaven, our Future, our Companion

We come to the Cathedral of the Archdiocese of Davao in celebration of the Fiesta of Our Lady of the Assumption.  The Patroness of the Ateneo de Davao University is Our Lady of the Assumption.  Our fiesta honors her.  The … Continue reading

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Come Holy Spirit…

[Mass of the Holy Spirit, ADDU, SY 2019-20, Martin Hall, June 25, 2019] We begin this academic year with fresh insight into our University Vision. We know we are a university.  And as a university, we are dedicated to instruction, formation, research, and service … Continue reading

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Context of Higher Education in Mindanao:  Peace and Justice

[Presentation to the UNITED BOARD for CHRISTIAN HIGHER EDUCATION IN ASIA, ADDU Calungsod-San Vitores Center,  JUNE 10, 2019] The topic that was suggested for me was: the “Context of Higher Education in Mindanao:  Peace and Justice”. In the context of … Continue reading

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