Tag Archives: Bangsamoro

Walk Humbly with your God

[Address to the ADDU Faculty General Assembly at the Start of SY 2017-18, Finster Hall, June 5, 2017] It is my privilege to welcome you all – from our GS, JHS, SHS, our tertiary –level undergraduate Schools, our Graduate School … Continue reading

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The BLBAR is Unconstitutional: Pass the BBL

The 1987 Constitution mandates the passage of an organic act for Muslim Mindanao providing it genuine autonomy within 18 months of the first Congress (Sec. 19, Art. X). Now in the 16th Congress, 27 years after the passage of the … Continue reading

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Monsod: Bangsamoro is Social Justice

[I thank Atty. Christian S. Monsod, delegate to the Constitutional Convention which produced our 1987 Philippine Constitution, for giving me permission to reproduce his important address to the Mindanao Forum on Peace in Mindanao sponsored by the Interreligious Council of the Philippines, … Continue reading

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The Christian Filipino Nation and Prejudice

[For Pakighinabi, Manila Times, May 25, 2015] The Philippines has been touted as the only Christian nation in the Asia Pacific region. Within the Philippine Catholic Church, hopes are often reposed that Christianization of the entire region might occur through its missionary … Continue reading

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Boodle to Pass a Good BBL

[For Pakighinbi, Manila Times, May 18, 2015.] Taboan Hall in Davao’s famed Matina Town Square proclaims “artistic freedom” and features the city’s best local bands and cultural groups. Spectators normally enjoy the shows from individual tables filled with kilawin, panga, and … Continue reading

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Staying the Course towards Magis

[Address: 26th ADDU Service Awards, Finster Hall, Mar 14, 2015]   At the end of such a beautiful celebration, capped by the moving sharng of Ms. Ma. Rosario Gaid, it is my privilege in the name of the entire Ateneo de … Continue reading

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Cardinal Quevedo: Grieving, Doing Justice, Working for Peace

[Reprinting Orlando Cardinal Quevedo’s “Letter to All Christians” received on March 9, 2015] Fellow Disciples of Christ: Greetings of peace in the Lord! As a Filipino and Mindanawon, I grieve profoundly for our gallant SAF troops who sacrificed their lives … Continue reading

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