Tag Archives: Common Good

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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What does “Lobby money talks” mean? PRRD must take over DENR

President Duterte has expressed sadness that the CA rejected Gina Lopez as DENR Secrtretary, on the one hand, saying that he liked her passion, but on the other hand, saying in a democracy, “Lobby money talks.”*  While it is true … Continue reading

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Law and Graduate Schools Graduation 2017. President’s Address.

As the joy of this celebration comes to an end, allow me just once more to recall to you briefly what your alma mater expects of you as graduates of the ADDU. Whether already in your professional life enhanced by … Continue reading

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Entreating God For Blessings on Your Leadership

Graduation is still tomorrow. Tomorrow, you will be declared graduates of the ADDU’s School of Business and Government.  You will receive your diploma.  With your relatives and friends, you will be very happy. But with all of your requirements completed, … Continue reading

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Choosing between Hell with Duterte and Heaven with the CBCP

  If I must choose between going to hell with President Duterte in pursuit of the war on drugs in the Philippines or going to heaven with Abp. Soc Villegas because neither he nor any of the Catholic Bishops of … Continue reading

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Light that Overcomes Darkness

[Homily: Christmas Midnight Mass, ADDU Assumption Chapel, 2016] The Prayer of this Mass, I believe, expresses our special joy and sentiment at this Christmas Midnight Mass, “Father you make this Holy Night radiant with the splendor of Christ our light. … Continue reading

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Rights-based and Faith-based Discipline in Higher Education

[Address: National Seminar on Student Discipline Administration in Higher Education sponsored by the Center for Certification and Accreditation of Student Services [CCASSI], Grand Convention Center, Cebu, Oct. 28, 2016.] The topic that was assigned to me was intriguing: “Solving disciplinary … Continue reading

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Catholic Education in Tagum and the Common Good

[Address to the Educators of the Diocesan Apostolate on Catholic Education in Tagum (DACET)] When Fr. Tom Avila asked me to give this talk to the Educators of the Diocesan Apostolate on Catholic Education in Tagum (DACET), I readily agreed. … Continue reading

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Imagining the Common Good for Transformative Education

Address to National Convention of the Philippine Sociological Society, ADDU, October 8, 2016[1]. It is a great privilege for me not only to welcome this august gathering of sociologists to Ateneo de Davao University but also to share with you … Continue reading

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Common Goods, the CEAP, the PCSS, and the Common Good

[Address to the Annual CEAP Membership Meeting, Cebu, Waterfront Hotel, Sept. 27, 2016] CEAP Convention Theme: Towards 2021: New Spirit, New Fervor at 75 Remember with Gratitude, Renew with Fervor, Set Forth with Faith     As we move toward … Continue reading

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