Tag Archives: COVID-19

2021: Continued Mission in Truth, Ignatian Spirituality, and Christianity in Dialogue

At the beginning of 2021, let me welcome you back to a continuation of our SY 2020-21 at Ateneo de Davao University in our Basic Education Grade School, Junior High School, and Senior High School, and in our Higher Education … Continue reading

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Anti-COVID 19 Vaccination: Save [for] yourself, save others

As the newly discovered vaccines make their journey to the Philippines, let us accept that it will take some time before they turn into life-saving vaccinations in our people’s arms. It is good news that steps have been taken for … Continue reading

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Promoting Quality in a Time of Disruption

[Address:  PAASCU General Assembly, Nov. 27, 2020.] The Corona Virus Disease of 2019 (COVID 19) hit us around March.  It was an invisible invader, but breathtakingly contagious.  And lethal. The World Health Organization reports that since its emergence in Wuhan, … Continue reading

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Address to the CFU on the occasion of the Induction of New Officers

[CFU Office, Community Center of the First Companions, 10 August 2020, 3:30 pm.] It is a real pleasure for me to be with you this afternoon. And I thank President Judith Dalagan for the kind invitation. Since this pandemic started … Continue reading

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Into a Future of Promise and Hope

[Online ADDU Faculty General Assembly, July 1, 2020.] Congratulations on your first week of online teaching in all our units! Only three months ago, we made the decision together to shift from face-to-face (f2f) teaching to go online.  The decision … Continue reading

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ADDU – A Virtual Community Online with a Special Strength

[Address:  Orientation to AY 2020-21 Online, June 22, 2020] Welcome to the new Academic Year, 2020-21, at Ateneo de Davao University! This orientation will peak in the celebration of the Mass of the Holy Spirit at 11:30, over which I … Continue reading

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A Letter to ADDU Parents in Partnership

From Fr. Joel Tabora, S.J. This year will be remembered as the year the global Coronavirus Pandemic changed our lives.  It will also be remembered as the year Ateneo de Davao University (ADDU) shifted to online education. The Coronavirus To … Continue reading

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Our Mission is from the Resurrected Lord

[Address of Fr. Joel Tabora, SJ to the ADDU Community as Online Education at ADDU Commences. 20 April 2020.] Our mission is from the Resurrected Lord! As COVID 19 evolved into a pandemic affecting every nation on the globe, we … Continue reading

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The Way of the Cross is the Way of the Resurrection

Thank you for joining us throughout this Holy Week for the Way of the Cross in the Time of COVID 19. When we began, we invited you to “walk” the Way of the Cross with Jesus, meaning to walk beside … Continue reading

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The Snake, the Worm, and the Virus

[Homily:  ADDU Live-streamed Mass.  31 March, 2020.] I would like to propose to you three images for your reflection and prayer that come from our readings and our global situation today. The first comes from our first reading from the … Continue reading

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