Tag Archives: Duterte

A dangerous doctrine? Revisiting tweets.

[A response to John Nery’s, “‘Are they human?’ is a dangerous doctrine” (PDI, 9.6.16)] I am moved by the pain with which you respond to my series of tweets. I respond with similar pain. Where we once thought that the President, elected … Continue reading

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President Duterte Designates Prof. Jose David Lapuz CHED Chair

  I first saw him on TV during the Duterte Miting de Avance when the Presidential Candidate bowed to him as his former teacher at the Lyceum and attempted to make mano. This morning, at Davao’s Royal Mandaya Hotel, it … Continue reading

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Unity in Social Justice

[Contribution to Pakighinabi, “When Blue Meets Red” on the on the GPH-NDFF Peace Process with Mr. Fidel Agcaoili representing NDFP, Finster Auditorium, June 8, 2015, 1:00 to 5:00 pm.]  As a young Jesuit, I was part of the first quarter … Continue reading

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The President and the King

[Address to the ADDU General Faculty Convocation, Finster Auditorium, June 2, 2016]   We have a new President of the Philippines, our Philippines. His name is Rodrigo Duterte. And he is ours. We have a new Mayor of Davao City, … Continue reading

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Incompatibility with President Duterte?

CHED Chairman Patricia Licuanan has allegedly stated that if the Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte should ever become President of the Philippines, she would resign despite her yet unfinished term of office.   Whether this resolve was because of the President Elect’s … Continue reading

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Duterte Was Wrong To Have Expressed Her Anger Through Punching

I would like to thank all who have participated in the discussion on the unfortunate incident involving Mayor Sara Duterte and Sheriff she punched in anger. In presenting my position on this blog, I made a distinction between anger and … Continue reading

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