Tag Archives: Faith

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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Josefino, Bayani at Banal: Liwanag at Anino sa Buhay ng Josefino

[Points for Prayer and Meditation at the 85th Homecoming of San Jose Seminary, Nov 20, 2014] I am truly happy to be here in the chapel of San Jose Seminary again! It has been such a long time! When I … Continue reading

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Historical Moment in Mindanao: Bangsamoro

[“Eight minute” Contribution to Education Segment of Peace Conference of Cotabato: “Peace Means Living Together”, Notre Dame University, June 6-7, 2014] We are at a historical moment in the history of Mindanao – as the Filipino nation shall deliberate on … Continue reading

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Of Faith, Healing and Leadership

[Graduation Address: Davao Medical School Foundation, 22 April 2014, on invitation of DMSF Chair Jore Lacuesta and President Jonathan Alegre] I will not pretend that I have any medical expertise. I don’t. You do. The celebration of your graduation from the … Continue reading

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What is Faith?

[Contribution to Esquire Philippines’ “Notes and Essays” on invitation of Sarge Lacuesta] What is faith?  Life’s not possible without faith.  If you fly Philippine Airlines, you have to have faith.  If you fly Cebu Pacific, well, you have to have … Continue reading

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In Keeping the Faith, Peace!

My intention is merely to unpack some of the rich content in today’s reading from the Gospel of St. John (14:23-29). I will focus on four points. First, the declaration of Jesus: “Those who love me will keep my Word, … Continue reading

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Stronger than Cynicism

[Homily: Simbanggabi, 12.23.12] It has really been a pleasure for me to be part of this community celebration of Simbang Gabi. There is no law which says we have to have Simbanggabi Masses. We are not a parish; we are … Continue reading

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