Tag Archives: Justice

Seriously, More Fun in the Philippines

[Homily, Simbanggabi, Martin Hall, ADDU, Dec. 16, 2015]   “It’s more fun in the Philippines!” the saying goes. And when you think of serious countries like Japan, and disciplined countries like Singapore, and powerful countries like China, you’d possibly be … 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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Walk in Silence for Peace

Interfaith Walk for Peace. Rizal Park, Davao, 4 Feb 2014. Fr. Joel Tabora, S.J. I would like to thank all of you who have walked with us this afternoon for peace. We are away from Mamasapano. But I believe this … Continue reading

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The Widow, the Children of Mamasapano, and the Bangsamoro

As I prayed over the Gospel of Jesus calming the storm today (Mk 4:35-41), two images from yesterday’s events stood out in my reflections: the image of the widow, Erica Pabalinos, representing the widows present of all the fallen, controlling … 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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The Challenge of the “Mindanao Conversations” for ADDU

The report I delivered last Jan. 3 to the Superiors and Directors of Work of the Jesuits in the Philippines on the “Mindanao Conversation” of Dec 26-28 was well received.  Fr. Provincial Tony Moreno repeatedly expressed his gratitude to the … Continue reading

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Death in the Image of Jesus

[Homily: Second Anniversary of the Death of Fr. Pops Tentorio, PIME] Fr. Joel Tabora, S.J. “Unless the grain of wheat fall into the earth and die, it remains just a grain of wheat. But if it dies, it produces much … Continue reading

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From Pork Barrel to Military Barrel

With the recent announcement by SMI/Xstrata that they were drastically decreasing their current investments in the area, one would have thought that mining related violence would decrease in the area. The opposite is happening. The latest victim: a key leader … Continue reading

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On the Imperatives of Social Justice in Law and Mining

[23rd National Convention of the Association of Law Students of the Philippines, 4/25/12] We am truly honored that your organization, composed of representatives of law-student governments from all over the country have selected Ateneo de Davao University as the venue … Continue reading

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Lawyers of Wisdom

[Testimonial Dinner for 41 New ADDU Lawyers, 4.16.12] For my first time as President of the ADDU, it is a pleasure for me to stand here this evening to congratulate the new ADDU bar passers. I understand: of 54 who … Continue reading

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