Tag Archives: Social Justice

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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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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Celebrating God’s Work for Peace: Journeying with the GRP-NDFP in the Continuing Struggle for Peace

[Address to the Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform, Homitory, Davao, Sept. 20, 2016.] Our topic speaks of celebration. In a real sense we come together in celebration. Peace is in the offing. The Duterte administration has not yet reached its 100th-day … 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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Improve Education Agenda, Especially for Higher Education

From the eight-point economic agenda of “the Duterte camp”, “the sixth agenda includes the strengthening of the basic education system, providing scholarships and tertiary education which are relevant to the needs of the private sector employees.” It is good that … Continue reading

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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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Monsod: Bangsamoro is Social Justice

[I thank Atty. Christian S. Monsod, delegate to the Constitutional Convention which produced our 1987 Philippine Constitution, for giving me permission to reproduce his important address to the Mindanao Forum on Peace in Mindanao sponsored by the Interreligious Council of the Philippines, … Continue reading

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Official CEAP Statement: In Your Hands, Peace or Otherwise

10-point Agenda for a Bangsamoro Basic Law The Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) is proposed today not as ordinary legislation. Crafted to do social justice, it emerges from seventeen years of peace negotiations for Muslim Mindanao. It seeks to rectify past … Continue reading

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Transformative Education for Social Justice

[Lecture Celebrating the 125th Birth Anniversary of President Elpidio Quirino, Kalayaan Hall, Malacañang Palace, Sept. 17, 2015] This afternoon I have been asked to share my thoughts with you on transformative education and social justice. I do so with deep … Continue reading

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