How can we become a prophet today?

This is a transcript (Filipino and English) of the video below. Now up on my Youtube channel. Paano ba maging propeta sa panahon ngayon? Para sa mabungang-buhay, tayo na po’t magkape’t pandasal. Bata pa nang tinawag ni Yahweh si Jeremias upang maging propeta sa mga Israelita bago ang pagkawasak ng Jerusalem at pagpapatapon nila saContinue reading “How can we become a prophet today?”

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Do you want to be better steadily?

This is a transcript of the video below, both in Filipino and English (subtitles). This video is published on my Youtube channel. Please subscribe. Gusto mo bang maging magaling na tao? Para sa mabungang-buhay, tayo na po’t magkape’t pandasal. Dahil online na ang lahat, malaki ang hamon ng pagbabago sa ating sarili, sa ating pamumuhayContinue reading “Do you want to be better steadily?”

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How do you find meaning in your life?

This is a transcription of the video below: Paano ba natin mahahanap ang kahulugan sa buhay? Para sa mabungang-buhay, tayo na po’t magkape’t pandasal. Pakiramdam mo ba na nawawalan ka na ng direksiyon sa buhay? O nagkakalat ka na? O hindi ka na masaya sa mga nangyayari sa iyong buhay? Kung gayon, kailangan nating pagmuni-munihanContinue reading “How do you find meaning in your life?”

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How To Teach Your Heart for Authentic Service

This is a transcription of the video below. Head to my Youtube channel! Paano turuan ang puso ng tunay na paglilingkod? Para sa mabungang-buhay, tayo na po’t magkape’t pandasal. Nandito po ako ngayon sa Malita, Davao Occidental kung saan nakatira ang mga Tagakulo, isa sa mga katutubong naninirahan sa Mindanao. Itinayo namin dito ang isangContinue reading “How To Teach Your Heart for Authentic Service”

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How do you live out your lifelong commitments?

This is a transcript of the video below that has English subtitles already. Check it out on my Youtube channel. Paano mo isinasabuhay ang iyong panghabambuhay na pangako? Para sa mabungang-buhay, tayo na po’t magkape’t pandasal. Mula noong May 31, 1991, labing-tatlong taon na ang nakalipas nang nanumpa ako sa Diyos at sa Kapisanan niContinue reading “How do you live out your lifelong commitments?”

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Do You Want to be Enchanting?

This is my take on inspiring leadership. In the advent of a rising number of “influencers,” not all those who have influence are leaders: those that encourage people to take positive action. Leaders should have the ability to speak in front of people but at the same time inspire action because those who listen knowContinue reading “Do You Want to be Enchanting?”

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How To Build Self-Confidence based on Mark 1: 21-28

This is the transcript of my homily on Mark 1: 21-28. Jesus returns from his baptism in the Jorden to Capernaum where he begins his ministry. His strategy is to start preaching where people are– at the synagogue. There he preached with authority and power. Inspired by this, how can we preach as Jesus preached?Continue reading “How To Build Self-Confidence based on Mark 1: 21-28”

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What Really Happened in Nov-Dec 2020 in ADDU

This is a transcript of my closing remarks at the end of the November-December non-academic activities on December 18, 2020. But in this speech is what the title above says: what really happened in the months of November and December 2020 in Ateneo de Davao University’s High Education Unit. As the academics prepared for theContinue reading “What Really Happened in Nov-Dec 2020 in ADDU”

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How to Manage Stress from Online Learning

Note: This is a transcript of the interview on stress management arising from online learning stressors besetting young adults, featuring Lance Carr, a star of Pinoy Big Brother’s Otso, and now taking Mass Communications in Ateneo de Davao University. The video is on my Youtube channel with the same title as above. You can accessContinue reading “How to Manage Stress from Online Learning”

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What Happens When You Live Out The Examen

Note: This is the transcription of the Youtube video with the same title. The link is here. JBOY: If I am going to ask someone to share how the examen has greatly influenced his life and his choice of music, I have no other in mind than him. He’s very popular especially in YouTube singingContinue reading “What Happens When You Live Out The Examen”

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How can plot twists in our lives transform us?

Note: This is a transcript of the Youtube video of the same title. Are you a fan of superheroes? Remember the obvious transformation in their origin stories such as when Spiderman gets bitten by a radioactive spider; or Diana, the warrior princess of the Amazons meets an American pilot, and leaves her home for theContinue reading “How can plot twists in our lives transform us?”

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How to Debrief Students for Online Education

Debriefing after a pandemic is important as students move into another process of adjustment such as distance learning. As the teacher meets his or her class in the first few days, a simple remote psychological first aid (PFA) can be administered– as mandated by the Department of Education. The class can reflect on their immediateContinue reading “How to Debrief Students for Online Education”

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Forming Young Leaders

Note: Transcription of the Youtube video: How can we form young leaders? Introducing the Leadership Development Program of the Senior High School of Ateneo de Davao University. It synthesizes all aspects of formation in just one course. Have you ever been invited by a friend to go on a trip with them? Will you goContinue reading “Forming Young Leaders”

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How to Begin and End an Online Class

I proposed that the two videos be used for every subject in order for the habit of silence and the examen to take root. Repetition is a key learning tool. In the Senior High School of Ateneo de Davao University in the “old normal,” we experienced the benefits of these two habits. The 1-minute ofContinue reading “How to Begin and End an Online Class”

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The False Leader In Our Midst

John 10:11-16 on the memorial of St. Boniface, bishop and martyr. The Gospel today draws the contrast between the good and the bad, the authentic and false shepherd. The shepherd was absolutely responsible for the sheep. If anything happened to a single sheep, the shepherd had to produce some kind of proof that it wasContinue reading “The False Leader In Our Midst”

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