Mysticism and Eco-Spirituality

St Francis of Assisi

Franciscan alternative orthodoxy emphasized mysticism over morality.

Moralism is the task of low-level religion, concerned with creating an ego identity that seemingly places us on moral high ground. But moralism is normally not a primary concern for love, the focus of mature spirituality.

Scripture, Jesus, the mystics, and the saints recognized that the goal of religion is not a perfect moral stance, but union with God.… Continue reading... “Mysticism and Eco-Spirituality”

Closing the Loop between Sanitation, Disaster Resiliency and Food Security for the ‘Base of the Pyramid’

A local foundation based in the boondocks of Mindanao was awarded the 2011 Raanan Weitz International Competition on Integrated Development Projects in Israel.  
Elmer Sayre and his sonJed Christian Sayre of the Water, Agroforestry, Nutrition and Development (WAND) Foundation based in Libertad, Misamis Oriental received the award at the Weitz Center for Development Studies in Rehovot, Israel on December 19.

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Laguindingan Airport Expansion ready for RDC-X Full Council nod

Aboitiz InfraCapital’s Vision for Proposed Laguindingan Airport Check In Area by 2022 (courtesy of AIC)

The proposal to Upgrade, Expand, Operate and Maintain the Laguindingan Airport has been endorsed to the full council of the Regional Development Council of Region X for its endorsement to the National Economic Development Authority Investment Coordinating Council (NEDA-ICC).… Continue reading... “Laguindingan Airport Expansion ready for RDC-X Full Council nod”

Xavier Ateneo DevCom grad vies for Miss Universe Philippines crown

XU DEVCOM GRAD. Carol Joy Veronilla, a Xavier Ateneo graduate, competes for the coveted Miss Universe Philippines title; pictured here during the press conference and public presentation on Tuesday, February 25, in Cagayan de Oro City. Supplied photo.

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY— A Development Communication major in Development Journalism graduate of Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan is among the 52 ladies competing for the Miss Universe Philippines crown. … Continue reading... “Xavier Ateneo DevCom grad vies for Miss Universe Philippines crown”

Media Wise wins Gold and Platinum at 55th Anvil Awards

Jones Campos, Rey Albert Fuentes,Ramoncito Ocampo Cruz, Atty. Christmas Joy
at the 55th Anvil Awards.

Media Wise Communications / Muse Books raced out into 2020 with a rare repeat of last year’s trophy haul with a gold and a platinum at the 55thAnvil Awards held at the historic Manila Hotel on February 28, 2020.… Continue reading... “Media Wise wins Gold and Platinum at 55th Anvil Awards”

PAASCU grants Institutional Accreditation & Level IV Core Programs to Xavier Ateneo

The Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges, and Universities (PAASCU) has granted Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan with an Institutional Accreditation for the first time ever.

Xavier Ateneo president Fr Roberto C. Yap SJ, shared the notification from the PAASCU board of directors to the XU community on in his memo, dated Friday, February 28.

“Institutional Accreditation is the highest certification that can be given to an educational institution.… Continue reading... “PAASCU grants Institutional Accreditation & Level IV Core Programs to Xavier Ateneo”

Alegrio heads PCCI Mindanao as Area VP

Ma. Teresa Rillo-Alegrio

Former Oro Chamber Secretary-General and President Ma. Teresa R. Alegrio has been elected Area Vice President for Mindanao of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI), the country’s largest business organization.

Alegrio is currently the Head of the Corporate Social Responsibility and Public Relations Dept. of STEAG State Power Inc.… Continue reading... “Alegrio heads PCCI Mindanao as Area VP”