What is sympathy, empathy, altruism in humanism? The English dictionary contains many words that either have the same meaning, almost have the same meanings, opposite in meanings, pronounced the same way but of different meanings, and so forth. Thus we have what we call homonyms, antonyms, heteronyms and synonyms. Today I would like to talk...
HAPI promotes secular humanism as a progressive philosophy suggesting that human beings, given the right education, can be ethical and morally upright even without divine interference.
HAPI is a democratic organization with members from different social sectors in various countries aiming to defend each individual’s right to personal and collective freedom, equal treatment and opportunity, safe and healthy living.
HAPI is the only secular humanist organization in the Philippines that is SEC-registered and fully functional in the community, with outreach programs like Kids Nutrition Campaign, Secular Humanist Advocacy Development and Education (SHADE), Green Movement, and LGBTQ & Straight Alliance among others.
Michael Sherman, AICP, a humanist city planner, is the current HAPI Chairman. Michael has done a lot of work for the betterment of his community and also for the people in the Philippines.
Alvin Ballares has stepped up to become HAPI's Executive Director in 2017. As an activist, Alvin participates in many social and environmental activities that may help address many issues on those subjects.
Every time he sees familiar faces passing by his humble home, Michael Magallanes never fails to greet with a big, bright smile. He would always want to make everyone feel welcome. However, that smile hasn’t always been there before, it took time before he could learn how to smile again. Michael was born in the […]Read More
Good news! HAPI has a new affiliate that will issue a tax deductible receipt, everytime you donate to HAPI through their website, Humanists Global. I just donated some money to an organization that caters to people outside the USA. They are called Brighter Brains Institute, their projects are called Humanists Global. https://humanists.global/. The Brighter Brains Institute, […]Read More
Members and allies of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ+) community gathered for the Pride Parade to show solidarity and celebrate the annual pride month on Saturday, June 22 at around Bacolod City Hall. This is dubbed “The Return Of Pride” to Bacolod City after having a 4-year hiatus and was organized by Tribu […]Read More