February 14, 2019 Manila, Philippines Photo: TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images Blink, but don’t miss it: HIV-AIDS infection rates are soaring in the Philippines. In the wake of the 30th World AIDS Day (which HAPI celebrated by joining Quezon City’s annual pride march) and the recent passage of the Philippine HIV and AIDS Policy Act, I’ve been...
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.
Hotel Rembrandt, Tomas Morato, Quezon City December 8, 2018 (Alvin Kasiban / MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO) The Humanist Alliance Philippines International (HAPI) once again graced the annual celebration of rainbow colors in the city of Quezon City. Campaigning for HIV/AIDS prevention and human rights, Quezon City traditionally holds this event in the Tomas Morato area. […]Read More
The Meeting Plate, Pasay City, Metro Manila November 25, 2018 The Humanist Alliance Philippines International (HAPI) was again happy to wrap up yet another educational class opportunity to help those interested to learn Basic Filipino Sign Language. Now on its 3rd session, the class series aims to provide a very welcoming and open space for […]Read More
This coming holiday season, a group of devoted individuals will be extending a crowd-sourced initiative called the ARK (Act of Random Kindness) Project. The goal of this project is to promote and cultivate the “Bacolod-style-of-kindness” in the community. We hope that this project will ultimately result as an exemplar of compassion towards our underprivileged kasimanwas […]Read More