by Johnny L. Denden
Cagayan de oro City, Misamis oriental
Food shortage and hunger are now prevalent in every corner of the world due to the Covid-19 pandemic which resulted in increasing cases of malnutrition. After 7th months of unending lockdowns and community quarantine especially in developing countries, it creates unequivocal damage not only to children who are experiencing the lack of nutritious food that could nourish them. The limitation of actions in order not to spread the virus affected everyone but in the process, the children paid the price because of this pandemic. In times of crisis, children are one of the most vulnerable sectors and have greatly affected their health.
In this trying times, what we need is for us to be more humane than ever to the rest of mankind. We will not allow this health crisis to steal the precious smiles of the Filipino kids. The Humanist Alliance Philippines, International – Northern Mindanao Chapter (HAPI – NorthMin) together with Youth Volunteers for Peace and Development Barangay Nutrition Council of Indahag, Sangguniang Kabataan of Indahag, and the Barangay Council of Barangay Indahag, joined forces to conduct the second of a 10 series of HAPI AROZZ KALDO FOR KIDS, a feeding activity targeting different areas in Region 10. The activity happened last September 11 and it was held in Sitio Calacapan, Barangay Indahag, Cagayan de Oro City.
The world is such a wonderful place, it only needs to fill in the gaps that we humans have wasted for a long time. Being a humanist and doing what a human being should do in the first place is much better than praying a thousand-folds without an assurance of this would come true or not. In this time of the pandemic, we should be HAPI (happy) that we can do good deeds even if others cannot. As we always say, “it’s better to give than to received.” Lastly, we should be always cautious since the pandemic is not yet over.
Ruben Tulud, Egyptologist and Poet January 26, 2016 HAPI is attracting the best of the best. Indeed, water seeks its own level. Mr Tulud has been known to me since 2010, doing some quiet but noble work. I have known him better when we went to Baguio as a team in 2013. He was the […]
Metro Manila Chapter of Humanist Alliance Philippines, International (HAPI) organized basic Filipino Sign Language (FSL) classes in light of the House of Representatives and the Senate approving the Filipino Sign Language Act. House Bill 7503 declares FSL as the national sign language of the Filipino deaf, and the official sign language of the Philippine government […]
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 […]
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” –Margaret Mead “Humanism for HAPI is not just a philosophy or a stance, through our projects and advocacy, we are putting action and making this work for real people, real time.” – Jennifer C. Gutierrez, […]
Once again, the Humanist Alliance Philippines, International Junior (HAPI Junior) with the partnership of Brgy. Singcang Airport Sangguniang Kabataan conducted the 4th wave of “One Baybay At A Time”, a coastal clean-up with an environmental talk, last Febuary 2, 2019 at Brgy. Singcang Airport, Magsungay. Even with technical challenges, the Juniors was […]
HAPI’s fourth anniversary celebrates years of gifting humanism to Filipinos. It has been four years since philanthropist Marissa Torres Langseth founded Humanist Alliance Philippines, International (HAPI). The organization’s purpose of sharing goodness, inspiring minds, and giving love to humanity carries on. Truly, a world that champions science, logic, and empathy towards morality and evolution is […]
The Humanist Alliance of the Philippines, International (HAPI) is currently planning another HAPI event in the Philippines for next year. Our organization is planning not just one event for October next year but three! Yup, TRIPLE HAPI EVENT on October 2018 in conjunction with Bacolod City’s annual Masskara Festival.
Bacolod, dubbed as the “city of smiles” will be in the spotlight next October for HAPI. It is also a welcoming and warm place where most of our officers live and work. Pretty much, a time for them to shine and show off their leadership and organizational skills.
A Typhoon Sendong survivor that turned into a volunteer from 2012 up to the present and now a HAPI-Northern Mindanao Lead Convenor and HAPI Scholar. Left behind by academics for almost 10 years but did not hesitate to continue the study and now currently 3rd-year college student as BSBA-Finance Management Major in Phinma-Cagayan de Oro College.