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.
The Humanist Alliance Philippines, International (HAPI) has come a long way since its inception in December 2013 by Marissa Torres Langseth (known to her peers as Ms. M) and colleagues. HAPI was established with the goal of gathering humanists from the Philippines and abroad under one banner, to serve as stewards and role models for […]
In the early years of Lola Haydee Acosta, she dreamed to have a beautiful house once she settled down. At the age of 18 years old she got married and got pregnant at the age of 19 years old. She got seven (7) children- four (4) boys and three (3) girls. At the age of […]
Like many of my fellow Americans and people across the world I am saddened and angry at the gun violence and white supremacy that has reared its ugly head in America. It is a terrible evolution of the American Republic and speaks volumes of America in the 21st century. Recently I have wondered how did […]
In fulfillment of its mission to “work in harmony with any institution — religious or non-religious — for the betterment of humanity”, the Metro Manila Chapter of Humanist Alliance Philippines, International (HAPI) signed a Memorandum of Agreement with Time Please on May 16, 2018. Signing the memorandum was HAPI Metro Manila Lead Convener Janice Buenaventura, […]
Our monthly HAPI Nutricamp will continue and still going strong in Alabang, Muntinlupa, Philippines. The menu changes and depends on the occasion and weather. For Oct 20th, it was porridge with chicken, a little warm soup for the cold weather caused by Lawin, the name of the Typhoon that ravaged Northern Luzon. This is just […]
In partnership with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources – National Capital Region (DENR-NCR) and the Las Piñas-Parañaque Critical Habitat and Ecotourism Area (LPPCHEA), officers and members of Humanist Alliance Philippines, International (HAPI) Metro Manila Chapter organized its first Manila Bayside Clean-Up on January 28, 2018. Humanists, agnostics and religious alike gathered and labored […]
HAPI-NorthMin: Pa Champorado Kai Kid by Johnny L. Denden Cagayan de oro City, Misamis oriental. Children are one of the most vulnerable sectors in our society when there is a crisis, especially in a developing country. We experience that one of the common problems in times of pandemic is food security. Families are […]
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.