Law of Natural Selection has taken place in our organization recently. We did not lose any; in fact, we gained more. The brightest and the most active volunteers then are the newly elected and appointed HAPI Officers and Board of Trustees now, effective October 1, 2017.

Executive Director

Alvin John Ballares

“In HAPI, I feel more at home. So much so that it finally gave me the gall to quit the church. Now I am free, and now I can grow.” — Alvin John Ballares, ‘From Superstition to Reason’

He was the HAPI – Bacolod Humanist Alliance Philippines, International Lead Convener. Under his leadership, Bacolod became the most active chapter of HAPI. He has the bragging rights for having the best photos and a great camaraderie at Foundation Beyond Belief – two times in a row. He is also an ex-Pastor, a hardcore atheist, a loving humanist and human rights activist.

Chief Financial Officer

Edwin Bulaclac, Jr.

A very gregarious human being and a multi-tasker, he is the best money manager HAPI has ever had. Cool, level-headed, calm and tactful, thanks to his University of the Philippines Diliman education. Raised in a family of NGO practitioners, he has offered almost 2 decades of his existence to public welfare. A busy digital marketer these days, but he always finds time to stand up for his LGBT community.


Alain Sayson Presillas

He was the Founder of HAPI Compre, with over 20 students learning about critical thinking, logic and reason. Hailing from Cebu, he is the President of Mandaue City Comprehensive National High School (MCCNHS) Faculty Association. Also, he is the representative of the central district of Mandaue City, secondary level, with two Master’s degrees and currently in Law School at University of San Carlos. Very humble but full of knowledge and personality.

Internal Auditor

Juan Miguel Silva

Newly appointed Internal Auditor of HAPI was Bacolod Chapter’s resident organic farming guy. A graphic artist who often volunteers to make posters for ReKindle PH. Currently, he works in an administrative staff for the Bacolod City government. He was the logistics officer and the bookkeeper of their family business. He was also a Fraud Specialist at JP Morgan, a certified Black Belt Six Sigma.

Executive Secretary

Jamie del Rosario-Martinez

Most active HAPI member since her arrival in 2014, she is the Project Manager of HAPI Kids Nutrition Campaign. She is also in charge of overseeing HAPI Humanist Store and Merchandise since 2017.

Creating more awareness to make HAPI reach greater heights is as important as having an efficient Board of Trustees, so we have Public Relations Officers whom the public can rely on for information.

Rayd Espeja

Fearless activist offline, teacher, LGBTQ rights hardcore advocate. Also, HAPI Trustee

McJarwin Cayacap

Realist, art aficionado and communications professional. Also, HAPI National Events Director and Web Content Editor

Jan Erik Villa

Spearheads Rekindle PH, Assistant to the Lead Convener of HAPI Bacolod Chapter. Also, HAPI Trustee

There are other HAPI Officers who support our new Board of Trustees by managing back-end tasks, and providing online content for our many programs.

Arlene Esdrelon

Assistant to the Founder of HAPI-Compre, active member from HAPI Cebu Chapter

Bryan Valentino

Webmaster extraordinaire, donated and even maintains the HAPI website pro bono

Angelique Anne Villa

Writer and SEO expert from HAPI Bacolod Chapter

Don Paez

Debate Consultant

Allan de Leon

Medical Director – Metro Manila

Zhene Kay Drillon

Assistant Web Content Editor

Marissa Torres Langseth

Adjunct Web Administrator

Kim Nejudne

Social Media Manager – Twitter

International, National and Chapter Officers

HAPI International Council
New York, USAMarissa Torres Langseth
(Chairperson Emeritus/Founder)
Florida, USAMichael Sherman
(Assistant Chairperson/Liaison Officer)
BahrainEdgardo B. Paredes
Massachusetts, USAWill Davidson
Maryland, USADave Allen
Michigan, USALyle Villahermosa
California, USABong FanerFrances TomacruzIlving Tabios Zamora, Patricia Torres Milton
BelgiumJohn Lester Aguila
Abu Dhabi, UAEJason Quizon
Korea – Ronel Verano
PhilippinesRomeo Macapobre
HAPI National Chapters
Metro Manila – Janice Buenaventura
Cebu – Dominic Luigi Malazarte, Jason Domingo Ulile
Cebu LGBTQ – Dmitri Cortes
Bacolod – Mark Janeo, Nikko Dy Guaso, Peachy Cancio, Tatz Gallardo
Kabankalan – Art Alvarez
Leyte – Yoyoy Cala
Iligan – Clarence Ruelos
Surigao – Nards Go
Albay – Dominador Consulta
National LGBTQ – Rhadem Camlian Morados
National Events – McJarwin Cayacap