HAPI People

Posted by Angelique | Posted on October 1, 2017

 

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.

Alvin John Ballares, HAPI Executive Director since Sept 23, 2017

“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, hardcore atheist, a loving humanist and human rights activist.

 

Dwengster Bulaclac, CFO, LGBT Leader in MM, writer, Editor, Counselor

Chief Financial Officer, and head of the Finance department is  Dwengster Bulaclac.

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 and of course, HAPI.

 

Alain Sayson Presillas, teacher extraordinaire, BOT, Founder of HAPI-Compre in Cebu City.

Alain Sayson Presillas is 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. His ambition is to build a secular school.

 

 

Jaimie Del Rosario Martinez, HAPI Executive secretary, Leader and Project Coordinator HAPI Kids since 2014.

Jamie del Rosario used to be religious, became agnostic  who does not really care whether there is a god or not. She is happily married with 3 kids, and lives in Alabang, in Muntinlupa. As an Executive Secretary, she is the 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.

 

Juan Miguel Silva – Internal HAPI Auditor

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.

Rayd Espeja – BOT/PRO HAPI-Bacolod Lead Convener

Rayd Espeja is a fearless activist offline, teacher, LGBTQ rights hardcore advocate. Also, a HAPI Trustee and a mentor to the HAPI Junior in Bacolod.

 

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 – HAPI Cebu Assistant Lead and HAPI-Compre teacher
Bryan Valentino- dedicated HAPI webmaster extraordinaire and generous web provider and HAPI-ARK Founder

Bryan is  the webmaster extraordinaire, donated and even maintains the HAPI website pro bono. Bryan is one of the most consistent volunteers in HAPI since 2015, since he made the website for free.

International, National and Chapter Officers

HAPI International Council
New York, USAMarissa Torres Langseth
(Chairperson Emeritus/Founder)
Florida, USAMichael Sherman
( Chairperson/Liaison Officer)
Florida, USA – Todd Vande Berg
AustraliaAllan Espinosa
BahrainEdgardo B. Paredes
Massachusetts, USAWill Davidson, Rhoda Davidson
Indiana/KY – Elena Allen
Maryland, USADave Allen
Michigan, USALyle Villahermosa
California, USABong Faner
San Diego – Patricia Torres Milton
HAPI-Art Director – Dennis Pulido – California
BelgiumJohn Lester Aguila
Abu Dhabi, UAEJason Quizon
Korea – Ronel Verano
PhilippinesRomeo Macapobre
Director Legal Department – Atty. Manuel Felicia (Phils)

 

HAPI National Chapters
Metro Manila – Janice Buenaventura
 Assistant – Kleng Agbayani
Metro Manila LGBT – Kate Antes
Pampanga – Claris Quezon
Cebu – Alain Presillas
 Assistant Dominic Luigi Malazarte, 
Jason Domingo Ulile
HAPI-PWD Feeding in Cebu- Agustina Torres
Cebu LGBTQ – Dmitri Cortes
Bacolod –  Rayd Espeja
  Nikko Dy Guaso 
HAPI-Shade -Peachy Cancio
Kabankalan – Art Alvarez
Leyte – Butch Yu
Leyte – Margarette Zelle
Ormoc-  Xerxes Solon
Dumaguete – Javan Lev
Iloilo – John Piermont Montilla
Iligan – Clarence Ruelos
Surigao – Nards Go
CDO – Johnny Denden
Event Manager- Joseph Lagumbay
HAPI Junior – Lemonade Sabete
 Joshua Villalobos
Glemir Sordilla
HAPI Junior Adviser – Ceejay Pastrana
Wealth Manager – Mac Adornado
Writers : Ryv Ryla – Cebu
 Scott Jacobsen – Canada
 Donna Tenorio Darantinao – Dumaguete
HAPI-Earl’s Sunday School in Makati
HAPI-Green Movement Director- Arturo Alvarez
HAPI-Kids in Alabang – Jamie del Rosario Martinez
 Jing Dedicatoria
HAPI scholars: Lhoy Martinez – Manila
 MJ Carapatan Martinez – Manila
 Glemir Sordilla – Bacolod
 Lemonade Sabete – Bacolod

 

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About The Author

Marissa T. Langseth, RN, MSN ANP, retired

HAPI Founder

Chairperson emeritus

Chief Mission Officer

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