The law of natural selection has taken place recently in HAPI. We did not lose anything, in fact, we gained more. Among the brightest and the most active officers are the following. Meet the newly elected HAPI Officers and Board of Trustees starting October 1, 2017.

HAPI 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: taken from his entry with the same title of the book HAPI – From Superstition to Reason.)

He was the HAPI – Bacolod Humanist Alliance Philippines, International lead convener.  He, together with the team made Bacolod the star of HAPI.He has the bragging rights of having best photos and 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.

HAPI Assistant Executive Director

Pecier Decierdo

He is HAPI’s Science Director, with the gift of gab. He is an excellent Science communicator. Yes, I consider him the “Carl Sagan of the Philippines” as per  Mr. Ballares.  He is the resident astronomer of The Mind Museum. He is also a physicist, a graduate of UP Diliman, a militant atheist, and a sincere HUMANIST.

CFO/ Comptroller/ HAPI National LGBTQ + Rep./ Editor in Chief

Dwengster Bulaclac

He has been wearing numerous hats now, a very gregarious human being and a multi-tasker. Cool, level-headed, calm and tactful. A graduate of UP Diliman, an NGO practitioner for almost 2 decades, a digital marketer and a teacher. A freethinker. A very humble human being. Too many great qualities, not enough words to describe him.

Board of Trustees of HAPI

Alain Sayson Presillas

He is the Founder of HAPI Compre, with > 20 students teaching them critical thinking and logic and reason. HAPI GA Organizer/ Leader in Cebu, Philippines,  2016. Currently, Faculty President of MCCNHS faculty association. A representative of the Central District of the division of Mandaue city, secondary level.
Administrative Assistant, Designate of MCCNHS. With Double Master’s degrees and currently in Law School at USC. Very humble but full of knowledge and personality and uses his own funds for HAPI promotion.

HAPI Internal Auditor

Juan Miguel Silva

The newly appointed Auditor of Humanist Alliance of the Philippines, International. He was Bacolod Chapter’s resident Organic Farming guy. A graphic artist who often volunteer to make posters for ReKindlePH. He also offered a space to Bacolod Chapter to be its office. Currently, he is working as an Administrative Staff at the Bacolod City Government. He was formerly a logistics officer and bookkeeper of their own family business. He was also a Fraud Specialist at JP Morgan. A certified black belt six sigma.

HAPI Corporate Secretary

Jamie del Rosario Martinez

The most active HAPI member since her arrival to HAPI   in 2014,  is Jamie del Rosario Martinez, corporate secretary since 2015. And the Project Manager of HAPI Kids and HAPI Nest and HAPI Farm. She is also in charge of HAPI Humanist Store and Merchandise with products galore such as printed shirts, mugs and button pins.

We need people to create more awareness about HAPI so we have 3 PRO’s who volunteered to do the tasks. They too support the new HAPI Board of Trustees and shares their knowledge to make the organization grow.

Rayd Jigu Espeja

Fearless activist OFFLINE, teacher, LGBTQ + hardcore advocate

Emmanuel Ikan Astillero

Leader with extensive background, teacher, indefatigable innovator of knowledge, Retired but not tired.

J-rik Villa

Spearhead of Rekindle. Assistant to the Head Convener of Bacolod.

Other HAPI Officers who stand with our new HAPI Board of Trustees, helping manage back-end jobs, and supports the organization’s programs.

Arlene Esdrelon

Assistant of Alain at the HAPI-Compre from HAPI Cebu Chapter

Bryan Valentino

Webmaster extraordinaire. Donated and maintains the HAPI website for FREE

Angelique Anne de Oro

Content editor from Bacolod HAPI Chapter

Other  HAPI Officers supporting the new HAPI Board of Trustees:

Don Paez

Debate consultant

Allan de Leon

Medical Director- Manila

Zhene Kay Drillon

Website editor assistant

Marissa Torres Langseth

Adjunct web admin

Kim Nejudne

Social media manager: Twitter

**Chapter Lead Conveners and HAPI Officers**

HAPI International Council **
Florida USA – Michael Sherman – HAPI-IC International Liaison Officer
Australia – Allan Espinosa
Bahrain – Edgardo B. Paredes
Massachusetts, USA – Will Davidson
Maryland, USA – Dave Allen
Washington, USA – Aneem At-Shiyaam Ysmael
Washington, USA – Ensign Ahkinum
Washington, USA – Mark Richardson
Canada – Robin Carr
Michigan, USA – Lyle Villahermosa
California, USA – Bong Faner
California, USA – Frances Tomacruz
California, USA – Ilving Tabios Zamora
Belgium – John Lester Aguila
Abu Dhabi, UAE – Jason Quizon
Korea – Ronel Verano
Philippines – Romeo Macapobre
NYC, USA – Marissa Torres Langseth/ Emeritus/ HAPI Founder/Interim Chairperson
Manila ………..…………… Emmanuel Ikan Astillero
Muntinlupa ………..… Jamie Del Rosario Martinez
Cebu …….. Alain Sayson Presillas – HAPI Compre
Assistant ………. Arlene Esdrelon – HAPI -Compre
Cebu ………………………… Dominic Luigi Malazarte
Cebu ……………………………… Jason Domingo Ulile
Cebu LGBT ………………………………. Dmitri Cortes
Bacolod ………………………………………. Mark Janeo
Bacolod ………………………………… Nikko Dy Guaso
Bacolod – Peachy Cancio, Tatz Gallardo
Kabankalan ………………………………….. Art Alvarez
Leyte …………………………………………… Yoyoy Cala
Iligan …………………………………… Clarence Ruelos
Surigao …………………………………………… Nards Go
Albay ……………….……………. Dominador Consulta

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