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Is the Philippines’ sex negativity fueling its AIDS crisis?

By Dwengster / February 14, 2019 / 0 Comments

February 14, 2019 Manila, Philippines Photo: TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images Blink, but don’t miss it: HIV-AIDS infection rates are soaring in the Philippines. In the wake of the 30th World AIDS Day (which HAPI celebrated by joining Quezon City’s annual pride march) and the recent passage of the Philippine HIV and AIDS Policy Act, I’ve been […]

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The Quezon City Pride March 2018 – Championing LGBTQ+ Rights and HIV/AIDS Awareness

By Dwengster / December 16, 2018 / 0 Comments

Hotel Rembrandt, Tomas Morato, Quezon City December 8, 2018 (Alvin Kasiban / MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO) The Humanist Alliance Philippines International (HAPI) once again graced the annual celebration of rainbow colors in the city of Quezon City. Campaigning for HIV/AIDS prevention and human rights, Quezon City traditionally holds this event in the Tomas Morato area. […]

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HAPI’s 3rd BASIC Filipino Sign Language Class

By Dwengster / December 15, 2018 / 0 Comments

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 […]

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HAPI Junior One With The Youth In Calling For A Cleaner MassKara Festival

By Dwengster / October 15, 2018 / 0 Comments

HAPI Junior One With The Youth In Calling For A Cleaner MassKara Festival Bacolod City, Negros Occidental October 10, 2018 MassKara Festival is one of the best things you can encounter and experience in the City of Smiles, Bacolod.This celebration almost last about a month.This year it officially started last October 8 and will end […]

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I’m Going on an Adventure: HAPI ED Representing at the NZ IHEU GA2018

By Dwengster / September 26, 2018 / 0 Comments

I’m going on an adventure! Yes, this was the famous line made by Bilbo Baggins in the movie “The Hobbit.” Like the famed character, I was given the chance to chart my own adventure to Tolkien’s Middle Earth… New Zealand! View from one of the Hobbit houses, across is the Baggins house below the giant […]

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HAPI-Cebu Annual Tree-Planting 2017

By Dwengster / November 4, 2017 / 0 Comments

HAPI-Cebu Annual Tree-Planting 2017 November 3, 2017 11:14PM (+8 GMT) Cebu City, Philippines On September 24, 2017, HAPI had its annual tree planting activity nationwide. Despite a recent change in leadership and fewer members than last year, the Cebu chapter of HAPI joined in on the event as well. The Cebu chapter decided to collaborate […]

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Secular Humanism in the Philippines

By Dwengster / October 22, 2017 / 0 Comments

By Emmanuel Ikan Astillero Oct 17, 2017 7:37 PM (+8 GMT) Makati, Philippines Humanist societies, such as HAPI, are atheistic, secular and humanistic. Members do not believe in the existence of a god, are non-religious, and adhere to a program of work where human interests, values, and dignity predominate. It is not an easy situation […]

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In the Name of

By Dwengster / October 14, 2017 / 0 Comments

In the Name of October 9, 2017 6:47 PM (+8 GMT) Bacolod City, Philippines There once was a zealous Christian and an atheist who one day were trying to rally on a point on which idea should prevail. The atheist provided a point on how he did things by following his moral obligations with the […]

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The Humanist Oath

By Dwengster / September 19, 2017 / 0 Comments

THE HUMANIST OATH On my honor, I will do my best to magnify my role as a member of humanity. I will seek out and implement opportunities to serve my fellow human being, and otherwise improve the human condition. I will not dilute my effort by contemplating the possibility of rewards for my actions in […]

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Finding Humanism

By Dwengster / September 19, 2017 / 0 Comments

Finding Humanism by Herb Burdeaux September 19, 2017 6PM (-8 GMT) Seattle, WA, USA We all have our story of how we found humanism, or like me, stumbled into it. Humanism being the great outlook of thought that attaches prime importance to human beings, rather than divine or supernatural entities. I was raised on an […]

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