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Respeto Naman

By Dwengster / June 23, 2019 / 0 Comments

May 27, 2019 Embassy of the Kingdom of Belgium Makati, Philippines Last May 17, 2019 as we celebrate the International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia , and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), SPARK launched a campaign as #EndRainbowViolence #RespetoNaman. This is to enlighten us about sexual harassments, discrimination and violence experienced by the LGBTQ community. The said campaign had […]

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World Humanist Day 2019

By Dwengster / June 20, 2019 / 0 Comments

June 21, 2019 Manila, Philippines Being a Humanist means trying to behave decently without expectation of rewards or punishment after you are dead. Kurt Vonnegut Jr World Humanist Day is a Humanist holiday celebrated annually around the world on June solstice, which usually falls on June 21. There is a philosophy of belief that indicates […]

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The 2019 Humanists International General Assembly

By Dwengster / June 9, 2019 / 0 Comments

  June 4, 2019 Reykjavik, Iceland A gathering of humanist organizations all over the world and headed by the Humanists International with world conference host Siðmennt, or the Icelandic Ethical Humanist Association, the event was held at the Askja, University of Iceland. The world congress was a three-day spectacle which started Friday, May 31 with […]

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The Young Ones Are Our Future

By Dwengster / June 9, 2019 / 0 Comments

June 7, 2019 Helsinki, Finland As a humanist traveling halfway across the world, this photo reminds me why I do what I do right now. The photo was taken while I was traipsing in Helsinki yesterday morning. I chanced upon meeting this group of youngsters sitting at the steps of the Finnish Parliament House. Never […]

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HAPI in Bicol: Brigada Eskwela 2019

By Dwengster / May 21, 2019 / 0 Comments

Pilar, Sorsogon May 19, 2019 HAPI – Humanist Alliance Philippines, International has always been an advocate of youth education. This year, HAPI’s project for education aims to spread the joy of reading. As part of this program, HAPI is joining and taking part in Brigada Eskwela 2019 at Sta. Fe Elementary School in Pilar, Sorsogon […]

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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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