Alvin John Ballares

Art in the Time of Corona

By Alvin John Ballares / April 18, 2020 / 0 Comments

Art in the Time of Corona Written by Alvin John Ballares April 18, 2020 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia My title may ring a bell for those who have read Gabriel Marquez’ book, ‘Love in the Time of Cholera’. Good! You got my reference, that’s where I drew the concept… because why not? It’s catchy and that […]

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A Short Trip to Dumaguete

By Alvin John Ballares / March 10, 2020 / 0 Comments

A Short Trip to Dumaguete Written by Alvin John Ballares March 10, 2020 Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental It’s been 6 months and 5 days long since I last stepped foot on Negros Island, some 688 kilometers away from Metro Manila my current home. A downpour greeted me upon arrival at Bacolod airport. Then I had […]

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Staying Sane in 2020

By Alvin John Ballares / January 1, 2020 / 0 Comments

    Staying Sane in 2020 Michael Sherman Dade City, Florida As the New Year approaches, I always reflect on the past year, the good, the bad and the ugly and the possibilities for the New Year. This year is no different . . . but then again, maybe it is.  One thing that stands […]

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HAPI Enters a New Decade

By Alvin John Ballares / December 31, 2019 / 0 Comments

  As a new decade is about to unfold, let me give you a quick tour through 2019, and look at what we have accomplished as an organization and what new things to look forward to this coming 2020. NEW THINGS Let’s start with 2019, onset of the year if you have noticed our new […]

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Basic Sign Language with Lawyers and Accountants

By Alvin John Ballares / December 18, 2019 / 0 Comments

    HAPI FSL INVITE Mata-Perez, Tamayo & Francisco law firm invited the Humanist Alliance Philippines, International (HAPI) to organize basic Filipino Sign Language (FSL) classes in their office at ACT Tower in Makati City. Their office recently hired a deaf accountant, so to welcome him on board they requested to have special FSL classes. […]

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Kindness and Giving

By Alvin John Ballares / November 7, 2019 / 0 Comments

    Kindness and Giving by: Meimei Hammer Kindness and giving most of the time go hand in hand. However, there is a major difference between the two. The dictionary says, “Kindness is the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate”. The RAK or Random Acts of Kindness was founded in 1995 to inspire people […]

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Jamie’s Birthday Celebration with HAPI Kids

By Alvin John Ballares / September 26, 2019 / 0 Comments

Alabang, Muntinlupa September 21, 2019 This is a day to remember, Jamie del Rosario Martinez, a superwoman, decided to celebrate her birthday with HAPI kids in a community in Alabang, Muntinlupa. Alabang kids fondly call Jamie “Momshie”. She has been the project manager of Kids Nutrition Campaign since 2014. It’s Jamie’s Birthday What better way […]

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When SOGIE Equality Bill Finds an Ally in a Catholic Activist Nun

By Alvin John Ballares / September 12, 2019 / 0 Comments

You’re not mistaken; this post is by me, among all people, a secular Humanist. In case you missed it, I don’t believe in any god, not anymore. I believe in humans and their instinct to do what is good and right based on lessons passed on by our ancestors from 6 million years ago. But […]

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We Condemn Gender Discrimination

By Alvin John Ballares / August 14, 2019 / 0 Comments

The Humanist Alliance Philippines, International condemns the horrendous act of discrimination against transgender woman, Gretchen Diez, by a janitress and the other staff members of Farmers’ Plaza Mall in Cubao. Yesterday, transgender woman Gretchen Diez was humiliated in a mall restroom. Not only that Gretchen was blocked from using the women’s restroom, she was dragged […]

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Welcome to HAPI Office

By Alvin John Ballares / July 28, 2019 / 0 Comments

Welcome to HAPI Office July 21, 2019 Las Pinas City Now we have an office! This is great news for all of us and sure deserves a special day for all those who profess secular humanism as life-stance. HAPI has a permanent abode now, and opened its office at very long last! We have been […]

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