Alvin John Ballares

What Am I Proud of: Quarter-life musings and Pride March

By Alvin John Ballares / July 3, 2019 / 0 Comments

June 29, 2019, Marikina City   What are you proud of? The question I have been asking myself lately, maybe this moment in life most people call ‘quarter life crisis’ has kicked in, or that Nietzschean brand of obscurity slides in. Add to that is the amount of time I spend, quite a lot, on […]

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Congratulations Ecuador!

By Alvin John Ballares / June 17, 2019 / 0 Comments

Here’s great news: Ecuador’s Highest court  recognised same sex marriage! Ecuador made a significant step for the conservative catholic country, see link below https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-48620744 The Humanist Alliance Philippines, International rejoices with Ecuador and the rest of the world  in this monumental feat in recognising the human rights of the LGBT community. We continue to stand […]

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HAPI Jr. 2nd Balangaw Project

By Alvin John Ballares / May 21, 2019 / 0 Comments

Balangaw Project   A successful “The Balangaw Project: Empowering the LGBTQ+ community through Education” was held last April 27, 2019 at Barangay Mandalagan with the partnership of their Sangguniang Kabataan. With the success of the first Balangaw project, the Juniors brought the event to another close and populated barangay. The majority of the participants is […]

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Access to Clean Water is a Basic Human Right

By Alvin John Ballares / May 15, 2019 / 0 Comments

Access to Clean Water is a Basic Human Right by Alvin John Ballares May 10, 2019 This is the first instalment of the four-part series of talks by the Humanist Alliance Philippines, International and the Humanists International. This is one way to promote humanism, through informative discussions. We had to change the venue though for […]

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The Life Story of Michael: A Beneficiary of HAPI Homes

By Alvin John Ballares / May 10, 2019 / 0 Comments

Title: The Life Story of Michael: A Beneficiary of HAPI Homes By Edmar Toisa Traje April 28, 2019 Valladolid, Negros Occidental   Michael Magallanes is one of  beneficiaries of Build a Climate Change Resilient Decent Shelter Project or HAPI HOMES. He goes by the name of Mike. Mike was born in the Island of Molocaboc, some three […]

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The Balangaw Project: Empowering the LGBTQ+ Community through Education

By Alvin John Ballares / April 17, 2019 / 0 Comments

The Balangaw Project : Empowering the LGBTQ+ Community through Education by Glemir Sordilla Bacolod City, Philippines April 5, 2019   The Balangaw Project: Empowering the LGBTQ+ Community through Education is a series of continuous talks that the Humanist Alliance Philippines, International Jr (HAPI Jr) in partnership with the Supreme Student Government of Bata National High […]

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On Presuppositionalist Apologetics

By Alvin John Ballares / April 11, 2019 / 0 Comments

On Presuppositionalist Apologetics  by Ben Sackenheim Cincinnati, Ohio, United States April 8, 2019                   Many readers may not even be familiar with this term, but you will need to know it because if you are involved in the messy business of counterapologetics for long, you will eventually encounter it. Presuppositionalism is a drastically different method of […]

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HAPI PWD Feeding: An Afternoon Delight

By Alvin John Ballares / April 9, 2019 / 0 Comments

Good afternoon, fellow humanists! An Afternoon delight! ‘An afternoon delight’, this sounds like as catchy subheading, but this has nothing to do with the song by Starland Vocal Band, The Afternoon Delight. This afternoon delight actually refers to the fifth and sixth instalments of HAPI Cebu’s PWD feeding. We were not able to do any […]

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Statement of ASEAN Civil Society Organizations on the Full Enforcement of Sharia Law in Brunei Darussalam

By Alvin John Ballares / April 4, 2019 / 0 Comments

We, the undersigned civil society organizations in the ASEAN region, urge the government of Brunei to immediately halt the full implementation of the Sharia Penal Code (SPC). The said law entails provisions that contradict international human rights standards, including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), Convention on the Elimination […]

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HAPI Women are Genuinely Strong Women

By Alvin John Ballares / March 16, 2019 / 0 Comments

HAPI Women are Genuinely Strong Women! March is dubbed as the International Women’s Month, and March 8th is the date of the International Women’s day which was started back in 1909 by the Socialist Party of America. It is the focal point in the movement for women’s right. Since this date, many actions were initiated […]

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