Alvin John Ballares

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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Another Wave for One Baybay at a Time

By Alvin John Ballares / February 24, 2019 / 0 Comments

 Once again, the Humanist Alliance Philippines, International Junior (HAPI Junior) with the partnership of Brgy. Singcang Airport Sangguniang Kabataan conducted the 4th wave of “One Baybay At A Time”, a coastal clean-up with an environmental talk, last Febuary 2, 2019 at Brgy. Singcang Airport, Magsungay. Even with technical challenges, the Juniors was […]

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HAPI-Dumaguete Joins Zero Waste March

By Alvin John Ballares / February 13, 2019 / 0 Comments

  To set off a newly established Humanist Alliance Philippines, International (HAPI) chapter, HAPI-Dumaguete has its pioneering activity to take part in the first ever Zero Waste March held in Dumaguete City on January 19, 2019. The said event aims to celebrate the achievements of the zero waste movement in the city and the Negros Oriental province. […]

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HAPI PWD FEEDING with AJ

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

HAPI PWD FEEDING with AJ January 15, 2019 Consolacion, Cebu This is the fourth instalment of the monthly feeding event for persons with disabilities in Consolacion Cebu SPED Center, through the generosity of the Torres sisters. No Time To Waste Just fresh from my trips in Iloilo and Dumaguete, I took the late night bus […]

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HAPI Shows Filipino Spirit at YHI Asian Humanism Conference

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

KAOHSIUNG, TAIWAN — Young Humanists International (YHI), formerly International Humanist and Ethical Youth Organization (IHEYO) assembled again the most active secular Humanists of Asia on December 29 and 30, 2018 in the port city of Kaohsiung in Taiwan. Hosting this year’s anticipated official YHI gathering was Humanistic Pastafarianism in Taiwan 台灣人文煮意麵團 (HPT) founded by YHI […]

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HAPI Jr Celebrates International Human Rights Day 2018

By Alvin John Ballares / January 8, 2019 / 0 Comments

  Every 10th of December, we get to celebrate the declaration that protects us, unites us, and makes our shared humanity more noble – the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This is where we get our written leverage for Human Rights from. This year will focus more on education. HAPI Jr started it early, as […]

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Five Amazing Years of Secular Humanism in the Philippines

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

First of all, happy New Year! This floating pale blue ark we’re on just completed an orbital travel, some 150 million kms. from the surface of the Sun. It’s been a safe 365-day journey humans, we made it! HAPI is five years now, who would have thought that a secular humanism would even have its […]

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