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Juniors’ Masskara Celebration

By Javan Poblador / November 8, 2019 / 0 Comments

In the midst of our semestral break, a student may take the opportunity to rest and enjoy the days, but a passionate youth with advocacy will do something to be productive for the community. It’s the celebration of the City of Smiles from October 26-28, highlight dates of Bacolod’s Masskara Festival, when few volunteers from […]

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Humanism for the Earth

By Javan Poblador / October 7, 2019 / 0 Comments

The means of doing without the motivation of redemption or salvation is a concept not widely accepted in a country tied in traditional beliefs dating back to what seems like the cradle of when history came to be. But through the years, human minds have gone past the stage of depending on a supreme being […]

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LAUGHTER YOGA: FINDING ONE’S HAPPINESS

By Javan Poblador / September 21, 2019 / 0 Comments

“When you laugh; you change and when you change, the world changes around you” – Dr. Madan Kataria Humanist Alliance Philippines, International (HAPI) launched its new fundraising event, “HAPI Laughter Yoga Class” last August 18, 2019, at the Rotary Center, Quezon City. Laughter yoga originated in Mumbai, India in 1995 and was the brainchild of […]

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Fall Seven Times and Stand Up Eight: A Story

By Javan Poblador / September 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

Every time he sees familiar faces passing by his humble home, Michael Magallanes never fails to greet with a big, bright smile. He would always want to make everyone feel welcome. However, that smile hasn’t always been there before, it took time before he could learn how to smile again. Michael was born in the […]

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TAO – A Café Humaniste

By Javan Poblador / August 21, 2019 / 0 Comments

Throughout history, religion has shaped people’s culture, society, and a sense of morality. But what role does it play in the progressive modern world? In a secular state? Can one be a good person without “faith”? Both non-religious and religious participants coming from different schools, civil society and organizations were able to explore these questions […]

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What has become of America?

By Javan Poblador / August 14, 2019 / 0 Comments

Like many of my fellow Americans and people across the world I am saddened and angry at the gun violence and white supremacy that has reared its ugly head in America.  It is a terrible evolution of the American Republic and speaks volumes of America in the 21st century. Recently I have wondered how did […]

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Asian Humanism Conference 2019

By Javan Poblador / July 13, 2019 / 0 Comments

Attending the Asian Humanism Conference (AHC) 2019 in Singapore of this month was my first ever formal experience in the world of humanism. I cannot help myself feeling immense pleasure to represent Humanist Alliance International Philippines (HAPI) and to be a part as a delegate in this event.    So what is the Asian Humanism […]

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Bacolod City’s Pride Parade 2019

By Javan Poblador / June 29, 2019 / 0 Comments

Members and allies of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ+) community gathered for the Pride Parade to show solidarity and celebrate the annual pride month on Saturday, June 22 at around Bacolod City Hall. This is dubbed “The Return Of Pride” to Bacolod City after having a 4-year hiatus and was organized by Tribu […]

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Appreciation of HAPI-Bacolod and Junior’s Volunteers

By Javan Poblador / June 24, 2019 / 0 Comments

Someone might have read a quote on the internet that says, “Volunteers are not paid not because they are worthless but because they are priceless,” that much is true. Heartwarming support, generous donors and passionate volunteers are the ingredients in cooking fruitful and successful events. Recognizing all the people behind every plan is a must […]

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HAPI JR’s Project Handong

By Javan Poblador / June 7, 2019 / 0 Comments

The youth is said to be the hope of our future and one of the most powerful forces of this generation. With this in mind, the Humanist Alliance Philippines, International Jr launched the anticipated Project Handong last May 21-25 at San Esteban Homes, Zone 12-A, Talisay City. This project is the replication and localization of […]

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