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HAPI Youth Launches New Secular Shirts

By Javan Poblador / January 13, 2020 / 0 Comments

Another new milestone has been reached by the HAPI Youth as they launch their flagship fundraising project “The Apostate Collection” on Facebook on December 28, 2019. The Apostate Collection aims to start conversations on rational thinking and secularism in the country without being too much “in your face.” Design   Sever the tethers of doctrinal […]

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World Aids Day 2019

By Javan Poblador / January 4, 2020 / 0 Comments

To start the month in commemoration of World Aids Day, which was held during December 1, and founded since 1988, to raise awareness, funds, and ending the stigma, through improving education about Human Immune Deficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) was locally celebrated at SM Bacolod Atrium. HIV is a virus that […]

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HAPI Junior: 2 Years and Counting

By Javan Poblador / January 1, 2020 / 0 Comments

Time flies so fast and the milestones that we have achieved can sometimes be taken for granted because of how busy we are. The Juniors were gathered around recently for a meeting, usually talking about their future endeavors when they find themselves realizing that it’s been 2 years since HAPI Junior was established. They looked […]

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Karapatang Pantao

By Javan Poblador / December 10, 2019 / 0 Comments

Ang human rights o karapatang pantao ay para sa lahat. Hindi ito umiikot sa isang indibidwal lamang. Ang problema, ay hindi napapahalagaan ang karapatang pantao, at alam nating lahat na ang kabuntot nito ay ang matagal nang pinoproblema ng ating mga kababayan. Mga kababayan nating matagal nang tinatahak ang diskriminasyon at pang-aapi, ang mga LGBT. […]

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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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