Junelie Velonta

The Globalization of Religion

By Junelie Velonta / January 6, 2023 / 0 Comments

The Globalization of Religion By Junelie Velonta HAPI Youth Ambassador The globalist expansion of religion could be traced back to the colonial expansions of European powers starting in the 14th Century. While the search for spices was the initial push factor of the expansions, many Western “frontiersmen” found themselves settling in various areas all over […]

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Attraction to Death

By Junelie Velonta / December 6, 2022 / 0 Comments

Attraction to Death By Junelie Anthony Velonta || Buta’ng Amang Ambassador, HAPI Youth When is the birthday of Jose Rizal? When one asks the common Filipino, not many would reply with the correct answer. Some, even, would answer December 30. However, what was December 30 to the life of Rizal? Oh, right. It was the […]

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Is 13 a Lucky Number? Re-examining “Trese”

By Junelie Velonta / November 21, 2022 / 0 Comments

Is 13 a Lucky Number? Re-examining “Trese” By Junelie Anthony Velonta Ambassador, HAPI Youth | HAPI Scholar   The Philippines has no mythology. After all, what were considered gods and supernatural beings in other cultures have died out, killed by the spread of Christianity throughout the world. Their old pagan beliefs, with their many gods […]

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On Orwellian and “Genocidal Organ”

By Junelie Velonta / November 14, 2022 / 0 Comments

On Orwellian and “Genocidal Organ” By Junelie Anthony Velonta Ambassador, HAPI Youth The words we speak are reflections of how we live our lives. Some would say that a wide vocabulary and proper observance of grammar indicate higher levels of education. That is not the case. It is true, however, that the actions and beliefs […]

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Greatness

By Junelie Velonta / November 8, 2022 / 0 Comments

Greatness By Junelie Anthony Velonta Ambassador, HAPI Youth Where does greatness reside? The many statues around the world allude to the self. It is, after all, a fact that the common man and woman study the lives of those above them. From conquerors to brilliant minds, pedestals are built both with concrete and words. As […]

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5 Steps to Effectively Use Propaganda

By Junelie Velonta / November 5, 2022 / 0 Comments

5 Steps to Effectively Use Propaganda By Junelie Anthony Velonta Ambassador, HAPI Youth | HAPI Scholar Capitalize on the mistakes of others Be aware of mistakes that the opposing side has committed. It does not matter if those mistakes were oversights that were not intended. A blunder, in any shape or form, however big or […]

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Filipino Literature is shaped by struggle and hardship

By Junelie Velonta / April 30, 2022 / 0 Comments

𝐅𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐨 𝐋𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐬𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐲 𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐠𝐠𝐥𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐩 By Junelie Velonta HAPI Youth Ambassador & HAPI Scholar While we now know and have rediscovered the ancient epics and myths of our forebears, it came with heavy labor. Yes, some of our stories survived. Yes, Filipinos still write and recite stories and poems. But what of […]

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Cyclists Clean up Coastline to Protect Sea Turtles in Zambales

By Junelie Velonta / October 25, 2021 / 0 Comments

Cyclists Clean up Coastline to Protect Sea Turtles in Zambales   When the pandemic commenced, public transportation was among the first sectors to shut down to lessen the transmission of the virus. To augment the lack of public transport, those who can, procured bicycles to be used in their daily errands, especially in going to […]

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“Kayo Naman!”: Recognizing HAPI-Alabang Volunteers

By Junelie Velonta / October 21, 2021 / 0 Comments

“KAYO NAMAN”: RECOGNIZING HAPI ALABANG VOLUNTEERS By: Glemir Sordilla       “Volunteers are not paid not because they are worthless but because they are priceless,” this is a powerful quote that some of us might have encountered that tells us the true value of how vital volunteers are. It may be when they tirelessly […]

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Alabang Reading Room Opens

By Junelie Velonta / October 20, 2021 / 0 Comments

Alabang Reading Room Opens by: Angie Driskell   Last August 1, Angie Driskell (HAPI Jr. Ambassador) and Jhing Dedicatoria (HAPI Alabang Assistant Lead Convener) met with the management of the unit that was then secured for the Alabang Reading Room to finalize its occupancy with a contract signing. In the first call for donations and […]

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