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HAPI 2020 Year-Ender

By Shane / December 31, 2020 / 0 Comments

By Alvin John Ballares, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Who’s excited for this year to end?  Understandably everyone.  What a year it has been- many think it’s best forgotten as it was a year riddled with natural calamities, financial struggles, and of course this vicious virus that affected us all, the COVID-19 pandemic. So I had to […]

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HAPI Celebrates Its 7th Anniversary!

By Shane / December 25, 2020 / 0 Comments

December 25th marks the 7th year anniversary of HAPI! It has been seven years of ups and downs, struggles and triumphs, differences and unification. There were even several changes implemented before the end of this tumultuous year, but now a rekindled fire burns as the organization prepares to help humanity through various projects planned throughout the Philippines […]

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Inaugurating HAPI’s brand new Malolos, Bulacan Chapter!

By Shane / December 23, 2020 / 0 Comments

In order to provide a workspace that is more conducive to productivity, HAPI’s Headquarters is now located at 078 Looban St., Pinagbakahan, City of Malolos, Bulacan. During our kick-off event last December 18, we held a course and sponsored everyone’s lunch afterwards. For the kids, we also gave out milk and cookies – baked with […]

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HAPI Jr. – Health is Wealth, Part 2!

By Shane / December 20, 2020 / 0 Comments

The second HAPI Jr. – Health is Wealth event took place in Sta. Cruz, Manila and Caloocan City on December 13, 2020. As with the first part of the initiative, the children were provided with masks, milk, crackers and holiday tokens. Since the children all belong to different barangays in those cities, it required additional […]

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A Year-End Party with HAPI Kids – Alabang!

By Shane / December 18, 2020 / 0 Comments

The HAPI KIDS – ALABANG YEAR END PARTY took place on December 12, 2020 and was spearheaded by HAPI Jr. Ambassador, Angie Driskell, and HAPI CFO, Maria Juana Valenzuela, in an effort to end a tumultuous year on a high note.  The children were given a short talk on proper hygiene and given reminders on […]

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HAPI Spotlight: Javan Lev

By Shane / December 11, 2020 / 0 Comments

Sherwin Dane Haro Dec. 8, 2020 San Jose, Antique, Philippines Audio narration by Sherwin Haro. It was right after the end of hosting HAPI Scholars’ E-Numan: Secular Parenting and Coming Out virtual talk last Dec. 5 that I noticed something peculiar. Unbeknownst to viewers and Zoom guests, the broadcast team — which included the man […]

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HAPI’s Back-to-Back Relief Ops for Typhoons Quinta, Rolly, and Ulysses

By Shane / November 28, 2020 / 0 Comments

By: Maria Juana Valenzuela “You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.” – John Bunyan Once Mother Nature gets angry, no amount of preparation can stop her from taking out her frustrations on humans. We were deeply heartbroken when we saw the aftermath of super typhoons that hit our […]

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HAPI Spotlight: Mutya Valenzuela

By Shane / November 6, 2020 / 0 Comments

Sherwin Dane Haro Nov. 3, 2020 San Jose, Antique, Philippines Audio narration by Shane Haro All too often, we hear stories about people who experience a painful childhood and come out the other side too broken to ever enact positive change in the world. Mutya Valenzuela, HAPI Board of Trustees member and one of the […]

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A Look Back, Pt. III: HAPI’s 3rd Quarter

By Shane / October 27, 2020 / 0 Comments

Six months into the reign of COVID-19, the Humanist Alliance Philippines, International (HAPI) continues to go from strength to strength, finding ways to empower Filipinos through secular humanism despite the still(!) increasing threat of the pandemic. You don’t see us giving up though, as this quarterly highlight reel will demonstrate in a bit. But before […]

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HAPI Jr. Health is Wealth Initiative – A Step Forward in the Right Direction

By Shane / October 17, 2020 / 0 Comments

HAPI Jr. Health is Wealth Initiative – A Step Forward in the Right Direction Angie Driskell Oct. 15, 2020 Metro Manila The HAPI Jr. Health is Wealth Intitiative was designed to be a series of events in various locations around the metro. The goal is to not only provide food items for children so they […]

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