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A Wisdom that is Called Empty

By Shane / September 7, 2021 / 0 Comments

By Rado Gatchalian, The FILOsopher First published in the author’s Facebook blog: The FILOsopher The cliché “as you age, you become wise” only fits in a context where maturity is synonymous with supreme omniscient knowledge. But behold — when we accept this saddest (yet glorifying) truth that we shall all succumb to deterioration — and […]

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Nature Girl: Diosa Aguila-Aguirre | HAPI Spotlight

By Shane / August 29, 2021 / 0 Comments

By Sherwin Dane Haro Editor-in-Chief / HAPI Scholar       With everything going on in the Philippines politically and the pandemic’s persistent onslaught, it might be hard for Filipinos to consider environmentalism as an urgent priority at the moment. But don’t let environmental engineer Diosa Marie Aguila-Aguirre hear that. Not only does she know that […]

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HAPI Bacolod’s Hunay-Hunay Trip

By Shane / August 23, 2021 / 0 Comments

By Glemir Sordilla HAPI Scholars   The HAPI-Bacolod Chapter found themselves in Manlambus Resort, Escalante City last August 12-14 for Project Hunay-hunay. The Hiligaynon term “hunay-hunay” translates to “to rest” or “to regain power” which can pretty much sum up how the event unfolded. The three-day and two-night activity, which took place near a magnificent […]

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The Role of Art in a Humanistic Society

By Shane / August 15, 2021 / 0 Comments

By Junelie Anthony Velonta HAPI Scholar The eyes of a portrait stare in the same way human eyes do. While they are soulless, nothing more than paint on canvas, they represent people, and wherever people are depicted, they carry with them emotions, thoughts, ideas—life. God may have given breath to Adam, but it was man […]

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IP Day Highlights Indigenous People’s Struggle for Identity and Rights

By Shane / August 13, 2021 / 0 Comments

By Glemir Sordilla and Joshua Villalobos HAPI Scholars Did you know? Over 476 million indigenous people live in 90 countries all over the world, accounting for 6.2 percent of the global population. August 9 marks the annual celebration of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People. This honors the same day back in 1982 […]

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HAPI Nabs Two Awards from the 2020-21 Heart of Humanism Awards

By Shane / August 9, 2021 / 0 Comments

Humanist Alliance Philippines, International (HAPI) was honored with two awards by Foundation Beyond Belief (FBB) in their annual Heart of Humanism Awards last July 26. For the second year in a row and third time ever, HAPI was bestowed with the Humanism at Work award for donating the most volunteer hours among members of the […]

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Anxiety in Surviving Poverty

By Shane / July 30, 2021 / 0 Comments

By Glemir Sordilla HAPI Scholar Have any of you experienced dreading the arrival of your disconnection notice from the electric company? How about the horrible situation where you and your family will not be able to eat because of your empty rice container? I am pretty sure every one of us was once in that […]

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Welcome to the HAPI Jr. “Family Fair”!

By Shane / July 25, 2021 / 0 Comments

By Angie Driskell HAPI Jr. Ambassador Not only did the pandemic make it difficult to spend time with the children of Manila and Caloocan City throughout 2020, it also made it near-impossible to mount any of HAPI Jr.’s planned events. But finally, last July 18, everything came full circle with HAPI Jr. – Family Fair. It was […]

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HAPI Jr. and HAPI Kids Serve “Love in a Bowl”

By Shane / July 23, 2021 / 0 Comments

By Angie Driskell HAPI Jr. Ambassador Rain or shine, HAPI Jr. and HAPI Kids – Alabang always do their best to deliver what they promise! This was the case last July 17, 2021 at the ‘Love in a Bowl’ event held in Alabang, Muntinlupa City. Not all of the children were able to join the […]

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A Failure of Human Empathy: The Salem Witch Trials

By Shane / July 14, 2021 / 0 Comments

By Edgar Louis de Gracia HAPI Scholar The Salem Witch Trials were a series of witchcraft cases in 1692-1693 in colonial Massachusetts. It was believed that witches were young women and men who were possessed by the devil or involved themselves in “the dark arts”. By then, the belief wasn’t new: the idea of the […]

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