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My Journey as a Humanist

By Claris Quezon / February 2, 2019 / 0 Comments

This is all about me, myself and I, on the journey of being a humanist. I was brought up by a very devout catholic maternal grandmother who is part Spanish/Japanese. I grew up listening to her bible stories and the usual Latin prayers on Angelus hours but she was never the traditional catholic. She was […]

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Gerontocracy in the Philippines

By Marissa Langseth / January 27, 2019 / 0 Comments

This country, the Philippines,  is run by a Gerontocracy (rule of the old). The issue of the bill to lower the minimum age of criminal liability to 9 years old indicates a lack of progress in the outlook of many of our solons today. It would seem that this proposition is a mere shortcut or […]

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Sinulog in Cebu: Political in nature

By Marissa Langseth / January 20, 2019 / 0 Comments

The Sinulog is Political: – its religious symbolism and meanings are meant to reinforce the legitimacy of the Roman Catholic Church as a key institution of society. – its cultural performances and artisitic interpretations are not only displays of parts of Cebuano identity but a potent projection of soft power on a domestic and even […]

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HAPI : The state of the Union

By Marissa Langseth / October 3, 2018 / 1 Comment

The state of our union in HAPI is strong! Mabuhay and hello to the Board of Trustees, our officers and of course, to our membership and friends of the Humanist Alliance Philippines, International.    The state of the union is strong in HAPI. The Year after “The law of natural selection took place”. The year 2018 […]

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Women's Rights are human rights

I am a Young Woman: Advocating for Women, their Rights, and Inspiring Young Ones to Serve

By McJarwin Cayacap / May 20, 2018 / 0 Comments

I was once a child prying why many women, especially those who are married, stay home, do the household chores, and look after the children. Are they uneducated? Are these womenfolk not allowed to work and earn a living? Is this the old culture where women are kept home, and men work for the family […]

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5-Star Reviews of ‘No Outside Intelligence’

By Marissa Langseth / May 14, 2018 / 0 Comments

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ A very positive message that this book exudes is that love doesn’t come from God by Marina Chowdhury Bains (New York, USA) ‘No Outside Intelligence’ was a very interesting read, well worth one’s time. What drew me the most to this autobiography was the honesty of emotion that went into it. As I read it, […]

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Self-RESPECT

A Humanist’s Perception of Respect

By McJarwin Cayacap / May 13, 2018 / 0 Comments

I’m not expert in social studies and ethics but I believe that there are things that don’t require academic knowledge because they are simple and innate to us as human beings. Among these attributes is respect. Through all the ups and downs of life, we learn new things from one experience to another. Although respect […]

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Vitruvian Man X Humanism

How Humanism Gave Birth To Me

By McJarwin Cayacap / May 6, 2018 / 0 Comments

Humanism begins with a question I was 8 when I first pondered over the question, “Do cavemen go to hell?” This triggered me to question humans’ knowledge of the beyond, of what lies after we die. My thirst for knowledge led me to go on a philosophical adventure in search for “the truth”. Religion was […]

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Barangay Leadership: A Cause Standing the Tallest

By McJarwin Cayacap / May 3, 2018 / 0 Comments

A public servant is born 2010 was the beginning of my political career; I had won as the Sangguniang Kabataan (Juvenile Conference) Chairperson in Barangay Bata (Bata Village) with a slim lead of only three votes. Being in a country riddled with corruption and tainted with dirty politics, I almost gave in to the culture […]

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Un Mensaje a mis Amigos Costarricenses

By McJarwin Cayacap / April 26, 2018 / 0 Comments

Esta próxima elección presenta a un candidato que está despertando a gran parte de la población, en una dirección que parece ser “justa” y que sigue “las leyes de Dios”. El tema de la corrupción política, cuando se observa desde una perspectiva histórica, se convierte en un punto discutible en contraste con las implicaciones del […]

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