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Respeto Naman

By Dwengster / June 23, 2019 / 0 Comments

May 27, 2019 Embassy of the Kingdom of Belgium Makati, Philippines Last May 17, 2019 as we celebrate the International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia , and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), SPARK launched a campaign as #EndRainbowViolence #RespetoNaman. This is to enlighten us about sexual harassments, discrimination and violence experienced by the LGBTQ community. The said campaign had […]

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Is the Philippines’ sex negativity fueling its AIDS crisis?

By Dwengster / February 14, 2019 / 0 Comments

February 14, 2019 Manila, Philippines Photo: TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images Blink, but don’t miss it: HIV-AIDS infection rates are soaring in the Philippines. In the wake of the 30th World AIDS Day (which HAPI celebrated by joining Quezon City’s annual pride march) and the recent passage of the Philippine HIV and AIDS Policy Act, I’ve been […]

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HAPI Juniors for Humanism

By Angelique / January 6, 2018 / 0 Comments

HAPI Juniors, under the Humanist Alliance Philippines, International, is a wing of HAPI that is intended for youth development. The main goal of this wing is to train future leaders in brainstorming, event-planning, and conducting their own activities for environmental and secular educational activities. It is also a venue for some youth to interact with […]

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HAPI Founder Featured

By Angelique / January 3, 2018 / 0 Comments

HAPI Founder and Chairwoman Emeritus have been featured in In-Sight Journal, a publication operating independently for public interests. Marissa Torres Langseth, also known to almost everyone as Miss M, discussed effective strategies for advancement on humanism projects, HAPI’s demographics, women’s rights and how religion affects women, and more. HAPI Founder was interviewed by Scott Douglas […]

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Secular Humanism in the Philippines

By Dwengster / October 22, 2017 / 0 Comments

By Emmanuel Ikan Astillero Oct 17, 2017 7:37 PM (+8 GMT) Makati, Philippines Humanist societies, such as HAPI, are atheistic, secular and humanistic. Members do not believe in the existence of a god, are non-religious, and adhere to a program of work where human interests, values, and dignity predominate. It is not an easy situation […]

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HAPI – Feeding sa Riles ng Alabang, Muntinlupa

By Hapi Editor / October 14, 2017 / 0 Comments

Maaga akong gumising upang magluto ng 15 kilos na spaghetti at 20 pcs whole fried chicken, nakahanda na rin ang 200 loot bags at 200 tetra pack juices. Dahil sa araw na ito ay ipagdidiwang naming ang Thanksgiving sa pamamagitan nang HAPI Feeding kasama ang isang napakabuting mag sing irog na sina Will Davidson at […]

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Finding Humanism

By Dwengster / September 19, 2017 / 0 Comments

Finding Humanism by Herb Burdeaux September 19, 2017 6PM (-8 GMT) Seattle, WA, USA We all have our story of how we found humanism, or like me, stumbled into it. Humanism being the great outlook of thought that attaches prime importance to human beings, rather than divine or supernatural entities. I was raised on an […]

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My Journey from Church to Atheism

By Dwengster / September 18, 2017 / 0 Comments

My Journey from Church to Atheism (with a stop at Agnosticism along the way) by Robin Carr September 17, 2017 10PM (-8 GMT) Vancouver, British Columbia Visitors to Canada’s province of Quebec often feel they are in Europe when they find themselves immersed in French Canadian culture. Its two major cities, Montreal and Quebec City, […]

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Philippine Original Place Names

By Dwengster / September 14, 2017 / 0 Comments

By Emmanuel Ikan Astillero September 14, 2017 8PM (+8 GMT) Makati, Philippines Before the Spaniards came in 1521, our place names were originally our own. When the Spaniards came, together with the forced subjugation of our society, and the forced conversion to Christianity, our original place names were replaced by foreign names. This practice of […]

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IN RETROSPECT: HAPI TREES YEAR 2

By Hapi Editor / August 11, 2017 / 0 Comments

HAPI TREES Year 2- Sept 11, 2016 21 chapters in about 20 provinces nationwide stood up in solidarity to care for our mother nature, last September 11, 2016. Hundreds of volunteers had joined and planted thousands of trees, mangroves and even grass at their locations. Such a widespread and big event was no easy task. […]

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