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Kindness and Giving

By Alvin John Ballares / November 7, 2019 / 0 Comments

    Kindness and Giving by: Meimei Hammer Kindness and giving most of the time go hand in hand. However, there is a major difference between the two. The dictionary says, “Kindness is the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate”. The RAK or Random Acts of Kindness was founded in 1995 to inspire people […]

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How I Identified Myself As a Humanist

By Dwengster / October 23, 2019 / 0 Comments

How I Identified Myself As a Humanist by Madelyne Gauna Seoul, Korea Oct 10, 2019, 9:03 PM Growing up, I’ve always been that black sheep. I’m not a rebel child, I was a consistent honor student. I was valedictorian in Elementary, I graduated with High Honors in my Senior Years of High School… I never […]

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My Journey to Myself and to Humanism

By Dwengster / October 15, 2019 / 0 Comments

Quezon City, Philippines October 15, 2019 How does one become a skeptic? Is it a wiring anomaly in the brain as an aftermath of probably being bumped while in the womb or having been physically extricated from it? Awareness of one’s own true self does not come easily for many. Most often, a curious nature […]

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GMA 7 News TV Program Feature – REEL TIME, Ang Lihim ng Pamilya

By Dwengster / September 29, 2019 / 0 Comments

The Family Secret (Ang Lihim ng Pamilya) GMA 7 News Program REEL TIME Aired September 27, 2019 Featuring the Humanist Alliance Philippines International hapihumanist.org Copyright by GMA7 News and Public Affairs For educational purposes only. #ViolenceAgainstWomenAndChildren #VAWC #VAWSI #HAPIkami #HAPI #WeAreHumanists #Human1st #OneLifeToLive Thank you to Ms Shao Masula and Mr RJ Magno of GMA7 […]

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Love and Courage by Aman S. Bains

By Marissa Langseth / September 28, 2019 / 0 Comments

Let us hear from a millennial from NYC, USA and also my neighbor for over 18 years in Fresh Meadows, Queens, USA about love and courage. Aman was raised in the Sikh faith, in a multiethnic family, with ancestral roots in Sikhism, Islam and Catholicism. At a tender age of 18, Aman  has traveled far […]

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Stop Blaming a Minority for Wanting the Same Rights As You

By Sherwin Haro / September 14, 2019 / 0 Comments

Photo: George Calvelo/ABS-CBN News In light of the divided consensus over the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE) Equality Bill in the Senate and the recent brouhahas surrounding transgender woman Gretchen Diez, it’s occurred to me that there is now a greater pushback towards the LGBTQ+ community in the Philippines than ever before. […]

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Fall Seven Times and Stand Up Eight: A Story

By Javan Poblador / September 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

Every time he sees familiar faces passing by his humble home, Michael Magallanes never fails to greet with a big, bright smile. He would always want to make everyone feel welcome. However, that smile hasn’t always been there before, it took time before he could learn how to smile again. Michael was born in the […]

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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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