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Isang Panganganinag Ngayong Araw ng Kalayaan

By Shane / June 12, 2021

Ni Junelie Velonta HAPI Scholar Nasa kalagitnaan ng kalayaang Pilipino ang pantay na karapatan ng bawat mamamayan, bunga ng dugo at pawis ng ating mga ninuno gamit ang kanilang mga itak, baril, at boses. Ngunit kung susuriin ang kasaysayan, tayo’y lumaya sa mga rehimeng mapang-api, pero hindi natibag ang mga kadena na sumisimbolo ng ating […]

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Baking 101 with HAPI-Zambales!

By Shane / May 24, 2021

By Van Catayong HAPI-Zambales Lead Convenor “Give a man bread and he will eat for a day; teach him how to bake and he will eat a lifetime.” During HAPI National’s visit to Anawangin Cove in San Antonio, Zambales last March, we did a brainstorming activity along the beach about possible future projects that our […]

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My Religious Family Finally Found Out I’m an Atheist

By Shane / April 27, 2021

By Glemir Sordilla HAPI Scholar Ever since I was a kid, I bombarded my parents with my curiosity. “Why does the moon follow me everywhere?” I used to ask, or “Why did you say Santa gave me my gift when I know it’s from you?” Despite my genuine interest and hunger for answers, they always […]

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bible, church, wedding

An Atheistic God

By Shane / April 13, 2021

By Rado Gatchalian The FILOsopher For centuries, this mind-boggling question, “Does God exist?” has catapulted our civilizations to secondary, yet also primal, questions of peace and violence, of good and evil, of liberty and authority. It is 2021 and we still battle with this one fundamental question that ultimately defines our existence: who we are […]

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Science and humanism will get us through this pandemic

By Shane / April 5, 2021

By Merlie Figura HammerChemist & Retired Medical Underwriter Some basic definitions: an epidemic is when a disease affects a large number of people within a community, population, or region. A pandemic is an epidemic that has spread over multiple countries or continents. As Covid-19 began spreading in Wuhan, China, it became an epidemic. When the disease spread […]

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Believing in BL Series

By Shane / February 3, 2021

By Steven Angelo Abellera La Union, PhilippinesHAPI Member When lockdown got imposed in the Philippines, many of us immediately started wondering what we could to keep us busy throughout the duration of the community quarantine. It was from that boredom that the YouTube BL (or Boys’ Love) series sensation blew up. While the term might […]

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From Pastor to Heretic: AJ Ballares | HAPI Spotlight

By Shane / January 22, 2021

by Sherwin Dane Haro San Jose, Antique, Philippines January 16, 2021 As far as character arcs go, “varsity chess player” to “mixed martial artist” to “seminarian” to “pastor” to “HAPI Executive Director” might be as wild as it gets, and yet that’s exactly the route that the man on today’s Spotlight, Alvin John “AJ” Ballares, […]

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HAPI Spotlight: Javan Lev

By Shane / December 11, 2020

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 Spotlight: Mutya Valenzuela

By Shane / November 6, 2020

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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HAPI Spotlight: Filipinas del Valle

By Shane / September 1, 2020

Sherwin Dane Haro Aug. 26, 2020 San Jose, Antique, Philippines Audio version of the article. Narrated by Shane Haro. Striking up a casual convo with HAPI Executive Secretary Filipinas del Valle, the first thing you’ll probably notice is her total lack of a filter. With that rowdy attitude, loud cackle and a potty mouth that […]

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