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Women Empowerment: Best Told In Books

By Javan Poblador / December 31, 2020

Women Empowerment: Best Told In Books by Glemir Sordilla Bacolod City   The fight for equality in the treatment of men and women had ignited a cultural war that raged for decades thus many people call it the “longest revolution.” Until now, women are still struggling to get involved in the conversation and for their […]

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What We Can Learn from Jesus

By Javan Poblador / December 24, 2020

What We Can Learn from Jesus by Junelie Anthony Velonta   Many who live the secular lifestyle shun religious texts and teachings. While it is understandable as some texts and beliefs are reminiscent of divisive bronze age traditions, and as such have no place in the modern world where equality is key, those that do […]

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E-Numan: A Cafe Humanisté Amid Crisis

By Javan Poblador / December 16, 2020

E-Numan: A Cafe Humanisté Amid Crisis by  Donna T. Darantinao Dumaguete City   Indeed, time constantly pushes humankind to evolve into every bit of its potential we wish we could have reached in the past. Although humanism has since existence during the 13th and 14th centuries, we can never deny that it has become more […]

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What Does an Atheist Feel Listening to Christmas Songs?

By Javan Poblador / December 9, 2020

What Does an Atheist Feel Listening to Christmas Songs? by Glemir Sordilla Bacolod City   You know you are a Filipino when the “-ber” months come in and you wake up to “whenever I see girls and boys selling lanterns on the streets,” iconic lyrics from Jose Mari Chan’s song. No, I am not kidding. […]

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[OPINION] Anti-SOGIE Advocates Should Stop Fear-Mongering

By Javan Poblador / December 1, 2020

Anti-SOGIE Advocates Should Stop Fear-Mongering by Joshua Villalobos Bacolod City   This is one of the first articles I would write in response to absurd arguments and lies against the SOGIE Equality Law. Fortunately, we don’t have a class in PE so I had the time to construct a response to lies. We cannot allow […]

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How Too Much Religiosity Can be Dangerous in Times of Calamities

How Too Much Religiosity Can be Dangerous in Times of Calamities

By Javan Poblador / November 14, 2020

How Too Much Religiosity Can be Dangerous in Times of Calamities by Joshua Villalobos Bacolod City   “It is their fault because they didn’t leave.” “They deserve that; They should have evacuated.”   These are the common lines of victim-blaming that circulate after a strong typhoon or a serious calamity happens. The concept of leavers […]

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ALTERING THE ALTERNATE WORLD

Altering The Alternate World

By Javan Poblador / November 9, 2020

Altering The Alternate World by Steven A. Angelo   There had been a series of stories of people in their struggle during this health crisis. Due to intensive quarantine restrictions, and lockdowns, people have longed for their reconnection to the real world: to communicate with others, have fun, party all night, take on scenic trips, […]

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HAPI Scholars’ Official Statement on Islamic Extremism in France

By Javan Poblador / November 1, 2020

HAPI Scholars’ Official Statement on Islamic Extremism in France   We, young humanists from the Philippines, join the international community in expressing our indignation towards the archaic and cruel acts of Islamic extremism in France. We denounce, in the strongest possible terms, the increasing cases of horrific murders and other horrendous acts of Islamic extremists […]

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Keeping the Ball Rolling

By Javan Poblador / October 29, 2020

Keeping the Ball Rolling by Donna T. Darantinao Dumaguete City   Travels. Food trips. Escapades. Night outs. Classes in person. We all know that the pandemic has prevented a lot of group activities we have planned even before 2020 arrived at our feet. It is similar to an entire meal being put to waste because […]

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Young Filipino Humanists Call for the Release of Mubarak Bala

By Javan Poblador / October 16, 2020

Young Filipino Humanists Call for Release of Mubarak Bala By Joshua Villalobos Bacolod City   Young humanists from all over the Philippines called for the release of outspoken atheist, Mubarak Bala, arrested because of his Facebook post. Bala was arrested on April 28 and only after 162 days after his arrest and enforced disappearance was […]

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