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The Pandemic 2020 during Humanist Celebration Month

By Claris Quezon / June 30, 2020 / 0 Comments

June is World Humanist Month but in the Philippines June is typically the start of Academic Year. The pandemic have altered a lot of programs designated for learning. In our community alone, we are striving hard to put meals on the table rather than prioritizing the academic calendar. Even in education, there is a glaring […]

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Pandemic Fuels Domestic Violence

By Javan Poblador / June 29, 2020 / 0 Comments

Pandemic Fuels Domestic Violence by Glemir Sordilla Bacolod City   In a serene night, most people are enjoying their cozy sleep, not in our neighborhood though. Most of the time, all that can be heard are glasses shattering followed by shouts and incoherent wails. It took a lot of convincing from us so the wife […]

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Being a Nontheist in a Catholic School

By Javan Poblador / June 27, 2020 / 0 Comments

Being a Nontheist in a Catholic School by Joshua Villalobos Bacolod City     While state universities and colleges are still on the rise, it is an undeniable fact that when a student wants quality private education, the religious educational institutions are the “go tos”. That’s why many of us nontheists, atheists, agnostics, who want […]

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HAPI-NorthMin: Pa Champorado Kai Kid

By Javan Poblador / June 23, 2020 / 0 Comments

HAPI-NorthMin: Pa Champorado Kai Kid by Johnny L. Denden Cagayan de oro City, Misamis oriental.   Children are one of the most vulnerable sectors in our society when there is a crisis, especially in a developing country. We experience that one of the common problems in times of pandemic is food security.   Families are […]

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Our New Normal

By Javan Poblador / June 10, 2020 / 0 Comments

Our New Normal by Shawn Evans V. Quiming Malolos City, Bulacan   This pandemic has truly affected our daily lives. Even a thirteen-year-old grade seven like me felt its “curse”, the classes have been canceled in all levels with no advice when it will resume again. This causes a student like me, to change my […]

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World No Tobacco Day 2020

By Javan Poblador / June 1, 2020 / 0 Comments

World No Tobacco Day 2020 by Glemir Sordilla Bacolod City   Each year, the World Health Organization (WHO) sponsors World No Tobacco. This event is observed and celebrated globally on May 31 since 1987. Its purpose is to highlight the health risk that the tobacco epidemic caused along with drawing global attention to the policies […]

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Kindness spread faster than COVID-19

By Javan Poblador / May 27, 2020 / 0 Comments

Kindness spread faster than COVID-19 By Eldemar R. Sabete Bacolod City The massive spreading of the current pandemic threatens the existence of every human being but never its capacity to bring out our true humanity. It’s been months now since our government has declared community quarantines and lockdowns throughout the country in hopes that it […]

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A Journey into Atheism

By Javan Poblador / May 23, 2020 / 0 Comments

A Journey into Atheism By Eldemar R. Sabete Bacolod City Growing up in a Catholic family setting means, following the traditional way of living. To conserve, save, and protect the faith are expected to do by every member of the family. It’s natural to be conscious for a child who wants a sense of belongingness […]

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A Challenge to HAPI and its Humanistic Principles in These Trying Times

By Javan Poblador / May 19, 2020 / 0 Comments

A Challenge to HAPI and its Humanistic Principles in These Trying Times Written by Alain Presillas Cebu City, Philippines April 29, 2020 The COVID19 crisis touched many aspects of HAPI as an organization — from its standing in HUMANIST ideals to its financial capacity to run a financial drive to fund outreaches, the possible legal walls that our volunteers need to face because of fear of violating quarantine […]

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Bahay Pangarap… Haven for Shattered Trust

By Claris Quezon / May 18, 2020 / 0 Comments

Bahay Pangarap… Haven for Shattered Trust Written by Claris Quezon May 18, 2020 Guiguinto, Bulacan Bloodshot eyes… had not slept for almost 36 hours from capacity building and then had to pick up my stranded HAPI Central Co-Lead Convenor Mutya Valenzuela in our Las Pinas Headquarters before making a side trip relief op plan for […]

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