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Empathy in Humanism

By Marissa Langseth / October 21, 2019 / 0 Comments

What is sympathy, empathy, altruism in humanism? The English dictionary contains many words that either have the same meaning, almost have the same meanings, opposite in meanings, pronounced the same way but of different meanings, and so forth. Thus we have what we call homonyms, antonyms, heteronyms and synonyms. Today I would like to talk […]

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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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Bahay Pangarap : Celebration of Being Human

By Claris Quezon / September 21, 2019 / 0 Comments

I have been informed by our founder that a GMA 7 researcher is looking for me for they are interested to make a documentary or run a stoy about an advocacy we are supporting, and people in our organization knows that once you are given an instruction she is expecting result. She has given instruction […]

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LAUGHTER YOGA: FINDING ONE’S HAPPINESS

By Javan Poblador / September 21, 2019 / 0 Comments

“When you laugh; you change and when you change, the world changes around you” – Dr. Madan Kataria Humanist Alliance Philippines, International (HAPI) launched its new fundraising event, “HAPI Laughter Yoga Class” last August 18, 2019, at the Rotary Center, Quezon City. Laughter yoga originated in Mumbai, India in 1995 and was the brainchild of […]

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Sustainable Future for Our Community

By Claris Quezon / September 15, 2019 / 0 Comments

My personal definition of “sustainable,” meant being able to start a program that can be replicated, thus,  creating an objective that shall support its long term goals. We are therefore building a sustainable future by implementing agricultural projects and empowering animal husbandry. Through the help and grant from HAPI, selected families of Haduan Negrito Families […]

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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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We Condemn Gender Discrimination

By Alvin John Ballares / August 14, 2019 / 0 Comments

The Humanist Alliance Philippines, International condemns the horrendous act of discrimination against transgender woman, Gretchen Diez, by a janitress and the other staff members of Farmers’ Plaza Mall in Cubao. Yesterday, transgender woman Gretchen Diez was humiliated in a mall restroom. Not only that Gretchen was blocked from using the women’s restroom, she was dragged […]

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SwimBikeRun.PH Challenge

By Claris Quezon / July 29, 2019 / 0 Comments

A challenge will not be a challenge unless there is enough difficulty to meet the criteria. When we were invited by SwimBikeRun.PH to be an exhibitor for their July 28, 2019 triathlete event were a bunch of go getters with a mission. That means, we HAPI Central Luzon has to plan and to deliver what […]

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Cafe Humaniste in Ormoc: Preventing Human Trafficking and Child Labor

By Alvin John Ballares / July 26, 2019 / 0 Comments

Another success for the humanist community in the Philippines Humanists International, in collaboration with Humanist Alliance Philippines, International conducted its 2nd instalment of Cafe Humaniste in Ormoc City, Leyte, Philippines. Cafe Humaniste aims to promote values of humanism and rational thinking by way of informal discussions – and this time, literally over coffee. Organized by […]

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