Is Laughter Our Best Medicine?

By Contributor / May 17, 2023

“It’s more fun in the Philippines.” For years… this famous tagline has attracted tourists and businesses to the Philippines. But it relates to more than just the tourist destinations like El Nido and Baguio: it refers to the happy-go-lucky nature of Filipinos too. Filipinos are indeed joyful despite crises and disasters; they are still able […]

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Beyond Academics: Teaching Humanism in Schools

By Contributor / May 14, 2023

Humanism is a philosophy that emphasises the importance of human values and dignity. It is a value system that celebrates the potential for human beings to achieve greatness in both their personal and collective endeavours. Therefore, it is essential to include humanism in schools. One of the primary reasons for this is that humanism provides […]

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From Gardens to Tables with HAPI-Bulacan

By Contributor / May 13, 2023

“The garden suggests that there might be a place where we can meet nature half way.” – Michael Pollan HAPI-Bulacan has been working tirelessly for the growth and maintenance of its hydroponics garden. This community garden aims to increase food security, improve local ecology, and promote unity among the locals. “HAPI CFO Mutya Valenzuela started […]

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Spreading Joy: HAPI-CDO Program to Feed and Delight Children in Need

By Contributor / May 4, 2023

The HAPI-CDO team conducted the HAPI Arroz Caldo for Kids feeding activity at Sitio San Pedro Taguanao, Brgy. Indahag, Cagayan de Oro City last April 23, 2023. The activity was supported by Kagawad Bruno Exequil of Brgy. Indahag, the Sangguniang Kabataan of Indahag, and Sitio San Pedro officers.  The feeding activity took place in a […]

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Nourishing Young Minds: HAPI-CDO Nutritious Feeding Activity for Kids

By Contributor / May 2, 2023

HAPI-Cagayan de Oro successfully conducted a feeding activity at a relocation area in Barangay Indahag, Cagayan de Oro City last February 26, 2023. The initiative was organized by Johnny L. Denden, HAPI-CDO Lead Convenor, in collaboration with the Phase 1 Habitat Youth Organization headed by Kerwin Goro and Lowen Pantaleon. About 100 children were present […]

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The Paradox of Peace: How Humans Disrupt Harmony in a Peaceful World

By Contributor / April 1, 2023

We are part of a marvellous natural cycle where the sun sets and rises, the seasons change, and flora and fauna cohabit in perfect harmony. The world is mostly a peaceful place, as shown by its oceans, mountains, and forests. But as soon as humans are included in the mix, the balance is thrown off […]

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Promoting Humanism to Avert Crab Mentality

By Contributor / March 28, 2023

As destructive behaviors go, crab mentality harms not only individuals but society as a whole. Among Filipinos, this infamous mentality can be traced back to colonial-era Philippines, where the colonizers pitted the people against each other to maintain control. Tragically, Filipinos came to perpetuate crab mentality themselves after decades of internalisation, leading to unhealthy competition […]

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EmpowHER: HAPI Women are Empowered Women

By Contributor / March 26, 2023

Though we still have a long way to go, it’s wonderful to see how far women have come. In the growth and advancement of society, women are fundamental. A modern, productive world is unimaginable without them. Brig Young famously said that “if you are educating a man, then you are educating only one person, but […]

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What’s the Deal with Schrodinger and His Cat?

By Junelie Velonta / March 18, 2023

Thought experiments are famous for a reason. They’re fun tools that simplify scientific concepts without involving much of the unwieldy math. In essence, they are springboards to rigorous scientific discussion, using intuition first and mathematics and experimentation after. But therein lies the catch: intuition. Like with any field, common people who are not involved in […]

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Smart Shaming: A Threat to Our Collective Intelligence

By Contributor / March 18, 2023

People often say that students are the future. This may be true, but it doesn’t mean they are immune to the effects of smart shaming. Smart shaming is when someone puts you down publicly, often on social media, for expressing or giving them the correct information. It implies that you are stupid, trying hard, or […]

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