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Is the Philippines’ sex negativity fueling its AIDS crisis?

By Dwengster / February 14, 2019 / 0 Comments

February 14, 2019 Manila, Philippines Photo: TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images Blink, but don’t miss it: HIV-AIDS infection rates are soaring in the Philippines. In the wake of the 30th World AIDS Day (which HAPI celebrated by joining Quezon City’s annual pride march) and the recent passage of the Philippine HIV and AIDS Policy Act, I’ve been […]

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My Journey as a Humanist

By Claris Quezon / February 2, 2019 / 0 Comments

This is all about me, myself and I, on the journey of being a humanist. I was brought up by a very devout catholic maternal grandmother who is part Spanish/Japanese. I grew up listening to her bible stories and the usual Latin prayers on Angelus hours but she was never the traditional catholic. She was […]

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Disaster Reduction and Climate change -a Humanist approach

By Claris Quezon / February 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

Preamble to make the listeners at ease in humanism as a context on disaster reduction and climate change. As most of you have gone through Grade 11 and Disaster Risk Reduction core subjects have been incorporated already in your curriculum, what I will do is give you a review but will focus on humanism as […]

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HAPI Shows Filipino Spirit at YHI Asian Humanism Conference

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

KAOHSIUNG, TAIWAN — Young Humanists International (YHI), formerly International Humanist and Ethical Youth Organization (IHEYO) assembled again the most active secular Humanists of Asia on December 29 and 30, 2018 in the port city of Kaohsiung in Taiwan. Hosting this year’s anticipated official YHI gathering was Humanistic Pastafarianism in Taiwan 台灣人文煮意麵團 (HPT) founded by YHI […]

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HAPI Jr Celebrates International Human Rights Day 2018

By Alvin John Ballares / January 8, 2019 / 0 Comments

  Every 10th of December, we get to celebrate the declaration that protects us, unites us, and makes our shared humanity more noble – the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This is where we get our written leverage for Human Rights from. This year will focus more on education. HAPI Jr started it early, as […]

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Five Amazing Years of Secular Humanism in the Philippines

By Alvin John Ballares / January 4, 2019 / 0 Comments

First of all, happy New Year! This floating pale blue ark we’re on just completed an orbital travel, some 150 million kms. from the surface of the Sun. It’s been a safe 365-day journey humans, we made it! HAPI is five years now, who would have thought that a secular humanism would even have its […]

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Humanism through Acts of Random Kindness

By Bryan Valentino / December 30, 2018 / 0 Comments

Before the year ends, the Humanist Alliance of the Philippines, International (HAPI) helped organize another successful event called the Act of Random Kindness (ARK) Project. Approximately 200 people attended both the morning and afternoon events of the project. The morning event was for the rural community in Talisay City for 70 children. In the afternoon […]

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The Guardians of Pain

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen / December 24, 2018 / 0 Comments

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen The Roman Catholic Christian Church Pope Francis – the guy who thinks he is the only Pope should look into the Discordians, adjacent to the Church of the SubGenius and its SubGenii – remarked on the problems with drug abuse or, less moralistically, substance misuse in the context of Duterte (Romero, […]

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HAPI – PWD COOL TREAT IN CEBU

By Alvin John Ballares / December 21, 2018 / 0 Comments

Cool Treat for Cebu PWD (Persons With Disability) This is the second installment of the PWD feeding in Cebu courtesy of the Torres sisters: Patricia, Marissa, and Agustina. While the other two sisters who sponsored the event are away in the US, Agustina Torres braved the heat of the 11:30 sun in Cebu last December […]

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The Quezon City Pride March 2018 – Championing LGBTQ+ Rights and HIV/AIDS Awareness

By Dwengster / December 16, 2018 / 0 Comments

Hotel Rembrandt, Tomas Morato, Quezon City December 8, 2018 (Alvin Kasiban / MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO) The Humanist Alliance Philippines International (HAPI) once again graced the annual celebration of rainbow colors in the city of Quezon City. Campaigning for HIV/AIDS prevention and human rights, Quezon City traditionally holds this event in the Tomas Morato area. […]

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