humanism

Humane Treatment of Cancer

By Claris Quezon / November 23, 2019 / 0 Comments

The advocacies that I support are directly connected with one another and at times is personally related on me. See, both sides of my family are cancer carriers, which makes  me being susceptible to it. My mother had me very late in her life and dad was already taking a lot of medication because of […]

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I am for Civil Union

By Claris Quezon / November 16, 2019 / 0 Comments

I have always advocated for civil union of the same sex because it is the right of every individual to enter into a contract. Controversy aside, let us focus on the human relationship, and not on their unacceptable social norms as others perceived it to be. Sexual orientation and gender identity has nothing to do […]

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Kindness and Giving

By Alvin John Ballares / November 7, 2019 / 0 Comments

    Kindness and Giving by: Meimei Hammer Kindness and giving most of the time go hand in hand. However, there is a major difference between the two. The dictionary says, “Kindness is the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate”. The RAK or Random Acts of Kindness was founded in 1995 to inspire people […]

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HAPI Founder spotlighted in “The Fil-Am” Magazine

By Sherwin Haro / October 30, 2019 / 0 Comments

Marissa Torres-Langseth, HAPI Founder and Chairperson Emeritus, was featured in the October 2019 issue of The FilAm as one of its main cover stories. This marked Langseth’s second appearance on the New York-based, Filipino-American lifestyle magazine after being featured in 2012. In the latest issue, she discusses the development of her activism since her first […]

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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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