Philippines

#PH500 – The National Quincentenary Commemoration

By Shane / March 17, 2021

Everyone knows the date. The legacy of Yoyoy Villame will forever outlive him as Filipinos all over the islands and all over the world sing March 16, 1521 with the one rhythm everyone seems to know. Yet, as widespread as that song is, it isn’t entirely correct. Of course, the jokes about Magellan crying for […]

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How Too Much Religiosity Can be Dangerous in Times of Calamities

How Too Much Religiosity Can be Dangerous in Times of Calamities

By Javan Poblador / November 14, 2020

How Too Much Religiosity Can be Dangerous in Times of Calamities by Joshua Villalobos Bacolod City   “It is their fault because they didn’t leave.” “They deserve that; They should have evacuated.”   These are the common lines of victim-blaming that circulate after a strong typhoon or a serious calamity happens. The concept of leavers […]

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Donating Rice and Sardines to HAPI KIDS Alabang

By Shane / October 10, 2020

Maria Juana Valenzuela Malolos, Bulacan “Today’s children are tomorrow’s future. They hold the future in their little hands. What we give them today is our tomorrow. Make sure everyone understands.” Last October 5, Jamie Del Rosario-Martinez, Project Coordinator of Humanist Alliance Philippines International in Alabang went out to give some rice and sardines to the […]

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Kaninong Dagat?

By Javan Poblador / May 2, 2020

Kaninong Dagat? Written by Junelie Anthony Velonta May 1, 2020 Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental If a friendship requires a person to give up what is theirs, then that is not friendship. In the same vein, if friendly relations with other states requires giving up what is rightfully owned by the Filipino people, then those relations […]

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When We Care, We Never Forget : HAPI Junior

By Javan Poblador / March 7, 2020

The days leading up to February 25 are the period of time where we are always reminded about what happened on that day in the year 1986. From tv commercials to newspapers and social media articles, like this one, for example, we are being informed about the EDSA People Power Revolution. This year the country […]

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HAPI, the Humanist Voice in the Philippines

By ADMIN01 / July 11, 2019

    July 11, 2019 Quezon City, Philippines The Humanist Alliance Philippines International (HAPI) is a member of a global community of humanists and as such, HAPI is committed to uphold the promotion of free thinking, environmental protection, gender equality, freedom of speech, and equal protection of individual rights and liberties which includes that of […]

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HAPI Jr. 2nd Balangaw Project

By Alvin John Ballares / May 21, 2019

Balangaw Project   A successful “The Balangaw Project: Empowering the LGBTQ+ community through Education” was held last April 27, 2019 at Barangay Mandalagan with the partnership of their Sangguniang Kabataan. With the success of the first Balangaw project, the Juniors brought the event to another close and populated barangay. The majority of the participants is […]

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Is the Philippines’ sex negativity fueling its AIDS crisis?

By ADMIN01 / February 14, 2019

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

By ADMIN01 / December 16, 2018

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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HAPI General Assembly : Award for Excellence

By Marissa Langseth / October 23, 2018

The HAPI General Assembly was tremendously successful in Bacolod, Philippines,  with fantastic and fabulous presentations of  Masskara fest and HAPI kids  dancing from Bacolod and topics galore that inspired the attendees from all over the globe. But the highlight of the general assembly,  is the appreciation and  presentation of “Awards for Excellence” to the  three  […]

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