Success Stories

A Short Trip to Dumaguete

By Alvin John Ballares / March 10, 2020 / 0 Comments

A Short Trip to Dumaguete by Alvin John Ballares It’s been 6 months and 5 days long since I last stepped foot on Negros Island, some 688 kilometers away from Metro Manila my current home. A downpour greeted me upon arrival at Bacolod airport. Then I had to travel south, 6 hours via bus to […]

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Planeteers Unite! When HAPI joined Planet Cora

By Javan Poblador / February 9, 2020 / 0 Comments

Planeteers Unite! When HAPI joined Planet Cora Written by Mutya Valenzuela February 9, 2020 Las Piñas City, Philippines   January 24th marks the first Planet Cora Coastal Clean up for the year 2020 and as the HAPI Secretariat Head Operations I would not pass up that chance of joining them.  I have always been into […]

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DUYAN: A Love Without Borders

By Javan Poblador / January 29, 2020 / 0 Comments

According to Dr. Louie Ocampo, UNAIDS Philippines country director, Philippines has been ranked with the fastest-growing (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) HIV epidemic not only in Asia and the Pacific but in the world based on the UNAIDS 2018 report where it recorded about 13,384 new HIV infections, or a staggering 203% higher than the 4,419 infections […]

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HAPI Junior: 2 Years and Counting

By Javan Poblador / January 1, 2020 / 0 Comments

Time flies so fast and the milestones that we have achieved can sometimes be taken for granted because of how busy we are. The Juniors were gathered around recently for a meeting, usually talking about their future endeavors when they find themselves realizing that it’s been 2 years since HAPI Junior was established. They looked […]

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HAPI Enters a New Decade

By Alvin John Ballares / December 31, 2019 / 0 Comments

  As a new decade is about to unfold, let me give you a quick tour through 2019, and look at what we have accomplished as an organization and what new things to look forward to this coming 2020. NEW THINGS Let’s start with 2019, onset of the year if you have noticed our new […]

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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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Humanists Global : New HAPI Affiliate

By Marissa Langseth / August 11, 2019 / 0 Comments

Good news! HAPI has a new affiliate that will issue a tax deductible receipt, everytime you donate to HAPI through their website, Humanists Global. I just donated some money to an organization that caters to people outside the USA. They are called Brighter Brains Institute,  their projects are called Humanists Global. https://humanists.global/. The Brighter Brains Institute, […]

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Bacolod City’s Pride Parade 2019

By Javan Poblador / June 29, 2019 / 0 Comments

Members and allies of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ+) community gathered for the Pride Parade to show solidarity and celebrate the annual pride month on Saturday, June 22 at around Bacolod City Hall. This is dubbed “The Return Of Pride” to Bacolod City after having a 4-year hiatus and was organized by Tribu […]

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HAPI PRIDE 2019

By Dwengster / June 26, 2019 / 0 Comments

June 26, 2019 Bonifacio Global City, Taguig Why are we celebrating pride? A lot of people and even part of LGBTQ+ still don’t understand the reason why do we have the pride celebration. I hope in this simple and short information, these people will have further understanding about pride. This year marks the 50th anniversary […]

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Volunteerism: Behind the Curtains

By Javan Poblador / June 2, 2019 / 0 Comments

“An hour more,” I repeatedly murmured to myself. 90? 100? I counted again. 120 people managed to show up here. We were almost in disbelief! We have never initiated an event with a crowd as huge as this and it was never this ambitious. But the audacity to run through with this ambitious project is […]

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