Press Release: 2016 HAPI General Assembly to be held in Cebu City, PH

Posted by admin | Posted on February 4, 2016

Mr. Olarte works as a  Knowledge Management 
Adviser for the United Nations Headquarters
 in New York. 

HAPI will be having its first General Assembly on 21 February 2016 in Hamersons Hotel, Cebu City, Philippines. The purposes of the GA are to strengthen the strategy of the HAPI organization and the sense of community of members. “We believe that there is strength in numbers and diversity,” says Founding Chairperson Marissa Langseth.

The event is exclusive to Chapter leaders and members, and members of the Executive Committee. HAPI Assistant Chairperson Bobby Olarte will chair the Assembly, as well as represent the International Council. 
Hamersons Hotel, venue of 
the HAPI General Assembly 2016

Highlights of the event include: a panel discussion on promoting secular governance in the Philippines, to be led by Atty. Jesus Falcis; a lecture on the topic: “Why does secularism and humanism matter?” by noted columnist, blogger and businessman Andy Uyboco; and strategic planning for the HAPICON 2017.HAPI will also announce the recipient of the Humanist of the Year award.

The event is sponsored by individual donors from HAPI based in the USA and Europe: notably Cris Rafael Silao, International Liaison Officer, and Langseth herself, who will sponsor the solidarity dinner as a post-assembly event. 

Other sponsors include OFW and local members in Cebu, the American Humanist Association, and Atheist Alliance International.

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