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A Tree in Focus: Pinus Kesiya

By Shane | July 11, 2020

Steven Angelo July 2020 City of San Fernando, La Union When we go up north, we always aim to be in the City of Pines, Baguio City, to feel its cold weather, to mesmerize the beauty of Cordillera Mountains and to feel the bristles of pine trees. Intimate love for Baguio means in-depth love for […]

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Fulfilling Dreams, Pt. 1: Bahay Pangarap

By Shane | July 9, 2020

Angie Driskell June 18, 2020 Metro Manila 2020 was meant to be a year full of hope and accomplishments. It was a year I believed would become unforgettable… and it did, but for all the wrong reasons. I struggled to find alternative ways to reach out to those who may need help, or even just […]

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COVID-19 Mythbusters

By Shane | July 6, 2020

Alvin John Ballares July 2020 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Corona Virus, beyond dispute, has changed our lives. This virus has shut down the world, cancelled our vacations, made us pack more pounds, caused depression, and in other ways we never expected. Right, what a bummer! What exacerbates this pandemic is the proliferation of wrong information that […]

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A Look Back, Pt. II: HAPI’s 2nd Quarter

By Shane | July 3, 2020

Fresh out of June, which is World Humanist Month, the Humanist Alliance Philippines, International (HAPI) caps off a successful second quarter of 2020 in which we saw not just the continuation of the COVID-19 pandemic but the resilient response of Filipinos to it. In truth, the efforts of independent, non-government organizations like HAPI are just […]

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The Pandemic 2020 during Humanist Celebration Month

By Claris Quezon | June 30, 2020

June is World Humanist Month but in the Philippines June is typically the start of Academic Year. The pandemic have altered a lot of programs designated for learning. In our community alone, we are striving hard to put meals on the table rather than prioritizing the academic calendar. Even in education, there is a glaring […]

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Pandemic Fuels Domestic Violence

By Javan Poblador | June 29, 2020

Pandemic Fuels Domestic Violence by Glemir Sordilla Bacolod City   In a serene night, most people are enjoying their cozy sleep, not in our neighborhood though. Most of the time, all that can be heard are glasses shattering followed by shouts and incoherent wails. It took a lot of convincing from us so the wife […]

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Being a Nontheist in a Catholic School

By Javan Poblador | June 27, 2020

Being a Nontheist in a Catholic School by Joshua Villalobos Bacolod City   While state universities and colleges are still on the rise, it is an undeniable fact that when a student wants quality private education, the religious educational institutions are the “go tos”. That’s why many of us nontheists, atheists, agnostics, who want access […]

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Stuck In Reverse

By Javan Poblador | June 25, 2020

Stuck In Reverse by Rachelle Charlaine Cebu City I had an average Distinction grade in Bachelor of Visual Arts at Monash University, I was invited by the Dean to dinner for top students, but I could not finish the remaining two years because of family issues regarding having a relationship with a Muslim student there. […]

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HAPI-NorthMin: Pa Champorado Kai Kid

By Javan Poblador | June 23, 2020

HAPI-NorthMin: Pa Champorado Kai Kid by Johnny L. Denden Cagayan de oro City, Misamis oriental.   Children are one of the most vulnerable sectors in our society when there is a crisis, especially in a developing country. We experience that one of the common problems in times of pandemic is food security.   Families are […]

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