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Is the Philippines’ sex negativity fueling its AIDS crisis?

By Dwengster | 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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HAPI-Dumaguete Joins Zero Waste March

By Alvin John Ballares | February 13, 2019

  To set off a newly established Humanist Alliance Philippines, International (HAPI) chapter, HAPI-Dumaguete has its pioneering activity to take part in the first ever Zero Waste March held in Dumaguete City on January 19, 2019. The said event aims to celebrate the achievements of the zero waste movement in the city and the Negros Oriental province. […]

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My Journey as a Humanist

By Claris Quezon | February 2, 2019

This is all about me, myself and I, on the journey of being a humanist. I was brought up by a very devout catholic maternal grandmother who is part Spanish/Japanese. I grew up listening to her bible stories and the usual Latin prayers on Angelus hours but she was never the traditional catholic. She was […]

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Disaster Reduction and Climate change -a Humanist approach

By Claris Quezon | February 1, 2019

Preamble to make the listeners at ease in humanism as a context on disaster reduction and climate change. As most of you have gone through Grade 11 and Disaster Risk Reduction core subjects have been incorporated already in your curriculum, what I will do is give you a review but will focus on humanism as […]

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HAPI PWD FEEDING with AJ

By Alvin John Ballares | January 28, 2019

HAPI PWD FEEDING with AJ January 15, 2019 Consolacion, Cebu This is the fourth instalment of the monthly feeding event for persons with disabilities in Consolacion Cebu SPED Center, through the generosity of the Torres sisters. No Time To Waste Just fresh from my trips in Iloilo and Dumaguete, I took the late night bus […]

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Gerontocracy in the Philippines

By Marissa Langseth | January 27, 2019

This country, the Philippines,  is run by a Gerontocracy (rule of the old). The issue of the bill to lower the minimum age of criminal liability to 9 years old indicates a lack of progress in the outlook of many of our solons today. It would seem that this proposition is a mere shortcut or […]

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Sinulog in Cebu: Political in nature

By Marissa Langseth | January 20, 2019

The Sinulog is Political: – its religious symbolism and meanings are meant to reinforce the legitimacy of the Roman Catholic Church as a key institution of society. – its cultural performances and artisitic interpretations are not only displays of parts of Cebuano identity but a potent projection of soft power on a domestic and even […]

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HAPI Shows Filipino Spirit at YHI Asian Humanism Conference

By Alvin John Ballares | January 14, 2019

KAOHSIUNG, TAIWAN — Young Humanists International (YHI), formerly International Humanist and Ethical Youth Organization (IHEYO) assembled again the most active secular Humanists of Asia on December 29 and 30, 2018 in the port city of Kaohsiung in Taiwan. Hosting this year’s anticipated official YHI gathering was Humanistic Pastafarianism in Taiwan 台灣人文煮意麵團 (HPT) founded by YHI […]

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HAPI Jr Celebrates International Human Rights Day 2018

By Alvin John Ballares | January 8, 2019

  Every 10th of December, we get to celebrate the declaration that protects us, unites us, and makes our shared humanity more noble – the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This is where we get our written leverage for Human Rights from. This year will focus more on education. HAPI Jr started it early, as […]

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