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HAPI’s Back-to-Back Relief Ops for Typhoons Quinta, Rolly, and Ulysses

By Shane | November 28, 2020

By: Maria Juana Valenzuela “You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.” – John Bunyan Once Mother Nature gets angry, no amount of preparation can stop her from taking out her frustrations on humans. We were deeply heartbroken when we saw the aftermath of super typhoons that hit our […]

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Why You Should Support Senate Bill No. 1373

By Javan Poblador | November 16, 2020

Why You Should Support Senate Bill No. 1373 by Joshua Villalobos Bacolod City   Why You Should Support Senate Bill No. 1373 On Sunday, TV news magazine program Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho featured a 13-year old girl married to a 48-year old grown-up man in Mamasapano, Maguindanao.  To paint it visually, the “marriage” is between […]

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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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From Fear To Fascination

By Javan Poblador | November 13, 2020

From Fear To Fascination by Glemir P. Sordilla Bacolod City   The concept of fear has since plagued the human mind of its existence. How come something has the ability to make you tremble and make you feel dread? To explain fear is complicated it is the uneasiness or the feeling that something bad is […]

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Experiencing the Pandemic as a Humanist

Experiencing the Pandemic as a Humanist

By Javan Poblador | November 10, 2020

Experiencing the Pandemic as a Humanist by Angie Driskell Metro Manila   The height of the COVID-19 outbreak brought out the heroes in so many people. It was during this time that I saw how strangers banded together in order to help their countrymen who had lost their jobs and income. Not even the negative […]

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ALTERING THE ALTERNATE WORLD

Altering The Alternate World

By Javan Poblador | November 9, 2020

Altering The Alternate World by Steven A. Angelo   There had been a series of stories of people in their struggle during this health crisis. Due to intensive quarantine restrictions, and lockdowns, people have longed for their reconnection to the real world: to communicate with others, have fun, party all night, take on scenic trips, […]

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HAPI Spotlight: Mutya Valenzuela

By Shane | November 6, 2020

Sherwin Dane Haro Nov. 3, 2020 San Jose, Antique, Philippines Audio narration by Shane Haro All too often, we hear stories about people who experience a painful childhood and come out the other side too broken to ever enact positive change in the world. Mutya Valenzuela, HAPI Board of Trustees member and one of the […]

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HAPI Scholars’ Official Statement on Islamic Extremism in France

By Javan Poblador | November 1, 2020

HAPI Scholars’ Official Statement on Islamic Extremism in France   We, young humanists from the Philippines, join the international community in expressing our indignation towards the archaic and cruel acts of Islamic extremism in France. We denounce, in the strongest possible terms, the increasing cases of horrific murders and other horrendous acts of Islamic extremists […]

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Keeping the Ball Rolling

By Javan Poblador | October 29, 2020

Keeping the Ball Rolling by Donna T. Darantinao Dumaguete City   Travels. Food trips. Escapades. Night outs. Classes in person. We all know that the pandemic has prevented a lot of group activities we have planned even before 2020 arrived at our feet. It is similar to an entire meal being put to waste because […]

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