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Anxiety in Surviving Poverty

By Shane | July 30, 2021

By Glemir Sordilla HAPI Scholar Have any of you experienced dreading the arrival of your disconnection notice from the electric company? How about the horrible situation where you and your family will not be able to eat because of your empty rice container? I am pretty sure every one of us was once in that […]

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Welcome to the HAPI Jr. “Family Fair”!

By Shane | July 25, 2021

By Angie Driskell HAPI Jr. Ambassador Not only did the pandemic make it difficult to spend time with the children of Manila and Caloocan City throughout 2020, it also made it near-impossible to mount any of HAPI Jr.’s planned events. But finally, last July 18, everything came full circle with HAPI Jr. – Family Fair. It was […]

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HAPI Jr. and HAPI Kids Serve “Love in a Bowl”

By Shane | July 23, 2021

By Angie Driskell HAPI Jr. Ambassador Rain or shine, HAPI Jr. and HAPI Kids – Alabang always do their best to deliver what they promise! This was the case last July 17, 2021 at the ‘Love in a Bowl’ event held in Alabang, Muntinlupa City. Not all of the children were able to join the […]

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A Failure of Human Empathy: The Salem Witch Trials

By Shane | July 14, 2021

By Edgar Louis de Gracia HAPI Scholar The Salem Witch Trials were a series of witchcraft cases in 1692-1693 in colonial Massachusetts. It was believed that witches were young women and men who were possessed by the devil or involved themselves in “the dark arts”. By then, the belief wasn’t new: the idea of the […]

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Celebrating the HAPI Woman, Pt. 1: Janice Buenaventura

By Shane | July 9, 2021

By Donna T. Darantinao HAPI Youth Ambassador An epitome of strength, that’s what she is. Overcoming various struggles through the course of her life was never easy especially because she lives in a society where women are expected to commit no mistakes and to appear with unblemished faces. At first glance, you will see a […]

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“19 Pesos for 19 Families” – A Donation Drive by HAPI Bacolod

By Shane | June 29, 2021

By Glemir Sordilla HAPI Bacolod / HAPI Scholar On the warm, bright day of June 18, 2021, the City of Bacolod was once again shocked by news of a fire incident that broke out in one of its barangays. Brgy. Bata, Purok Riverside Zone 2 is one of the city’s most heavily populated communities, an area […]

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Why I, a Teenager, Don’t Believe in a God

By Shane | June 28, 2021

By Edgar Louis de Gracia HAPI Scholar When I was a young boy, I was subjected to religious indoctrination. For the longest time, I was led to believe that asking for forgiveness, being good, and praying to God would help; my young self believed those words and never questioned them. As time passed, when I […]

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“Humanism” in 6 Philippine Languages

By Shane | June 23, 2021

So yes, when it comes to humanism, actions truly speak louder than words… but make no mistake, words can still be pretty powerful! And so we at Humanist Alliance Philippines, International, in acknowledgment and appreciation of the rich diversity of languages in our country, would like to present the Bikolano, Bisaya, Hiligaynanon, Ilokano, Tagalog, and […]

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HAPI and its Livelihood Programs for Moms!

By Shane | June 17, 2021

By Mutya Valenzuela HAPI CFO Mothers are often the central pillars of their families, yet as women, they continue to face persistent inequality and injustice and bear the brunt of poverty. To overcome poverty, women must be empowered. When women are able to improve their lives, they transfer these improvements to the lives of their […]

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