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LAUGHTER YOGA: FINDING ONE’S HAPPINESS

By Javan Poblador | September 21, 2019

“When you laugh; you change and when you change, the world changes around you” – Dr. Madan Kataria Humanist Alliance Philippines, International (HAPI) launched its new fundraising event, “HAPI Laughter Yoga Class” last August 18, 2019, at the Rotary Center, Quezon City. Laughter yoga originated in Mumbai, India in 1995 and was the brainchild of […]

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Sustainable Future for Our Community

By Claris Quezon | September 15, 2019

My personal definition of “sustainable,” meant being able to start a program that can be replicated, thus,  creating an objective that shall support its long term goals. We are therefore building a sustainable future by implementing agricultural projects and empowering animal husbandry. Through the help and grant from HAPI, selected families of Haduan Negrito Families […]

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Stop Blaming a Minority for Wanting the Same Rights As You

By Sherwin Haro | September 14, 2019

Photo: George Calvelo/ABS-CBN News In light of the divided consensus over the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE) Equality Bill in the Senate and the recent brouhahas surrounding transgender woman Gretchen Diez, it’s occurred to me that there is now a greater pushback towards the LGBTQ+ community in the Philippines than ever before. […]

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When SOGIE Equality Bill Finds an Ally in a Catholic Activist Nun

By Alvin John Ballares | September 12, 2019

You’re not mistaken; this post is by me, among all people, a secular Humanist. In case you missed it, I don’t believe in any god, not anymore. I believe in humans and their instinct to do what is good and right based on lessons passed on by our ancestors from 6 million years ago. But […]

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Fall Seven Times and Stand Up Eight: A Story

By Javan Poblador | September 1, 2019

Every time he sees familiar faces passing by his humble home, Michael Magallanes never fails to greet with a big, bright smile. He would always want to make everyone feel welcome. However, that smile hasn’t always been there before, it took time before he could learn how to smile again. Michael was born in the […]

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TAO – A Café Humaniste

By Javan Poblador | August 21, 2019

Throughout history, religion has shaped people’s culture, society, and a sense of morality. But what role does it play in the progressive modern world? In a secular state? Can one be a good person without “faith”? Both non-religious and religious participants coming from different schools, civil society and organizations were able to explore these questions […]

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What has become of America?

By Javan Poblador | August 14, 2019

Like many of my fellow Americans and people across the world I am saddened and angry at the gun violence and white supremacy that has reared its ugly head in America.  It is a terrible evolution of the American Republic and speaks volumes of America in the 21st century. Recently I have wondered how did […]

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We Condemn Gender Discrimination

By Alvin John Ballares | August 14, 2019

The Humanist Alliance Philippines, International condemns the horrendous act of discrimination against transgender woman, Gretchen Diez, by a janitress and the other staff members of Farmers’ Plaza Mall in Cubao. Yesterday, transgender woman Gretchen Diez was humiliated in a mall restroom. Not only that Gretchen was blocked from using the women’s restroom, she was dragged […]

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Humanists Global : New HAPI Affiliate

By Marissa Langseth | August 11, 2019

Good news! HAPI has a new affiliate that will issue a tax deductible receipt, everytime you donate to HAPI through their website, Humanists Global. I just donated some money to an organization that caters to people outside the USA. They are called Brighter Brains Institute,  their projects are called Humanists Global. https://humanists.global/. The Brighter Brains Institute, […]

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