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A New Financial Team at HAPI

By Marissa Langseth | November 30, 2020

Greetings from New York  USA! May I present to you a very HAPI announcement: Please be informed that HAPI has a  new financial team starting December 2020, in celebration of our 7th HAPI anniversary, and to start anew for our 8th year. Ms. Maria Juana Valenzuela will be the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO),  while […]

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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 […]