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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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Wider, Broader, Deeper, and Longer: The Banality of Moving the Goal Posts

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen | January 5, 2019

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Andrew Sullivan, prominent and long-time essayist, declared every person has a religion. By implication, this would include atheists, as most see themselves, likely, as a-religious within the referent frame of a-theism. This seems more wrong than right, and also appears to miss the basic nature of religion: handed down answers, or, […]

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Five Amazing Years of Secular Humanism in the Philippines

By Alvin John Ballares | January 4, 2019

First of all, happy New Year! This floating pale blue ark we’re on just completed an orbital travel, some 150 million kms. from the surface of the Sun. It’s been a safe 365-day journey humans, we made it! HAPI is five years now, who would have thought that a secular humanism would even have its […]

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Humanism through Acts of Random Kindness

By Bryan Valentino | December 30, 2018

Before the year ends, the Humanist Alliance of the Philippines, International (HAPI) helped organize another successful event called the Act of Random Kindness (ARK) Project. Approximately 200 people attended both the morning and afternoon events of the project. The morning event was for the rural community in Talisay City for 70 children. In the afternoon […]

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The Guardians of Pain

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen | December 24, 2018

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen The Roman Catholic Christian Church Pope Francis – the guy who thinks he is the only Pope should look into the Discordians, adjacent to the Church of the SubGenius and its SubGenii – remarked on the problems with drug abuse or, less moralistically, substance misuse in the context of Duterte (Romero, […]

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HAPI – PWD COOL TREAT IN CEBU

By Alvin John Ballares | December 21, 2018

Cool Treat for Cebu PWD (Persons With Disability) This is the second installment of the PWD feeding in Cebu courtesy of the Torres sisters: Patricia, Marissa, and Agustina. While the other two sisters who sponsored the event are away in the US, Agustina Torres braved the heat of the 11:30 sun in Cebu last December […]

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