Humanist Alliance Philippines International

Cyclists Clean up Coastline to Protect Sea Turtles in Zambales

By Junelie Velonta / October 25, 2021 / 0 Comments

Cyclists Clean up Coastline to Protect Sea Turtles in Zambales   When the pandemic commenced, public transportation was among the first sectors to shut down to lessen the transmission of the virus. To augment the lack of public transport, those who can, procured bicycles to be used in their daily errands, especially in going to […]

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Alabang Reading Room Opens

By Junelie Velonta / October 20, 2021 / 0 Comments

Alabang Reading Room Opens by: Angie Driskell   Last August 1, Angie Driskell (HAPI Jr. Ambassador) and Jhing Dedicatoria (HAPI Alabang Assistant Lead Convener) met with the management of the unit that was then secured for the Alabang Reading Room to finalize its occupancy with a contract signing. In the first call for donations and […]

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Hey, grown-ups. Where’s your sense of wonder gone?

By Junelie Velonta / October 19, 2021 / 0 Comments

Hey, grown-ups. Where’s your sense of wonder gone? By Sherwin Dane Haro Editor-in-Chief / HAPIsko As someone who has recently become an Assistant Teacher to Spanish elementary students, I am continually amazed by the endless curiosity of children. They ask relentlessly (i.e. about the world, Philippine culture, phonetics, etc.) with no regard for how ridiculous […]

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Filipino Secular Organizations Take a Stand Against the Magna Carta of Religious Freedom

By Shane / May 16, 2021 / 0 Comments

Last March 24, the House of Representatives green-lit an amended version of CIBAC Partylist Representatives Eduardo “Bro. Eddie” Villanueva and Domingo Rivera’s proposed Magna Carta of Religious Freedom. This bill not only infringes the rights of secular, non-religious Filipinos, it also holds serious repercussions for matters of free speech, religious privilege, and fair taxation in […]

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5 HAPI Pantries Spring Up Across the Philippines

By Marissa Langseth / May 10, 2021 / 0 Comments

By Marissa Torres-Langseth HAPI Founder Slowly, HAPI is becoming a household name in the Philippines. In our quest to bring smiles to Filipinos across Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, the Humanist Alliance Philippines, International has managed to establish five HAPI community pantries over the past month. The Philippines, a country of over 7,000 islands, remains mired […]

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My Religious Family Finally Found Out I’m an Atheist

By Shane / April 27, 2021 / 0 Comments

By Glemir Sordilla HAPI Scholar Ever since I was a kid, I bombarded my parents with my curiosity. “Why does the moon follow me everywhere?” I used to ask, or “Why did you say Santa gave me my gift when I know it’s from you?” Despite my genuine interest and hunger for answers, they always […]

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HAPI-Bacolod Joins Unified Call for Climate Action in “Istorya Klima”

By Shane / April 26, 2021 / 0 Comments

HAPI-Bacolod joined a host of other climate-conscious groups for “Istorya Klima: A Dialogue on ‘Solve Climate by 2030’ and Discussion on Local Climate Solutions” last April 9. “Solve Climate By 2030” is a global initiative kickstarted by the Center for Environmental Policy at Bard College to spark conversations about climate solutions. Since their first event, more […]

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HAPI-Bulacan Kicks Off the Bigasan Livelihood Program

By Shane / April 20, 2021 / 0 Comments

By Mutya Valenzuela HAPI Chief Finance Officer Mothers are often the central pillars of their families, and 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 […]

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A Fierce Agnostic Mama: Angie Driskell | HAPI Spotlight

By Shane / April 9, 2021 / 0 Comments

By Sherwin Dane Haro Editor-in-Chief Never underestimate an activist’s heart, especially when they’re as tenacious of a humanist as Angelica “Angie” Driskell. If you’ve been following Humanist Alliance Philippines, International (HAPI) for the past few years, you might know her as the HAPI Auditor, a member of the Board of Trustees, the HAPI Jr. Ambassador, […]

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Science and humanism will get us through this pandemic

By Shane / April 5, 2021 / 0 Comments

By Merlie Figura HammerChemist & Retired Medical Underwriter Some basic definitions: an epidemic is when a disease affects a large number of people within a community, population, or region. A pandemic is an epidemic that has spread over multiple countries or continents. As Covid-19 began spreading in Wuhan, China, it became an epidemic. When the disease spread […]

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