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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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#PH500 – The National Quincentenary Commemoration

By Shane / March 17, 2021 / 0 Comments

Everyone knows the date. The legacy of Yoyoy Villame will forever outlive him as Filipinos all over the islands and all over the world sing March 16, 1521 with the one rhythm everyone seems to know. Yet, as widespread as that song is, it isn’t entirely correct. Of course, the jokes about Magellan crying for […]

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HAPIstorya – Upon Failing Our Future: Science Denialism and the Rational Response

By Shane / March 6, 2021 / Comments Off on HAPIstorya – Upon Failing Our Future: Science Denialism and the Rational Response

There is a growing mistrust in science. While the rest of the world tries to combat the global pandemic with logical solutions, based on empathy and evidence, there are those who deny the safety of their fellows. They are not just a few people. This March 6, discover how America began to deny science. Let […]

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HAPI CEO gains two new roles in Humanists International

By Shane / March 3, 2021 / 0 Comments

HAPI CEO Javan Lev Poblador has been named the new Young Humanists International Coordinator and Social Media Consultant. Aside from managing the social media platforms of Humanists International and assisting in creating promotional materials, Poblador will work with young humanists worldwide. This comes after the young humanist leader was inducted into his current position as HAPI Chief […]

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HAPI: End Police Brutality in the Philippines

By Javan Poblador / December 24, 2020 / 0 Comments

HAPI’s Official Statement on Police Brutality in Tarlac   On December 20, a video surfaced on Facebook that of Police Senior Master Sergeant Jonel Nuezca who shot and killed 25-year old Frank Gregorio and his 52-year old mother Sonya Gregorio in broad daylight after a heated argument with regards to the use of a ‘boga’ […]

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A New Financial Team at HAPI

By Marissa Langseth / November 30, 2020 / 0 Comments

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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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 / 0 Comments

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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Our New Normal

By Javan Poblador / June 10, 2020 / 0 Comments

Our New Normal by Shawn Evans V. Quiming Malolos City, Bulacan   This pandemic has truly affected our daily lives. Even a thirteen-year-old grade seven like me felt its “curse”, the classes have been canceled in all levels with no advice when it will resume again. This causes a student like me, to change my […]

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Humanista Ako!

By Javan Poblador / May 6, 2020 / 0 Comments

Written by Arlene Esdrelon Murillo May 6, 2020 Mandaue City, Cebu Humanista ako !  Yan ang palagi mong sinasambit ng buong tapang at taas-noo mo pa itong  ipinagsasabi sa lahat ng iyong mga kakilala. Na wari bang isang karangalan sa iyo ang mapabilang sa kanilang pangkat .  Ngunit paano  mo nga ba mapanindigan ang iyong pagiging HUMANISTA sa panahon ngayun ng NCOV na gusto mo tumulong. Alam mo kaya ang  ang bigat ng responsibilidad ng pagiging Humanista.  Kagaya ngayon, nasa kalagitaan tayo ng krisis, ni hindi natin alam kung kailan matapos tapos ang labanan na ito.  Nasaan ka na ba ngayon bilang Humanista, ano  ba […]

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Kaninong Dagat?

By Javan Poblador / May 2, 2020 / 0 Comments

Kaninong Dagat? Written by Junelie Anthony Velonta May 1, 2020 Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental If a friendship requires a person to give up what is theirs, then that is not friendship. In the same vein, if friendly relations with other states requires giving up what is rightfully owned by the Filipino people, then those relations […]

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