Philippines

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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Quarantine and Questions

By Javan Poblador / April 20, 2020 / 0 Comments

Written by Glemir Sordilla April 20, 2020 Bacolod, Negros Occidental   I still remember when the news erupted about some cases of COVID-19. It was told as a new virus spreading in China and not much information is available about it yet. After that, the reporter transitioned to different news in a snap. She talked […]

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COVID-19 Mobilization Drive to Benefit Frontliners

By Javan Poblador / March 28, 2020 / 0 Comments

COVID-19 Mobilization Drive to Benefit Medical and AFP/PNP Frontliners by Mutya Valenzuela March 27, 2020 Manila, Philippines When you receive this kind of message from your niece, you can’t help but feel the urge to help right away. Today, not just our country, but the whole world is facing a battle that is killing us […]

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When We Care, We Never Forget : HAPI Junior

By Javan Poblador / March 7, 2020 / 0 Comments

The days leading up to February 25 are the period of time where we are always reminded about what happened on that day in the year 1986. From tv commercials to newspapers and social media articles, like this one, for example, we are being informed about the EDSA People Power Revolution. This year the country […]

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Stop Blaming a Minority for Wanting the Same Rights As You

By Shane / September 14, 2019 / 0 Comments

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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