secular humanism

HAPI Spotlight: Filipinas del Valle

By Shane / September 1, 2020 / 0 Comments

Sherwin Dane Haro Aug. 26, 2020 San Jose, Antique, Philippines Audio version of the article. Narrated by Shane Haro. Striking up a casual convo with HAPI Executive Secretary Filipinas del Valle, the first thing you’ll probably notice is her total lack of a filter. With that rowdy attitude, loud cackle and a potty mouth that […]

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COVID-19 Mythbusters

By Shane / July 6, 2020 / 0 Comments

Alvin John Ballares July 2020 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Corona Virus, beyond dispute, has changed our lives. This virus has shut down the world, cancelled our vacations, made us pack more pounds, caused depression, and in other ways we never expected. Right, what a bummer! What exacerbates this pandemic is the proliferation of wrong information that […]

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A Life Well-Lived: HAPI Founder Retires

By Shane / March 1, 2020 / 0 Comments

In a culture dominated by religiosity, overt superstition, and fake news, it takes a truly ballsy person to fight against the noise. While pushing for secularism is by no means a competition, Marissa Torres Langseth, HAPI Founder and Chairperson Emeritus, was the first to openly advocate for a more secular Philippines in the public stage. […]

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How I Identified Myself As a Humanist

By ADMIN01 / October 23, 2019 / 0 Comments

How I Identified Myself As a Humanist by Madelyne Gauna Seoul, Korea Oct 10, 2019, 9:03 PM Growing up, I’ve always been that black sheep. I’m not a rebel child, I was a consistent honor student. I was valedictorian in Elementary, I graduated with High Honors in my Senior Years of High School… I never […]

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Empathy in Humanism

By Marissa Langseth / October 21, 2019 / 0 Comments

What is sympathy, empathy, altruism in humanism? The English dictionary contains many words that either have the same meaning, almost have the same meanings, opposite in meanings, pronounced the same way but of different meanings, and so forth. Thus we have what we call homonyms, antonyms, heteronyms and synonyms. Today I would like to talk […]

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My Journey to Myself and to Humanism

By ADMIN01 / October 15, 2019 / 0 Comments

Quezon City, Philippines October 15, 2019 How does one become a skeptic? Is it a wiring anomaly in the brain as an aftermath of probably being bumped while in the womb or having been physically extricated from it? Awareness of one’s own true self does not come easily for many. Most often, a curious nature […]

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Humanism for the Earth

By Javan Poblador / October 7, 2019 / 0 Comments

The means of doing without the motivation of redemption or salvation is a concept not widely accepted in a country tied in traditional beliefs dating back to what seems like the cradle of when history came to be. But through the years, human minds have gone past the stage of depending on a supreme being […]

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Humanists Global : New HAPI Affiliate

By Marissa Langseth / August 11, 2019 / 0 Comments

Good news! HAPI has a new affiliate that will issue a tax deductible receipt, everytime you donate to HAPI through their website, Humanists Global. I just donated some money to an organization that caters to people outside the USA. They are called Brighter Brains Institute,  their projects are called Humanists Global. https://humanists.global/. The Brighter Brains Institute, […]

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Asian Humanism Conference 2019

By Javan Poblador / July 13, 2019 / 0 Comments

Attending the Asian Humanism Conference (AHC) 2019 in Singapore of this month was my first ever formal experience in the world of humanism. I cannot help myself feeling immense pleasure to represent Humanist Alliance International Philippines (HAPI) and to be a part as a delegate in this event.    So what is the Asian Humanism […]

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Am I doing it Right?- From a Humanist Parent

By Kristiane Fallarcuna / March 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

  In this country that is mostly religious, there came a time in my life that I questioned my parenting… “Am I doing it right?” There are voices here and there… saying… “That’s not the right way…” Your kids don’t go to church and don’t believe in ‘god/s’. Your kids don’t pray… before meal…after meal…and […]

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