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An Atheistic God

By Shane / April 13, 2021 / 0 Comments

By Rado Gatchalian The FILOsopher For centuries, this mind-boggling question, “Does God exist?” has catapulted our civilizations to secondary, yet also primal, questions of peace and violence, of good and evil, of liberty and authority. It is 2021 and we still battle with this one fundamental question that ultimately defines our existence: who we are […]

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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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HAPI Bacolod’s EmpowHER (feat. Empowered Women)

By Shane / March 16, 2021 / 0 Comments

The month of March holds annual awareness events of many causes that are globally significant, including World Wildlife Day, World Book Day, and even Shakespeare Week! Two of the most important and highlighted, though, is definitely the celebration of International Women’s Month and in particular, Women’s Day on March 8 where we celebrate and uphold […]

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3 Things You Notice as a “Religious Dropout”

By Shane / March 9, 2021 / 0 Comments

By the HAPI Scholars Leaving your religion behind and looking at life purely from a secular perspective is a sometimes scary, but always humbling experience that a lot of secular humanists could tell you about. The truth is that there isn’t one big moment of clarity where you grasp everything that was ridiculous or irrational […]

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Presenting the HAPI Leadership of 2021

By Shane / February 13, 2021 / 0 Comments

HAPI Leadership Council Fiscal Year 2021-2022 –– HAPI is incredibly proud to announce our new set of officers who will continue to lead and create new milestones for the organization in 2021. We are grateful that these new leaders have accepted the new roles and courageously committed to this challenge in realizing our vision. We […]

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Introducing HAPI’s Five New Local Chapters

By Shane / February 5, 2021 / 0 Comments

By Joshua O. Villalobos HAPI Scholar Humanist Alliance of the Philippines – International, Inc. (HAPI) is set to have more local chapters from the different islands of the Philippines as the year 2021 unfolds. In the first month of the year, HAPI already fulfilled one of its goals for 2021 – to establish five new […]

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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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