Bryan Valentino — Member, Humanist Alliances Philippines, International

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What’s your background regarding religion? Bryan Valentino: I was raised as a Catholic and I got introduced to other religions as well so I’m familiar with how most religions work and what they teach here in the Philippines. Jacobsen: What was your first introduction to … Continue reading

Alain Sayson Presillas on Humanism in the Philippines

  By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Scott Douglas Jacobsen: How did you come to find the humanist movement in the Philippines? Alain Sayson Presillas: I only found out about humanism online. By joining atheist groups and eventually leading me to the humanist movement. Jacobsen: What have been some of the major obstacles in … Continue reading

Ralph Alvin Ace Rapadas — Member, Humanist Alliance Philippines, International

  By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Scott Douglas Jacobsen: How did you find the humanist community within the Philippines? Ralph Alvin Ace Rapadas: I found HAPI because I was a member of Philippine Atheists and Agnostics Society (PATAS) where a lot of HAPI’s members were originally from. I found out about PATAS in … Continue reading

An Interview with Danielle Erika Hill Conference Director – The 2017 Asian Humanism Conference

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Scott Douglas Jacobsen: So we’ve been talking off-tape a little bit about demographics and the situation in the Philippines, and political and religious issues. But first, I want to take a step back and ask, “Do you have a background in humanism or non-belief? How did … Continue reading

An Overview of Women’s Rights of the Philippines

  By Danielle Erika Hill and Scott Douglas Jacobsen Humanism, as an ethical and philosophical worldview, provides the basis for proper action in the world with an emphasis on this world, the natural world. There is a phrase, “deed before creed,” that speaks volumes to the emphasis of humanism. Principles are nice; rights … Continue reading

Father Joseph Lagumbay of the Catholic Universalist Church of the Philippines

  By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Scott Douglas Jacobsen: For the Canadian atheist community, what is your own background and upbringing in a faith? What was your training? How does this tie into Filipino culture at large? Father Joseph Lagumbay: Hi Scott, thanks for having me here. I was born and … Continue reading

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