Interview with Carlos Celdran – Filipino Artist and Political Activist

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Carlos Celdran is a Visual Artist, Performance Artist, Writer, and Activist from Manila, Philippines, and, at present, a political exile from the Duterte Regime. Here we talk about his life, work, and views. Scott Jacobsen: When you were growing up, what was the perspective of a secular … Continue reading

Interview with Marissa Torres Langseth – Founder & Chairwoman Emeritus, HAPI

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Marissa Torres Langseth is the Founder and Chairwoman Emeritus of HAPI – Humanist Alliance Philippines, International.  Here we talk about HAPI, secular women, and more. Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What triggered the original formation of PATAS and then HAPI? Marissa Torres Langseth: I do not need fame nor fortune. … Continue reading

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

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

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