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

Interview with Red Dela Dingco Tani – Founder and President, Filipino Freethinkers

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Red Dela Dingco Tani is the Founder and President of the Filipino Freethinkers. Here we talk about his life, work, and views. Scott Douglas Jacobsen: How did early life impact views on religion? Red Dela Dingco Tani: I was quite religious when I was young. I prayed … 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

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

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