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Another Big Event for Humanist Alliance Philippines International (HAPI)


Author(s): Scott Douglas Jacobsen

Publication (Outlet/Website): Medium (Humanist Voices)

Publication Date (yyyy/mm/dd): 2017/10/01

The Humanist Alliance Philippines International is in the midst of the planning stages for another big event this year, which will be the coalescence of four smaller events. One of which is the Masskara Festival in Bacolod City in the Philippines. Masskara Festival is a 3-week event in October.

Rekindle Ph and Rebelblood from The Union of Artists of Maharlika, International will be artists showcased at the event, as well as Lucille von Hoersten, J-rik Villa, HAPI Pro, HAPI-IC (Germany), and the Board of Trustees.

The benefits or proceeds from the big event will be donated to humanitarian initiatives in addition to Secular Humanist Development and Education (HAPI-SHADE).

This will be an event purposed for the inauguration of the elected and appointed officers for HAPI. These include the new executive director Alvin John Ballares (Bacolod), and the chief financial officer, editor in chief, and national representative of HAPI-LGBTQ Dwengster Bulaclac (Manil).

One other highlight of the event will be the HAPI General Assembly to plan future projects in addition to permit the training of the next generation of humanist leaders in the Philippines.

Marissa Torres Langseth, HAPI Founder Emeritus and Interim Chairperson, said, “This is a great bunch of humanists elected and appointed to run HAPI for the new years and hopefully for next generations to come. I extend my heartfelt gratitude to them, love and respect for doing great things for HAPI and humanity in general.”


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