Karina Lagdameo-Santillan

Karina Lagdameo-Santillan

A Filipina from Manila, Philippines. A longtime Humanist. A Creative Director and Advertising Communications professional for many years, she has been active in the Community for Human Development, facilitating workshops for personal and social change to help build a culture of peace, nondiscrimination and nonviolence. She is currently a freelance writer and a volunteer editor-writer for Pressenza in Asia.

16.05.2019

Humanists in India Celebrate the 50th Year Anniversary of “The Healing of Suffering”

Humanists in India Celebrate the 50th Year Anniversary of “The Healing of Suffering”

Kandhroli, India. Last May 4, 2019, a celebration was held at the Kandhroli Park of Study and Reflection to mark the 50th year anniversary of New or Universalist Humanism. 50 years ago, at the foot of Mount Aconcagua in the Andes Mountains, in a desolate spot called Punta de Vacas,… »

21.02.2019

Muslim Devotees Congregate to Pray for World Peace during the 54th Bishwa Ijtema

Muslim Devotees Congregate to Pray for World Peace during the 54th Bishwa Ijtema

Dhaka, Bangladesh. The Bishwa Ijtema (World Congregation), is the second largest gathering of Muslims after the holy Haj in Mecca. One of the largest peaceful gatherings in the world, the prayer meeting is held annually on the banks of Turag River and draws millions of Muslims from different parts of… »

16.02.2019

One Billion Rising, 2019: From a Campaign to End Violence against Women to a Way of Life.

One Billion Rising, 2019: From a Campaign to End Violence against Women to a Way of Life.

Valentine’s Day. In Manila, Philippines, thousands of students at St. Scholastica Manila take part in One Billion Rising 2019, a global campaign that aims to end the violence against women and children worldwide. In another part of the city, the urban poor and workers of Tondo dance to “Rise for… »

14.12.2018

Network of Volunteers Bring Relief to Gaja Cyclone Victims in Tamilnadu, India

Network of Volunteers Bring Relief to Gaja Cyclone Victims in Tamilnadu, India

(as reported by Chandra-Weavers Wheel) The Gaja cyclone, a deep depression over the Bay of Bengal, crossed the Tamil Nadu coast on 16th of November 2018, causing massive destruction in its wake and affecting the lives and livelihoods of fishermen, farmers and salt workers. The coastal blocks of the Nagapattinam… »

04.11.2018

China Experience: Glimpses of Beijing

China Experience: Glimpses of Beijing

On our way to attend the CTV+ Global Video Media Forum 2018 and CGTN Global Media Summit recently held in Chongqing, we took this opportunity to visit Beijing. Our three-day stop allowed us to see all the top “must-see” places in this ancient capital and to experience Beijing as first-time… »

25.10.2018

China Experience: Ci Ki Kou, Old Town in Chongqing Municipality

China Experience: Ci Ki Kou, Old Town in Chongqing Municipality

As they say, a visit to China is a cultural experience and our day at Ci Qi Kou did not disappoint. The day after the Global Video Media Forum, we had a chance to explore the streets and narrow alleyways of ancient Chongqing and experience the sights, smells, and sounds… »

23.10.2018

China Experience: Night Cruise on the Yangtze River, Chongqing

China Experience: Night Cruise on the Yangtze River, Chongqing

Chongqing, China served as the host city for the recently concluded Video Media Forum 2018, with the Chongqing High-Tech Zone being a co-host of this event. One of the first 27 high-tech zones in China, it is a base for the national software, national bio, and hi-tech services industries as well… »

05.10.2018

Dhaka University Students Mark International Day of Non-Violence

Dhaka University Students Mark International Day of Non-Violence

As reported by Nazrul Jashim of The Humanist Movement, Dhaka, Bangladesh.  Santi sokti abong anondo! Peace force and joy from Dhaka, Bangladesh. Thirty students from the different departments of Dhaka University and 12 members of the community from neighborhoods gathered together yesterday October 4 to commemorate Gandhi’s birthday. A lively… »

03.10.2018

Spreading Mahatma Gandhi’s Message of Nonviolence: Second World March for Peace in India

Spreading Mahatma Gandhi’s Message of Nonviolence: Second World March for Peace in India

As reported by Sudhir Gandrota. October 2, 2019. Hisar, India.  The decision to spread further Mahatma Gandhi’s message of non-violence to the world coincides with Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary, with the second World March for Peace that will take place from October 2, 2019. As announced by Dr. »

28.09.2018

Hope for Lasting Peace in Muslim Mindanao

Hope for Lasting Peace in Muslim Mindanao

Will the Bangsamoro Organic Law pave the way for lasting peace and prosperity in Mindanao? Last night, a Forum, Bangsamoro and Beyond: A National Conversation, was held and broadcasted seeking to involve and encourage a national discourse on the impact and implications of the Bangsamoro Organic Law, not just for… »

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