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.

22.09.2018

Looking Back To Those Martial Law Days

Looking Back To Those Martial Law Days

September 21, 2018. The Philippines commemorates the 46th anniversary of the proclamation of Martial Law, with rallies and events expressing the hope that we never forget those “dark days” in our history, that we never fall back into clutches of dictatorship, and that we safeguard our hard-won democracy. The Marcos… »

31.08.2018

WCHS Fourth National Talent Competition Now Ongoing

WCHS Fourth National Talent Competition Now Ongoing

For the past three years, the World Centre for Humanist Studies, Mumbai Center, has been organizing national talent competitions among schools, encouraging students to reflect on the different dimensions of Universalist Humanism and express their insights in creative ways. Throughout history, humanity has advanced by challenging what was at that… »

05.08.2018

Bangladeshi students protest over road safety and justice

Bangladeshi students protest over road safety and justice

As reported by: Nazrul Jashim Photos: Collection courtesy of friends Bangladesh. Since July 30, students of different educational institutions have been demonstrating on the streets, asking for justice. On July 29, two students died in a road accident at the airport road. The incident pushed the student community to go out in the streets with a… »

24.07.2018

Roots of Filipino Humanism (1)”Kapwa”

Roots of Filipino Humanism (1)”Kapwa”

“Kapwa is a recognition of a shared identity, an inner self, shared with others. This Filipino linguistic unity of the self and the other is unique and unlike in most modern languages. Why? Because implied in such inclusiveness is the moral obligation to treat one another as equal fellow human… »

11.06.2018

Upholding Press Freedom: The Struggle Continues

Upholding Press Freedom: The Struggle Continues

Maria Ressa, Rappler Executive Editor, and CEO of Philippine online news agency Rappler, was awarded the Golden Pen of Freedom Award by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) in Portugal last June 7. A global network of news publishers whose mission is “to protect the rights of… »

27.04.2018

Arrest, Deportation of Sister Patricia Fox and International Support Groups Worries Social Development and Advocacy Networks

Arrest, Deportation of Sister Patricia Fox and International Support Groups Worries Social Development and Advocacy Networks

The Philippine Misereor Partnership, Inc. (PMPI), a social development and advocacy network pushing for peace and development, expresses concern over the series of arrests aimed at limiting the engagement of international partners and solidarity groups with the Filipino community. April 16, Sister Pat Fox, 71, an Australian missionary living in… »

11.03.2018

Probing Duterte’s Foreign Policy in the New Regional Order, ASEAN, China and the US

Probing Duterte’s Foreign Policy in the New Regional Order, ASEAN, China and the US

Towards an Independent Philippine Foreign Policy By Professor Roland G. Simbulan University of the Philippines & Vice Chair, Center for People’s Empowerment in Governance (CenPeg) (Co-author’s message during the launching of the book, PROBING DUTERTE’S FOREIGN POLICY IN THE NEW REGIONAL ORDER: ASEAN, China… »

06.03.2018

Politicians Infected by Heights Virus?

Politicians Infected by Heights Virus?

A strange thing tends to happen when people rise to positions of power, especially politicians and elected officials who, thanks to their good office have the resources of the country at their disposal. We see it happening all around us, all the time… it’s the often-told tale of power corrupting… »

01.03.2018

Respecting Personal and Cultural Diversity: Filipino Students Garner Top Prizes in National Talent Competition

Respecting Personal and Cultural Diversity: Filipino Students Garner Top Prizes in National Talent Competition

The World Center for Humanist Studies, Mumbai Chapter, is happy to announce the winners of the recently concluded 2018 National Talent Competition which centered on the Theme: Respecting Personal and Cultural Diversity. Hundreds of participants from different schools and colleges submitted paintings, essays, songs, skits and poems expressing their reflection,… »

16.02.2018

The Bangsamoro Basic Law: What it means for peace in Mindanao

The Bangsamoro Basic Law: What it means for peace in Mindanao

I was born and bred a Catholic living in Metro Manila, Luzon, far from the on-going conflict in Mindanao But last year, watching the Marawi siege on TV in the safety of my home, seeing fellow Filipinos fighting each other, an entire city bombed to the ground, thousands of residents… »

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