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.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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