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Reflections and anecdotes about PATASCON2015

Again, the Philippine Atheists and Agnostics Society hosts a convention for atheists and agnostics, not just in the Philippines, but from around the world.  The theme for this year’s convention, more familiarly known as PATASCON2015 is Breaking Through With Reason and Humanism.  It was held at Unilab Bayanihan Convention Center last Sunday, May 31, 2015.…

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PATASCON2015: The 2nd Atheists and Agnostics Convention at Unilab Bayanihan Center, May 31, 2015

Yes, there are atheists and agnostics in the Philippines! Philippine Atheists and Agnostics Society (PATAS) will be having its 2nd convention (#PATASCON2015) on May 31, 2015, Sunday at Unilab Bayanihan Center.  The event is fortunately and proudly sponsored by International Humanist and Ethical Union, British Humanist Association, the Atheist Foundation of Australia, Human-Etisk Forbund (AKA Norwegian Humanist Association), Atheist Alliance International,…

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Pomp And Rhetorics

Image from Salon.com A lot of people may be wondering why, as an atheist, I have been a bit quiet about Pope Francis’ arrival in the Philippines (and even when he has already left the country).  While most of the Catholics in the country have joined in the fan fare surrounding the present Vatican Head…

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Monthly Free Medical Clinic: A Project by the Philippine Atheists and Agnostics Society

On its third anniversary, the Philippine Atheists and Agnostics Society started its monthly free medical clinic (a project spearheaded by Chairman Yek Lai Fatt) to help in providing badly needed health services and medications to underprivileged areas, particularly in Rodriguez, Rizal. This is humanism without theism. In the future, if granted more resources, the organization…

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#BoomPH at Social Media Day 2014

Spearheaded by Mashable, Social Media Day is a global event that is celebrated in many different cities and countries.  The event was launched last 2010 as a means to celebrate the ongoing digital revolution  In the Philippines, Social Media Day 2014 celebration was headed by TweetupMNL yesterday, June 28, 2014, at SM Aura’s Samsung Hall.…