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.

Shiraz: A Romance of India

SHIRAZ: A ROMANCE OF INDIA A film directed by Franz Osten A British, German and Indian co-production With actors Himansu Rai, Enakshi Rama Rau, Charu Roy, Seeta Devi A 1928 Indian silent film with music and English intertitles Meticulously restored…

Isolation and Interconnectedness: A Common Experience

Do not imagine that you are alone in your village, in your city, on the Earth or among the infinite worlds. –From the Path, Message of Silo. Once upon a while back, in the…

Pandora’s Box: Hope in the Time of Covid-19

It would seem that a Pandora’s box of sickness and death has been unleashed by the virus that has been wreaking havoc over the whole planet. But, when all is said and done, is this latest pandemic a boon or…

A Shift in Values Thanks to the Corona Virus Pandemic

“Next year I don’t want to hear anything about the ABS-CBN ball, FAMAS awards and those expensive glittery parties and events. I don’t want to see a single actor, actress, celebrity, sports star or politician on any red carpet trying…

Peace Pole Dedication Ceremony Marks UN International Day of Peace at DLSMHSI

“May peace prevail on earth!” On the occasion of the UN International Day of Peace and to celebrate the 13th International Lasallian Days for Peace, peace advocates from different faiths and organizations, students and educators gathered to hold a Peace Pole…

Stand for Human Rights, Support Call for UN probe in Philippines

Press Statement We, representatives of people’s organizations from human rights defenders, peasants, workers, women, Indigenous Peoples, and migrants in the Philippines, call on the member States of the United Nations (UN) to stand and heed to the demands for establishing…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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