Welcome to Philippine Atheism, Agnosticism, and Secularism Inc. Official Website:
We would like to warn the public that this is not the old PATAS founded in February 14, 2011 in Luneta Park, Manila. We just have the same acronym and that old group is gone. We would like to apologize for any confusion.
In 2017, with the permission from the old PATAS Board of Trustees and incorporators, the New PATAS was born in Mandaluyong City, Philippines instead.
The New Incorporation: Non-proft and Non-stock
The New Incorporation is different from the old PATAS. The old “Philippine Atheists and Agnostic Society” officers has vacant their positions last January 2016 and are therefore considered as retired and abolished. Now, with the authorization of the old PATAS Inc. Board of Trustees – Thomas Fleckner, Arfel Tayona, Regie Pasion, Philip Reyes, and John Paraiso, the new generation secularists created “Philippine Atheism, Agnosticism, And Secularism” on June 20, 2017, under new SEC Registration and new officers elected – obtaining the same acronym. The new PATAS founders or incorporators are: Richard de G. Dalida, Justin Minoru Luna, Natalia Sali, Ivan Eusebio, Jerwin Candido, Adrian Ortega, and Gentle Signo. The new Chairman elected was Richard De Guzman Dalida and Justin Minoru Luna as the Vice President. The New PATAS is totally different from the Old PATAS as the new one is a movement which includes non-believers and believers alike but who promotes the separation of church and state. The New PATAS caters to Secularists, Atheists, Agnostics, Secular Theists, Ignostics, Misotheists, Satanists, Secular humanists, Secular LGBTQIA+ movements, Pastafarians, Raelians and all other secular movement or communities that are not mentioned. The new PATAS is a REVAMP with a guidance from Giordano Bruno Stiftung Foundation – Evolutionäre Humanisten Berlin-Brandenburg eV: ehbb: https://www.gbs-berlin.de
PATAS is a trailblazer of critical thinking, free thought and scientific inquiry in the Philippines. With its monthly activities, the organization acts to make atheism and agnosticism known to Filipino society. We believe that every Filipino atheist and agnostic is a Promethean citizen, taking its social responsibility in line with secularism and public understanding of science.
The New PATAS would like to thank Andreas Mielke and Hellge Vorsitzender ehbb e.V. for all kinds of support they have been providing us all through these years. We would also like to thank Benjamin Maisonet for this wonderful website.
Philippine Atheism Agnosticism and Secularism (PATAS)
List of officers and volunteers 2021:
CHAIRMAN: Richard Dalida
BOOKKEEPING: Jan Mervynne Cabantog
SOCIAL MEDIA DIRECTOR: Darwin Torres Quirino
CHIEF MODERATOR: Notnot Geronilla Tanoy
ANTI-CYBER CRIME Chief: Monika Manipon
Kathryn Posillo
Jeremiah Aston
Margareth Corquera
MJ Descalsota
Frank Aguilar
Nino Lopez Ambos
Emmer Morales
PATAS GC ADMIN: Shiela Joy B. Baniqued
PMHSG Lead: Jhoana Hicap
PMHSG ASSISTANT LEAD: Jan Mervynne Cabantog
PROJECT HEAD: Regie Pasion
CEO: Jhoana Paola Hicap
VP LEAD COMRADE: Justin Minoru Luna
SECRETARY: Jan Mervynne Cabantog
PATAS YOUTH Chapter head: Marian Angeli Quinones and James Paulus Guinto
AURORA Chapter Lead: Danika Rigdao
BAGUIO Chapter Lead: Ben Son
BICOL Chapter Lead: Homar Murillo
BULACAN Chapter Lead: Jan Mervynne Cabantog
Lead Comrade for Bulakan, Bulacan: Emmanuel Joseph Castro
Lead Comrade for Bustos, Bulacan: Yannick Andrei
CAGAYAN Chapter Lead: Mark Cielo Castro
CAVITE Chapter Lead : Rodolfo Alba
Lead Comrade for Trese Martires, Cavite: Shalave Francis
CEBU Chapter Lead : Eda Catubas
DAVAO CITY Chapter Lead: Irishka Akhsiri /Ace Vincent
ILOILO Chapter Lead: Warren Malhabour
LAGUNA Chapter Lead: Mark Anthony De Alba
Lead Comrade for San Pedro Laguna: Simon Paño
NEGROS Island Chapter Lead: Giancarlo Taala
PANGASINAN Chapter Lead: Jayson Cuisa
RIZAL Chapter Lead: John Gelmark Dequito
TARLAC Chapter Lead: Romy Maglaqui
NCR Chapter Lead: Richard Dalida
Quezon City Lead Comrade : Kaori Beatrice Galimba
Manila City Lead Comrade: Arielle Ramirez ( Dist.6)
Pasig City Lead Comrade: Luis Kuya Manzano
Las Piñas Lead Comrade: Nico Benedicto
On October 3, 2021 – The New PATAS received a report that some ex PATAS volunteers are claiming to be the founder or co-founder of the old PATAS. We would like to make this clear that only Mr. John Paraiso is the founding father of the old PATAS, in which he is already retired, and so as the old group. This has been backed-up by the original officers of the old PATAS such as Arfel Tayona, Don Paez, Thomas Fleckner, Keith Tidon, and Regie Pasion. As a disclaimer, we would like to inform all the old officers or ex-volunteers requesting for credit that it cannot be done. The old PATAS is already diminished so there is nothing that we can do as much as we would like to. This is no longer the same PATAS as before, we may be affiliated to the old organization as they have given us permission to get their acronym, but that old PATAS is dead. We would like to apologize.
1) Executive Director – CEO; the role of the executive director is to design, develop and implement strategic plans for the organization in a manner that is both cost and time-efficient. The executive director is also responsible for the day-to-day operation of the organization, which includes managing committees and staff as well as developing business plans in collaboration with the board. In essence, the board grants the executive director the authority to run the organization.
2) Legislative Director – Lead Comrade; responsible for any Change Management requests such as the constitution amendment. This includes but not limited to Regional Affairs, Sectors, and Affiliates of organization. The Lead Comrade is involved and responsible for a Regional legislation and all others General Assembly, convention, and interviews.
3) Project Director – Research and mobilization initiators. Responsible for project management role in which an individual strategically oversees, find, monitors, and manages NGO projects from an executive level. As the most responsible authority over a project, this individual is charged with managing team members and allocated resources. Sales team should work hand in hand with the Project Director for proper transition and project endorsements.
4) Financial Director – Oversees the finance health and responsible for removing any profit from the
revenues. Responsible in combining operational and strategic roles, manage accounting and financial
control functions, and establish a financial strategy for the revenues long-term growth of PATAS Inc.
5) Membership Director – Membership directors are responsible acquiring and maintaining membership for main chapter and regional chapters of the organization. Among their most important responsibilities are maintaining membership levels by outreach to potential members through marketing techniques, the commission of advertisements, and using the Internet and social media. Additionally, the membership director is tasked with keeping records of existing members, collecting payment of membership dues, and addressing the concerns of members to facilitate solutions and their continued association with the organization. Membership directors are also often in charge of budget monitoring and maintenance. The membership director is often one of the first people with whom prospective members come into contact, so it is vital that the director is outgoing and personable, able to answer questions, and able to explain the benefits of membership. The membership director must also possess the skills necessary to create and execute effective marketing and recruitment strategies. Problem-solving skills are tested when members come to the director with concerns, and aptitude with mathematics helps directors maintain a budget.
6) Social Media / Helpdesk Director – A director should handle the moderators and admins of the page and public groups. Also called the Marketing Director; market and sells the entire organization, responsible for strategic marketing analysis and revenue market stability including website implementation, issue mitigation, and data gathering.