In Manila, an event was organized with a stand-up comic from Comedy Cartel and one of the performers during HAHAHarm Reduction. The event, held on 1st July, was a mix of science and stand-up comedy that critically discussed harm reduction and the war on drugs. This event was NoBox Philippines’ participation in the annual Support. Don’t Punish. Global Day of Action calling for drug policies that promote health and human rights.
Through spoken word poetry, they raised the voices of people who’ve experienced drugs and drug policy, lifting the veil of stigma, and creating a space where everyone can freely express themselves without fear and judgment.
On 26th June, a group of NGOs gathered in Taguig City, Metro Manila to discuss the state of cannabis in the Philippines and other issues. On the same day, NoBox Transitions launched the #FireflyInitiative social campaign under the banner of Support. Don’t Punish to ask people in what simple ways they could support the campaign, and to cultivate a culture where support for our fellow people is second nature. This was followed up with a day of activities on 27th June to celebrate a day of support, hope, and human potential.