PAFPI

The Positive Action Foundation Philippines Incorporated

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PAFPI was the only chosen HIV NGO in the Philippines to be the beneficiary of the National Gift Auction of the 65th Miss Universe competition. The Auction was held on January 23, 2017, at the Forbes Ballroom of the Conrad Hotel. Each of the 87 contenders for the title of Miss Universe donated a gift from their home countries. The gifts were put up for bids at the event. Ten items were put up for live auction in the ballroom, while the rest were auctioned by silent bidding. PAFPI was chosen through Pass it Forward, which is the official charity partner of the 65th Miss Universe competition.
 

The auction was huge success. The amount raised will be a tremendous importance for PAFPI’s possibility to continue working to help persons living with HIV/AIDS and their families. Furthermore, the event itself was a milestone in the fight against stigma and discrimination. All of this was made possible by your choice of PAFPI as the beneficiary. For that, PAFPI’s board, our employees, our volunteers as well as the many recipients of PAFPI’s assistance are truly honoured and grateful.

On the eve of the 65th Annual Miss Universe Coronation, let me express our deepest thanks and appreciation to the Miss Universe Organization for choosing PAFPI as a channel for its philanthropic efforts, through its partner, Pass It Forward.We especially take utmost pride and joy in our indefatigable and exquisite queen, Miss Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, who, as early as in her winning response during the 2015 Q&A portion, had deemed HIV/AIDS-advocacy a worthy cause. Indeed, the most beautiful woman in the universe not only is blessed with an elegant surface but also, and more importantly, with wisdom and a pure heart.

Moreover, it comes as a much-welcome coincidence that one of our strongest allies and benefactors for the past seven years, M.A.C. Cosmetics Phils., has teamed up with MUO for this year’s pageant. I must confess I had to constantly ask myself why those in the business of beauty gravitate towards HIV-charity.

On behalf of the trustees and the entire PAFPI family, I salute you, partners, and wish you continuing success in all endeavors. Rest assured that your support will go a long and beautiful way in advancing a Philippine society that truly cares for and empowers people living with HIV/AIDS.

Sincerely,
(Sgd.) Carlo Martin R. Alcala

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Working together for six years, Positive Action Philippines, Inc. (PAFPI) and MAC AIDS Fund (MAF) forged a partnership to bring comfort and care to people living with HIV (PLHIVs). Hence, PAFPI and the officers and staff of MAC Cosmetic Philippines, as part of MAC’s participation in the annual World AIDS Day every December 1st, went for an immersion at the H4 Ward and Outpatient Department at San Lazaro Hospital.

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“Addressing the psychological and social problems of people living with HIV and their affected families is crucial that is why we have trained counselors and peer educators to provide psychosocial support to our clients,” explained Mr. Rodel Navarra, Chief Operating Officer of Positive Action Foundation Philippines, Inc. (PAFPI).

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According to the HIV and AIDS Registry of the Department of Health (DoH) released last June 2016, the number of the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) comprised about 12% of the total HIV cases wherein 84% are male with an average age of 32. Due this, Positive Action Foundation Philippines, Inc. (PAFPI) partnered with manning agencies to ensure that departing OFWs are armed with enough knowledge about HIV and AIDS.

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Services That You Can Avail Through PAFPI’s Abot Kamay Drop-in Center Project

It has been sixteen years since Positive Action Foundation Philippines, Inc. (PAFPI) and the Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA penned a partnership to provide essential services to people living with HIV (PLHIV), their affected families (AF), and Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs).

Rodel Navarra, Chief Operating Officer of PAFPI, explained that the partnership brought forth the PAFPI-Abot Kamay Drop-in Center (AKDC) Project on its sixteenth year “The objectives of the project remain the same. That is to prevent the spread of STI, HIV and AIDS amongst OFWs, their families, and local seafarers,” he said.

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To All Interested Clinics, Hospitals facilities and Individuals
 
In response to the increasing demand for HIV counseling and testing services, Positive Action Foundation Philippines, Inc. (PAFPI) in collaboration with the Department of Health (DOH) through the Infectious Disease Office (IDO), and STI AIDS Cooperative Central Laboratory (SACCL) will facilitate the conduct of the DOH certification “HIV Counseling to Testing Training (HCtT)” at the Asian Social Institute (ASI) located at 1518 Leon Guinto Street in Malate, Manila. The four(4) days live out training objective is to enhance participants’ knowledge, skills and attitudes in providing HIV counseling including pre and post-test counseling to clients who access this service at the health service facility.
 
In view of this, PAFPI is now opening its registration for interested facilities and individuals. The first 21 participants who registered will be accommodated. To defray the training cost and operating expenses, participation fees will be charged to the participating facilities.
 
Kindly download the Registration Form here and fill it out. Then send to: pafpiorg@gmail.com
 
For further inquiries, you may contact the admin office and look for Ms. Stephanie Ramos, Admin Assistant, at 5673506, 404-2911, 528-4531, Ms. Rose Barrientos, Mr. Aureo de Castro, DOH Master HIV Trainor at: 09215500473 / 09275160887

One (1) Slot for a Finance Staff/ Bookkeeper

Background in ACCOUNTING is an advantage.

Please apply and send your resume to PAFPI Admin Office or email us.

Address to:
Mr. Rodel G. Navarra
Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Positive Action Foundation Philippines, Inc. (PAFPI)
2613 Dian Street, Malate, Manila

Email: pafpiorg@gmail.com

 

Videos

Ms. Universe Fashion Show at the National Gift Auction Night



Pass It Forward Video to PAFPI



2016 PAFPI Year End Video



MAC World AIDS Day Celebration 2014



PAFPI HIV and AIDS Information and Education on Wheels



Inspirational message by the vice president and chief operating officer