If you are used to eating fast food, canned goods and instant noodles, you better stop it now. Countless articles flood the internet about healthy eating, yet your food choices haven’t changed. Regardless of your busy schedule, you must learn how to eat healthy and take care of your health. To help you get started, Positive Action Foundation Philippines, Inc. (PAFPI) have come up with these 9 tips for better food choices.
Stigma and discrimination are results of misinformation and lack of education about HIV and AIDS. Many people still cringe at the mere idea of HIV/AIDS. More often than not, people living with HIV are viewed with disdain and prejudice. With that in mind, Positive Action Foundation Philippines. Inc. (PAFPI) held a seminar entitled HIV/AIDS Stigma Reduction among Stakeholders.
A one day (15th of June 2017; Bayview Park Hotel, Manila) seminar that aimed to:
- Provide correct information and update on the latest about HIV and AIDS.
- Educate stakeholders of PLHIVs’ basic rights in accordance with RA 8504.
- Enhance and strengthen partnership between manning agencies and diagnostic clinics for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs).
UP-Manila’s Profs. Laufred Hernandez and Dr. Reynaldo Imperial, both PAFPI stalwarts, facilitated the event that was attended by at least 40 participants from SeaPower Shipping Enterprises Inc., Positibong Marino Philippines, Inc. (PMPI), PhilSafe Marine Services, Inc., Fivestar Marine Services Corp., Fairview Shipping Corp., Technomar Crew Management Corp., ZONTA Club of Quezon City, Bargonfip Shipmanagement Inc., ST Ocean Philippines, Inc., SeaWorld Maritime Corp., Crew Care Inc., CBZ Medical Clinic, Sea Bird Shipmanagement Inc., Crewbenefit Inc., KAKAMMPI, Jebsens Maritime Inc., and the Philippine National AIDS Council (PNAC).
Meanwhile, PNAC’s Rench Chaliongco delivered a lecture on the ‘HIV/AIDS Situation in the Philippines, while Dr. Nymia Pemintel Simbulan also from UP-Manila and PAFPI, discussed ‘RA 8504-Philippines AIDS Law’ and other related policies.
PMPI President Jebsen Gamido, likewise addressed the various issues confronting PLHIV seafarers.
What will you do if your family member or loved one who is living with HIV is down with flu? For those who are not immune-compromised, going down with flu is nothing to be worry about since over-the-counter flu medications, proper meals and rest will do the trick. Needless to say, you will see your loved one running and about in no time. But for people living with HIV (PLHIV), flu, fever, runny nose and cough are not to be taken lightly.
Tree planting gives many benefits. It is a symbolism of new life to some, while it is therapeutic and relaxing to some. Planting a tree can give so many different meanings to different people, but regardless of the meaning that it holds, planting a tree or even a shrub is good for one’s health. Needless to say, it is also good for the environment.
Department of Health (DOH) HIV and AIDS Registry show that April 2017 recorded a total of 629 newly diagnosed HIV cases with an average of 27 diagnosed per day.. The April numbers saw a staggering jump from the 526 and 600 record last January and February respectively. Most newly diagnosed came from the National Capital Region (NCR) with 37% followed by Region 4A with 17% and Region 3 with 9%.
In response to the alarming increase of newly HIV diagnosed each day, 30 maritime schools across the country held a national consultation meeting to further intensity the education campaign on HIV and AIDS.
The consultation meeting that was held last March 29, 2017 at the social hall of the University of the Philippines – Philippine General Hospital (UP-PGH) in Manila and was widely attended by 30 Maritime Higher Education Institutions (MHEIs) and staff of the Positive Action Foundation Philippines, Inc. (PAFPI). The consultation meeting identified the effective ways on how to educate the future seafarers about HIV and AIDS. Thus, the participants agreed to incorporate the following in the curriculum.
Miss Universe 2016 was the most celebrated Philippine event so far. But what makes it extra significant is its advocacy on raising HIV and AIDS awareness and education through the National Charity Gift Auction. And Positive Action Foundation Philippines, Inc. (PAFPI) was fortunate to be named as the auction’s beneficiary that was held last January 23, 2017 at Forbes Ballroom, Conrad Hotel in Pasay City. The event was attended by the contestants from Miss Universe 2016, the queen herself, MU 2015 Pia Wurtzbach, notable people in the Miss Universe pageant, people in government and embassies, and various celebrities.