The Positive Action Foundation Philippines Incorporated
DSWD-NCR-RL-000055-2011
SEC Registration: A199902514

PAFPI

Congratulations to PAFPI
new set of Officers 2016!

Mr. Joshua C.T. Formentera
Founding President/CEO

Dr. Nymia Simbulan
Vice President

Atty. Carlo Martin Alcala
Chairman of the Board / Corporate Secretary

Dr. Rita D. Bantigue
Treasurer

Member of the Board
Dr. Rossana Ditangco
Mrs. Ruth Samante

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Last May 26, 2016, Dissemination Forum on “Evaluation of the HIV/AIDS Education and Counseling Services among OFWs” was held at Bay View Park Hotel, Ermita, Manila. This was funded by Union Aid Abroad- APHEDA, Pasasalamat Fund and AUSAid.

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Did you know that in 2008, the newly diagnosed HIV was set at 1 per day. Two years after, in 2010, it was set at 4 new cases daily, 9 daily new cases in 2012, and 17 new daily cases in 2014. But in 2015, the newly diagnosed was set at 22 cases per day!

“The numbers are growing and seeing the trend, the HIV and AIDS registry in the Philippines will not likely to go down,” tells Rodel Navarra, Chief Operating Officer of Positive Action Foundation Philippines, Inc. (PAFPI).

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The night of revelry last December 18, 2015 is not your usual Christmas party. Although there’s an abundance of sumptuous feast prepared by the volunteers, and the juiciest lechon, the night was made more special through a showcase of pageantry and volunteerism. Yes, the night sparkled as distinguished guests, sponsors, people living with HIV (PLHIV), affected families, significant others, Positive Action Foundation Philippines, Inc. (PAFPI) Board of Trustees, officers, and staff come together to celebrate the 18 years of unwavering commitment to the HIV and AIDS advocacy.

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A fun run is one of the popular fitness events that draw large attention from fitness buffs or hobbyists alike. And although it is still a race, where winners are called, and winning loot bags, raffle prizes, and cash prizes are craved after, most runners join fun runs because of the socialization part. Needless to say, running along with your peers, meeting new runners and socializing after the run goes beyond the competition.

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In celebration of World AIDS Day 2015 last December 1, employees of MAC Cosmetic Philippines underwent an HIV education at MAC’s office at Buendia, Makati. “The basic HIV training was given to further enhance and update the knowledge of MAC employees on the HIV and AIDS situation in the Philippines,” says Celestino Ramirez, Vice President and Training Director of Positive Action Foundation Philippines, Inc. (PAFPI).

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This year marks the celebration of the 15th year of continuous project sponsorship of the Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA, Pasasalamat Fund and AusAID. Their continuous support in the maintenance and operation of the Abot Kamay Drop–in Centre (AKDC) allows Positive Action Foundation Philippines, Inc. (PAFPI) to provide appropriate psychosocial support services, counseling and home–based care services to people living with HIV (PLHIVs).

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Reports from the HIV and AIDS Registry of the Department of Health (DoH) shows that a total of 2,101 HIV cases from October 2012 to June 2015 were people who engage in transactional sex or people in prostitution. They belong to the sector of the most-at-risk along with the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and males having sex with males (MSM). “The rising number of HIV incidence in the Philippines calls for a more intensified HIV awareness education among the most-at-risk and this includes people who engage in transactional sex,” tells Rodel Navarra, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Positive Action Foundation Philippines, Inc. (PAFPI).
 

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