Positive Action Foundation Philippines Incorporated
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The love month is here and it is also the time when cupid runs wild. The spell of Venus coupled with the naughtiness of Cupid was a vicious combination that inflicts couples and lovers. Steaming passion consequently shoots the sales of temporary love nests to skyrocket high. But along with it is the increasing chances of HIV infections among hot blooded people wallowing in casual encounters. Needless to say, possibilities of getting infected with HIV is high among people who do not take precautions and use condom for protection.

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The holiday season is the time for love and sharing especially to those who needed it most. And this season, Positive Action Foundation Philippines, Inc. (PAFPI) through the support of MAC AIDS Fund conducted a gift giving activity to the patients confined in the H4 Ward at San Lazaro Hospital in Manila last December 15, 2014.

PAFPI’s President Joshua Formentera, Ma. Cristina Culaste and other staff and volunteers of PAFPI brought holiday cheers to 19 patients currently confined in the H4 Ward. “These patients need our care and love especially this holiday season. Most of them are having a hard time coping up financially because being confined in a hospital due to different opportunistic infections is no walk in the park,” Formentera shared.

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TLY 3S EOI #03 Call for Expression of Interest

Project: Construction of HIV Testing Hub in Pasig City

Positive Action Foundation Philippines, Inc. (PAFPI) in partnership with Loveyourself, Inc. are in the process of developing and constructing of another clinic for HIV testing and
prevention under the 3S Project in Pasig City. PAFPI, on behalf of Loveyourself, Inc. hereby request for expression of interest from eligible and competent contractors to submit pre-qualification information for construction / refurbishment of clinics in Pasig City, which includes the following major components:

a. Make measurements of the rented space for the clinics
b. Design effective floor plan for efficient clinic operation
c. Construction of the space and interior finishing
d. Refurbishment and installation of fixture (air-con, etc.)
e. Electrical Installations.

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INVITATION TO BID: Ethnographic Study of Males who have Sex with Males (MSM) based on the Results of the Venue-Specific Analysis of the 2013 IHBSS

Positive Action Foundation Philippines, Inc. (PAFPI), an organization currently working as Sub Recipient on the Monitoring and Evaluation as well as Treatment, Care and Support Component to the Global Fund Round 6 (GFR6) HIV and AIDS Project in the Philippines, with the Department of Health (DOH) as Principal Recipient, is currently organizing the hiring of Consultant to implement an Ethnographic Study of Males who have Sex with Males (MSM) based on the results of the venue-specific analysis of the 2013 Integrated HIV Behavioral and Serologic Surveillance (IHBSS).

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Contributed by: Joan delos Reyes Bassig

When you’re burnt out from work, what do you do? When you’ve come to realize that no matter how much you love what you do, working 12 hours a day will not bring you success the way you thought it would. What now?

I decided to volunteer. I had a good talk with a friend of mine whom I haven’t seen for a year. He’s been doing volunteer work at PAFPI and he showed me his plans to help PAFPI become a sustainable NGO. Growing up, my mom would encourage us to volunteer to various churches and school activities. So I thought, this should be pretty straightforward.

It was not; it was more like learning a new culture, with its own language and expressions. Every Friday at PAFPI takes me to the Land of Sailor-moon, costume play and the like. Sex is always the hottest topic, next to hot celebrities and beauty pageants, both local and international. Now and then someone would start to catwalk and everyone else would follow suit. Suddenly, a flash of nostalgia would creep up, of a life that was. I can feel their pain, it’s overwhelming. I am learning a lot from these people; life, love, acceptance, family, sacrifice, hope and so much more. I love every minute of it.

 

One of the most prominent ways in order for college professors to give their students a high grade is a research paper or a thesis containing a topic untouched by many. This is what transpired for the past few months of seeing students from different universities,  come and go at the drop-in centers of Positive Action Foundation Philippines, Inc. (PAFPI).

Although some few students who made HIV and AIDS their chosen field of interest immersed themselves just for the purpose of having a high grade or simply passing the required paper,  it was all good since visiting the drop-in centers would give HIV and AIDS peer educators a chance to share their stories. And even though a handful won’t even dare to share a meal with people living with HIV, it was still an opportunity for peer educators to give the right information that sharing of food and eating together would not harm them and would not give them HIV.

HIV and AIDS educators / counselors do understand that it was human nature to fear what people don’t know and understand. Talking and sharing HIV / AIDS information to these students would help address HIV and AIDS misconceptions and hopefully eradicate the unfounded fear and stigma about the virus. So if you want to know more about HIV and AIDS, please do give us a visit at 2613 Dian St., Malate, Manila.

Two Site Implementation Officers (SIO)

to be assigned at Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSSMC),
Cebu City

One Registered Social Worker

Please send your resume to:
Mr. Rodel G. Navarra
Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Contributed by: Renee (Malate, Manila: April 7, 2014)

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I was given the opportunity to share my story to several doctors, midwives and nurses for a Tuberculosis and HIV Collaboration Seminar in Angeles, Pampanga last week. By the time I entered the venue I have no idea what to expect since that was only my second time to disclose about my situation. I was nervous and shaking. One doctor even asked me to keep it natural and relaxed.

It feels like I’m about to dive deep in the middle of an ocean full of sharks about to devour my soul. The speaker gave a signal and I joined the participants who were seated in a circular manner. All I saw was their eyes looking at me and waiting for my first few words. I almost choked on my own words, but felt as if I’ve been doing this for a long time as I continue to utter the phrases I needed.

There is no level at which I can describe the elation of disclosing my status as an HIV positive individual to several people I have never met before. I remember the time when I denied all allegations about me being HIV positive. Looking back at myself and comprehending my journey made me realize how clueless I was back then about HIV or AIDS. All my fears flushed down the toilet as they were replaced by an emerging feeling of confidence and strength to continue living a positive and normal life.

 

The Positive Action Foundation Philippines, Inc. (PAFPI) being the Sub–recipient of the Department of Health for the continuing project implementation of the Global Fund HIV Project through the New Funding Model – Interim Funding Mechanism (NFM–IFM) from August 1, 2013 to June 30, 2015. It is in this regard that PAFPI is looking for Sub–sub Recipient (SSR) to implement and deliver intervention activities under the 3S Expansion Project focusing males who have sex with males (MSM). This is for immediate hiring.

Interested organization should possess the following qualifications:

  • Understanding of the HIV/AIDS situation in the Philippines
  • Willingness to undertake additional responsibilities and initiative
  • Can work with supervision of PAFPI Management Team
  • Ability to work within a projects team, particularly PAFPI as a mentor
  • Project management experience is an advantage

In addition, applicants must also demonstrate following:

  • Honest and trustworthy
  • Respectful
  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Flexible
  • Demonstrate sound work ethics

 

Activities to be conducted will be in accordance with the approved Global Fund TFM NFM–IFM work and financial plan.

Interested party or organizations is requested to send their expression of interest address to PAFPI President/CEO Mr. Joshua T. Formentera on or before February 7, 2014:

 

  • Inception Report/Organization profile;
  • Legal documents (e.g. SEC Registration with Articles of Incorporation and By–laws, SSS, Business Permit, BIR, COR 2303, Annual Registration Fee–0605, GIS;
  • Mayor’s Permit;
  • Accomplishment Reports of previous and ongoing project/s;
  • Two years Audited Financial Statements, latest (stamped received by BIR and SEC);
  • BIR updated official receipt;
  • Capital Outlay and Board Composition;
  • Board Resolution and authorized signatories to the contract;

An assessment of the prospective organization shall be conducted by PAFPI including representative/s from the technical unit of the Department of Health upon receipt of the required documents.

The number of people in the Philippines infected of HIV is rising fast. It speedily rise just like the turning of wheel in a city bustling of loud noises yet unaware of the threat of the infection. With this, Positive Action Foundation Philippines, Inc. (PAFPI) thought of a strategy that could reach and educate the people who ride into the public vehicles.

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