Pia Wurtzbach speaks up about the controversial disclosure of drug suspects’ HIV status

Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach stand up against the disclosure of sexual orientation and HIV status of drug suspects arrested by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA). The 28-year old beauty queen said that it is not necessary to bare confidential information about the suspects. As an advocate of LGTBQ rights and a Goodwill Ambassador of the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach took to Instagram in expressing her thoughts about the controversial disclosure of drug suspects’ HIV status. On her …

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Matters of the Cup: Silvester Samonte and the Romance of Coffee

We Filipinos are obsessed with coffee. We take it at any given time of the day, enjoying it while ruminating about life on our own, or serving it to bring people together, letting the conversations flow freely with every sip. For local coffee expert and global coffee entrepreneur, Silvester Dan Sibal Samonte, coffee is pure romance and mystery. “Really good coffee is a love a story on its own. The romance starts with a hike up the mountains to taste the coffee fruit and understand …

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Squad Goals for World AIDS Day

HIV-AIDS advocacy group, LoveYourself, Inc., calls on groups and individuals to join its free, anonymous, and fast community-based HIV screening on 26 November (Sunday) at Victoria Court Malate in Manila in time for the World’s AIDS Day commemoration. Dubbed as #LoveSquad, LoveYourself encourages interested groups and individuals, who are seeking life-saving medical intervention like HIV screening, to register at go.loveyourself.ph/lovesquad. LoveYourself Executive Director Ronivin G. Pagtakhan said “We are getting more aggressive in our strategies to reach the untapped populations for HIV screening, education and …

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BIC® encourages Filipino children to go #BicToSchool for a Brighter Future

BIC Product (Asia) Pte Ltd, in cooperation with its distributor partner in Philippines – Filstar Distributors Corporation, is set to kick off their biggest social campaign in Asia, #BICBrightFutures.  As Champions of Education, BIC® believes that a bright future is for everyone.  As such, BIC® will be giving half a million of Stationery products – the biggest donation in Asia to date – to Children’s Hour, Yellow Boat of Hope and Kariton Klasrum to help kids as they pursue their dreams. The campaign will be …

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Asia’s Songbird Leads the Star-Studded Performances at Love Gala

Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez-Alcasid leads the popular and phenomenal artists who will be showcasing their talents in a night of special performances at the Love Gala charity and awards fundraiser. A staunch supporter of the HIV-AIDS advocacy, Regine appeared alongside other celebrity-advocates in an awareness campaign video that went viral online earlier this year. She continues her advocacy this December 1 on World AIDS Day by performing at the Love Gala, Asia’s Premier Charity and Awards event, at the BGC Arts Center. Aside from Regine, …

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