Wednesday, July 13, 2011


VINN Advocacy was founded by Twitter Shorty Awards Nurse of the Year Awardee, Ronivin (Vinn) Garcia Pagtakhan. He was joined by very close colleagues and friends who were inspired by the increasing demand and queries by LGBT-MSM through social media such as Twitter on venereal infections. Vinn (Ronivin) thought that he could do more about these concerns, could touch more people than just by social media and could actually do something about it, thus consulted his close friend and colleague James Garcia Bon and James Worrasaran who had the same thing on their mind, and had an experience with such advocacy during their stay in the United States where they (James B.) took his Nurse Practitioner Residency.

Since then, the organization exponentially grew through social networking and was spearheaded by a core group of concerned and socially aware YOUTH & LGBT-MSM professionals and supporters with diverse ideas and preferences yielding to the goal to minimize the morbidity rate and in the near future to completely eradicate venereal infections (STD, HIV and AIDS), help the youth & high risk LGBT-MSM in their battle with confusion, prejudice and respect, and ultimately open a safe haven and resource centre for the LGBT-MSM here in the Philippines.