Sunday, October 30, 2011

At the Black Party Manila 2011



Before the party started, a TV5 news crew interviewed us and asked this question:

"Why is The Love Yourself Project here at Black Party Manila?" 

 Good question, I thought. Bakit nga ba? 

 "We're here because the people here are the ones we want to reach out to. They are the ones who like having fun. And our message is this: Love Yourself! Some people think that to love one's self and to be safe means to be boring. We don't believe that. One can have fun, great fun, and at the same time take care of one's self. We're here to deliver that message -- but also, so we can have fun! We like having fun too! (We know the market, because we are the market!)"


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We had a blast at the Black Party Manila 2011! Proof of that are these photos! 

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Enjoy everyone!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

See you at the Black Party Manila 2011

October 29, 2011 - Orosa/Nakpil, Malate, Manila. Be there in your black Love Yourself t-shirts! [Video by Jedd Rommel.]

Monday, October 17, 2011

Last Call for Volunteer HIV Counselors

This is the last call for volunteers who want to join The Love Yourself Project as HIV counselors. Last day of signing up is 24 October, Monday, 9 PM.
The National AIDS STI Prevention and Control Program of the Department of Health (DOH) and The Love Yourself Project are jointly opening up opportunities to train as HIV counselors. Selected candidates shall attend a 4-day HIV Counseling and Testing Training Program on November 5, 6, 12, and 13, 2011. This will be facilitated by Master HIV Counselors as endorsed by the DOH: Dr. Ethel Daño, Celestino Ramirez, Jason Encabo, Aureo De Castro and Mary Joy Morin. 
The training venue is to be determined (within Metro Manila).

Interested individuals who would like to become HIV Counselors, please fill out the Intent Form.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Wanted: Ordinary People

Do you want to be part of The Love Yourself Project? Volunteer here. [Video credits: Jedd Rommel]

Monday, October 10, 2011

Cupcake League: the Volleyball Outreach

The Love Yourself team with Dr. Jon Fontilla (rightmost)

SEVEN volleyball teams competed fabulously at the Cupcake League held at the Dumlao Gym in Mandaluyong City on October 8, 2011. During the break before the announcement of the winners, Love Yourself folks had a chance to have a short talk with each team to introduce the assistance the group can provide to those who have questions on safe sex and HIV/AIDS. It was a brief but fun outreach! Sharing the photos here! (Special thanks to Jeoff Solas for leading the team, and to Dr. Jonathan Fontilla for making the outreach possible.)

Sunday, October 09, 2011

The Love Yourself Open Shoot -- Part 3!

Due to many people asking for another chance, we bring you once again -- The Love Yourself Open Shoot -- Part 3!



You are invited to participate in Ian Felix Alquiros' third batch of the charity photoshoot for the benefit of The Love Yourself Project. All profit generated will be used in the training of new HIV counselors who will help and assist the youth and key population affected by HIV/AIDS. Photoshoot participants donate Php1,000 which entitle them to (1) one Love Yourself t-shirt; (2) grooming services for the shoot; and (3) one digital photo layout, in the style of "Love Yourself." They say a picture is worth a thousand words -- in this special charity photoshoot, it's worth a thousand pesos and a lot of love, for yourself and for a society we envision free from the scare of HIV/AIDS.

This photoshoot is open to all generous souls and beautiful people who have the heart to help. It will be on Sunday, October 16, 2011, from 12 NN to 9 PM, at #88 Panay Avenue, Quezon City [location map]. Get a priority shoot timeslot that's most convenient for you, register here.

Friday, October 07, 2011

HIV Counseling Training

Do you want to be an HIV counselor?

Given the explosive growth of HIV numbers that we're seeing now, analysts forecast that by 2015, there will be 45,000 people living with HIV (PLHIV) in the Philippines. While we shall do our best to arrest this growth by increased awareness and education, we also believe that we need to increase our capacity to assist people to change behavior (from high risk to low or no risk),  and to cope with their transition in case they are diagnosed as HIV positive. In short, we need more HIV counselors.

The National AIDS STI Prevention and Control Program of the Department of Health (DOH) and The Love Yourself Project are jointly opening up opportunities to train as HIV counselors. Selected candidates shall attend a 4-day HIV Counseling and Testing Training Program on November 5, 6, 12, and 13, 2011. This will be facilitated by Master HIV Counselors as endorsed by the DOH: Dr. Ethel Daño, Celestino Ramirez, Jason Encabo, Aureo De Castro and Mary Joy Morin. The training venue is to be determined (within Metro Manila).

Interested individuals who would like to become HIV Counselors, please fill out the Intent Form.


Sunday, October 02, 2011

Janvier and Zyruz: Lovers of The Love Yourself Project



Actors Janvier Daily and Zyruz Imperial join the Lovers' League, supporters of The Love Yourself Project (TLYP).

Do you want to join activities of TLYP? Check out our Calendar of Activities.

Talk to a counselor.


Scared that you might have HIV? Too much, that you can't even go for your HIV test? 

Perhaps you just need to talk it over with an HIV counselor. No pressure to go for testing. Sometimes, it helps just to let it out.

Email an HIV counselor at help@loveyourself.ph