Monday, December 31, 2012

Loveyourself 2012: The Year That Was

The Love Yourself (TLY) group is an non-government, non-profit, 100%-volunteer-powered, community-based organization that encourages loving oneself by daring to be who one really is, caring for oneself, and sharing oneself as a way to multiplying joy. Since July 2011, it has been actively working in the area of HIV education and prevention, specifically among the youth and key populations. With this video, it looks back at the year that was and looks forward to a greater, more hopeful year 2013. 

[Music Credits: "This is the New Year" by Ian Axel, Soundtrack of New Year's Eve]

100% Pure Love

Thank you 2012 :)


Sunday, December 30, 2012

TLY CEBU: Loveyourself Orientation - First Run

The Loveyourself cebu team successfully conducted it's first Loveyourself Orientation yesterday afternoon at CENDET function room. 

A total of 17 people graced the said event. They went through the Loveyourself spirit module and HIV 101.

Its was indeed an afternoon of Fun and Learning. 

In all TLY events may it be Manila or Cebu, we can assure you that you might start a session in a room full of strangers but will end the session in a room full of Friends. 

We will be conducting similar orientation in the future. 
If you are interested to join us and you are in Cebu, can reach us through the following medias: 

SMS: 09227201400
Message us on our FB page.

Looking forward to seeing you in the next run!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Meet The Loveyourself Cebu Team

Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart. 
 ~Elizabeth Andrew

Meet some of Cebu's League of Lovers.. Dedicated, talented individual who took time off of their busy schedule to volunteer and become an advocate of Change. 

We are inviting more people to join our First Loveyourself Spirit Orientation in Cebu.

"LIKE" the TLY Cebu's Facebook Page to get updates about TLY Cebu's Activities and Updates.

Monday, December 24, 2012

TLY CEBU: The Loveyourself Spirit Orientation

Inviting Everyone in CEBU
 to the First 
Loveyourself Spirit Orientation

Please visit and also "Like" the TLY Cebu Facebook Page for the Latest Updates and Activities here in CEBU-->



The LoveYourself Project was recently published on BLANC Magazine on their Best of Cebu Spread. Which goes to show how TLY is set to conquer cebu! So spread the Word. 

This article was written by no other than our very own stylish DeeDee.
Thank you to the staff of Blanc magazine for publishing us.

What are you waiting for?! Grab a copy of BLANC magazine's Best of Cebu Issue :)

Rememeber.. Dare.. Care and Share!

Go Visit The TLY CEBU's Facebook Page:
to get more updates on the Activities and Events in CEBU.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Holiday Schedule of the Love Yourself Hub / RITM Satellite Clinic

Hello :) Our TLY Hub and the RITM Satellite Clinic staff are also taking some time off like everyone else to celebrate the holiday season. Thus below is the holiday schedule for year-end 2012 for everyone's guidance:

2012 Yearend Holiday Schedule

December 18 to 21 - Regular schedule
December 22 to 26 - Clinic closed
December 27 to 29 - Special clinic schedule (9 AM-6 PM no cutoff for testing)
December 30 to January 2 - Clinic closed
January 3 - Regular Clinic Schedule 

For any inquiry, you may contact:
RITM Satellite Clinic 
Address: #1850 Leon Guinto Street, Malate, Manila 
Phone: 353-8922

Are you interested in having your HIV test in this location? More info here.

Pride March 2012 - Manila

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Loveyourself Cebu: The WAD Effect

iSupport World AIDS Day (#iSupportWAD)
First and foremost, we would like to say our biggest THANK YOU to everyone who supported iSupport for World AIDS Day (WAD).

You guys have no idea how huge and strong your impact was to everyone. Your simple way of changing your profile photos to iSupport Poster on both your Facebook and Twitter accounts and joining our Tweetfest using the hash-tag #iSupportWAD were extremely helpful in educating our online friends. (You may refer to the link here for the iSupport Poster and the TweetFest).

In addition, we would like to share some photos during the World AIDS Day Parade in Cebu.
See how cute our banner!
The Love Yourself Cebu Team
We assure you that this is just the start of a whole new adventure in our continued fight against HIV/AIDS and the stigma that goes along with it. We can't wait for our lined-up events for Christmas and for the year 2013 -- events that you have never experienced before!

We look forward to your continued participation in our future events.

Follow and like us on Facebook and Twitter:

 Thank you,
 The Love Yourself Cebu Team

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Positive: Silhouettes of the Night

Positive: Silhouettes of the Night

            Cinema 2, MovieWorld, Robinsons Galleria, Pasig/Quezon City, December 14, 2012 at 7:00PM

For ticket reservation click below:

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Pride Manila 2012 | The Rainbow Street Party


December 1, 2012 9PM Saturday Orosa-Nakpil Streets Malate, Manila

for the Benefit of The Love Yourself Project

Together with Jose Cuervo Black | Tanduay Ice | Manila Light | EZ Lubricating Jelly | Frenzy Condoms

#MEGMAGAZINE #TopChoiceAwards TOP Advocacy: Loveyourself

Thank you to everyone who supported and voted for us!

Thank you Meg Magazine :)

"The best gift we can give is not the BEST of what we HAVE, 
but the BEST of WHO we ARE"

Dare Care Share

for the list of winners of the 2012 MEG Top Choice Awards Click Below:

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Loveyourself Cebu: iSupport World AIDS Day

iSupport World AIDS Day 


And you actually thought that December is only for Christmas? Well, I have one additional good news for you!

Our beloved Queen City of the South together with the rest of the World will be celebrating WORLD AIDS DAY 2012 on the 1st of December. We, The Love Yourself, unconditionally support this campaign thru 'iSupport'.

iSupport is our simple way of putting an end not just to AIDS, but also to the stigma and discrimination it brings to every individual. At today’s time, HIV/AIDS is not just a physical Disease but is accompanied by an emotional baggage’s. such as Hate, Discrimination and even Fear.

We highly encourage all our members and Supporters to change their profile picture in FB and Twitter (For TLY members – Loveyourself headshot for our Supporters can grab the iSupport Poster) with the following captions.

"iSupport: Getting to Zero" - Zero new HIV infections. Zero discrimination. Zero AIDS related deaths.

We will also be having a Tweetfest on that sameday to further show our Support: #iSupportWAD by... #TLYCebu #TLYManila"

How about you? How will you show your support for World AIDS Day?

Monday, November 26, 2012

It was a Lovely Evening - SEB Makati

Confidential HIV Testing and Counseling in Makati City
by The Love Yourself, Inc. was indeed a success, thanks to all of you Lovers!
November 23, 2012, Makati City - In establishing a concrete effort for Public-Private Partnership (PPP) through HIV/AIDS awareness by facilitating Confidential HIV Counseling and Testing for free, The Love Yourself. Inc. together with Makati City Health Department, Department of Health-Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (DOH-RITM) along with MediCard Philippines, Inc. as venue sponsor, then Sugarleaf foods that nourish and Chicken Charlie as food sponsors have all teamed up to make this noble project possible and indeed a success.

A total of 184 clients came and attended group discussions, then 174 of them had themselves voluntarily tested, from which 22 or 12.5% had reactive results. 

More than just numbers, the event proved that this should indeed be held closer to key cities like in Makati where most participants have been working rigorously day and night. We are thankful to some offices who encouraged their employees to take the initiative and are observing DOLE's HIV/AIDS Program in the Workplace. All information are treated with confidentiality and with highest regards to the rights of our clients.

The participation of sponsors were also critical in order to provide a better quality service to our lovers, for this allow us to extend our gratitude to the following: 


MediCard Lifestyle Center - the poshest medical facility center in the business district, Makati City. This is one of the best offerings of MediCard Philippines, Inc. - a Health Maintenance Organization that commits to provide the best quality health care service through total customer satisfaction to their members and to contribute to the well-being of the society that they serve.

We are also thanking Colorectal Specialists, Inc. (CSI). CSI is the only specialty clinic in the country where colorectal surgeons are grouped together to offer outpatient clinic services. CSI at the MediCard Lifestyle Center offers state-of-the-art treatment options for haemorrhoids like rubber band ligation, stapled hemorrhoidopexy and tran-anal hemorrhoidal dearterialization or THD.

Ronivinn, President and Founder of TLY,
 as he nibbles on the crunch
smoked salmon food wrap
Aside from clinics, you can also find yoga facilities, gym facilities, and other alternatives that promotes healthy lifestyle, which includes the nutritious food hub Sugarleaf.

Sugarleaf foods that nourish - offers the most delectable, mouthwatering, organic gastronomic experience in Makati and Greenhills. Their menu is definitely healthy and also taste good from carefully selected ingredients that are organically harvested. We got to taste the freshest food wraps smoked salmon and crab sticks, both were topped with kefir sauce. These were offered to our attendees and advocates which they instantly got curious of and eventually loved.

Some of our admirable advocates who rendered their patience,
time, and  lovely efforts during the event
Then we have the 100% Pinoy pride soy chicken, Chicken Charlie. It served the participants and the advocates with both garlic and spicy glazed chicken, potato fries and iced tea, check more of our fun pics at our Facebook page!

The Lovers who got so excited of the delivery!

We are indeed grateful to everyone, especially to our continuously growing number of advocates who generously extended their time, they who took their office off, and even stayed until early morning of the next day. Since then, we have been receiving heartwarming messages online due to this event.

Most of all, we are ever thankful to those who came and showed the importance of empowering themselves by taking the test and trusting us for more than a year. The increase in number of participants had been significant enough to clearly define the social responsibility of our community. We are interpreting the numbers more of behavioral change by committing to a better lifestyle, a better community, called Lovers!

Thank you and see you soon!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Loveyourself #TweetFest

Hi guys this is Vinn :) the #twitternurse!

Join Loveyourself's first ever Twitfest on November 22, 2012! (from 12nn to 12mm)

Let's Do Tweet'n Fun!


1. Twit your sexiest, funiest, kinkiest, and most erotic safer sex experience, fantasy, or tips.
2. Use the hashtags #SaferSexTips 
3. Examples:

a. Slowly run your lips on the side of the shaft, and flick your tongue around the head. #SaferSexTips for an #HIVfree Philippines!
b. Ipit-ipit between the thighs, don't forget to lubricate! #SaferSexTips
c. Babala: magkapote, may tae #SaferSexTips for an #HIVfree Philippines!

3. Official start of the twitfest is Nov. 22, 12:00 NOON, ends same day at 12:00 MIDNIGHT

4. The TLY officers shall choose the top 3 best tweets and will be awarded exclusive TLY kinky gifts *wink*

Winners will be announced on Nov. 23, 9:00 pm.


What are you waiting for? 

Share it to your friends!

let's have the sweetest, most exciting twitfest ever!

#darecareshare #loveyourself

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Nov.23 is a Friday and it's our Lovers' Night in Makati

The second day of  HIV Triduum, November 23, 2012, we are bringing one of our core services to our lovers in the heart of Metro. It's our Confidential HIV Counseling and Testing at MEDICard Lifestyle Center located at No. 51 Paseo de Roxas corner Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue in Makati City.  (For directions, click here)


We are so happy that more private entities are opening their hearts in supporting our very noble objectives and offering these services for FREE.

Again thank you to the following sponsors, and kindly click their logos for more info.

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

SEB in Makati!

Loveyourself presents

Makati SEB

Special thanks to our sponsors!

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Love Yourself Cafe Confessions -- the revelations

First there were secrets -- secrets just like yours. Now, it's time for revelations -- confessions. Watch, and feel the exhilaration of self-revelations. Brave individuals, taking their brave step out of the shadows. Come listen to real people share their real stories.

Be part of the journey of this diverse group of individuals who dared to discover themselves – reliving their past, facing their fears, and relishing the present. Share in their new-found freedom to express themselves in a night like no other. LoveYourself CafĂ© Confessions features real stories from real people – Lui, Gimo, Ivy, Buboy, Ryan, Mark, Dex, JV & Niknok – shared by themselves, no holds barred.

It has been an interesting few weeks under the guidance of Rep Phils’ youngest director, Topper Fabregas, and LoveYourself’s own Kuya Law, that this odd bunch have shared the gift of being able to discover together and express themselves.

Join them this Saturday as they pass on that gift to as they dare to care and share part of themselves with others. Join us in a special public show performed by the workshop participants to be held on Saturday, Nov. 10 at the La Maison Rada Condominium Roofdeck, 115 Rada St., Legaspi Village, Makati City. 

Event map here:

Organizers will be asking for a PhP500 donation at the door to help cover for the workshop expenses. Proceeds will support future projects of Love Yourself.

Sunday, October 28, 2012


Who ever you are, thank you for nominating us :)
and now... here come's the voting part :)

Hi Lovers!
Huge favor, we hope you can spare a few minutes to vote for us: 

just click:

type in your name and email
and click VOTE as many times as you can (you can use your working email address again and again)

Friday, October 26, 2012

Black Party 2012


The Annual Halloween Street Party
OCTOBER 27, 2012
Orosa-Nakpil Streets Malate Manila

See you there!

Dare Care Share!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Driving Change with Caltex - Henry Golding is going to the Philippines! 

Driving Change with Caltex is our latest community project, which harnesses the power of social media to make a difference in five local communities in Malaysia, Hong Kong, Thailand, The Philippines and Singapore. In a race against time, Henry Golding, our host, has only three days in each country to help those in need and complete his mission. But he can't do it alone, every online and offline contribution from you, no matter how small, really can make a difference. So bookmark us at and follow our journey! 

 Follow us on Twitter: too.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

HIV TRIDUUM, in preparation for World AIDS Day 2012

More details coming soon!

Happy Birthday Vinn!

To our first ever Lover! 
Our Princess of Love :) 

Happy Birthday Vinn 
 May your loving shine continue to light others. 


Tara! SEB tayo!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Happy Birthday Mamu!

Happy Birthday to our very own Mamu!
Godfather of Comedy Entertainment :)

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Universal Declaration of Human Rights Campaign: What are Human Rights? Definition

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Lover's Recommendation Survey

Sunday, September 30, 2012

TLY-oke Night!

The Love Yourself Hub presents..

a TLY-oke night! fun

An evening of music, to meet up and have fun among friendly people. 

Come and join us, it's open to all! (Saturday, Oct. 6, 6 PM.) 

Friday, September 28, 2012

Loveyourself Confessions: Self Expression Theater Workshop


"When you stand and share your story in an empowering way, your story will heal you and your story will heal somebody else." — Iyanla Vanzant

Discover the disciplines of theatre performance; dare to face your deepest, darkest self; learn to share and express yourself with total freedom.

This Self-Expression Workshop for LoveYourself is looking for open and committed participants who will undergo a theater workshop facilitated by Topper Fabregas on all four Saturdays of October.

This process will culminate in a special public show performed by the workshop participants -- "LoveYourself Cafe Confessions" to be held at the LoveYourself Hub on Nov 10.

No previous theatre experience is required. But there are limited slots available.

For those who would dare, please register at

Monday, September 24, 2012

Loveyourself Cebu: Orientation Meeting Held for Love Yourself Cebu

Thirty-one individuals attended the first-ever orientation of Love Yourself for volunteers in Cebu. It was held on Saturday, September 22, 2012 at the Auditorium of the Cebu City Health Department, Gen. Maxilom Ext., Cebu City. It was facilitated by Chris Lagman (Director, Education & Counseling), Vinn Pagtakhan (President & Founder), and Dr. Ilya Tac-an (Medical Doctor, Cebu City Social Hygiene Clinic). Jerson See, President of Cebu Plus Association Inc. (Love Yourself's partner organization), also came to grace the event.

(L-R) Raychie Lomongo, volunteer; Jerson See, Cebu Plus President; Dr. Ilya Tac-an, MD, Cebu City Social Hygiene Clinic; and Ronivin Pagtakhan, Love Yourself President & Founder