Saturday, May 12, 2012

Love Yourself Meets Pampanga's Best!

Lovers with Dr. Eric Tayag from DOH, Mr. Eric Veron Cruz from Pilipinas Shell Foundation,
and Mayor Ed Pamintuan
Angeles City, located within the province of Pampanga, a first-class, highly urbanized city; the first but definitely not the last stop of our exciting provincial tour in facilitating both HIV Summit and Candlelight Memorial last May 10, 2012. The event gathered both private and public communities and representatives in order to disseminate awareness and education on HIV and AIDS.

The event started at 8:00 am for the HIV summit, it focused on the current HIV & AIDS cases in Angeles City, of the whole Philippines, and the world. The program involved exciting and engaging simulations  and workshops that allowed the audience to participate actively. Thanks to our very energetic facilitators and speakers led by Dr. Jon Fontilla from the Pilipinas Shell Foundation who provided all the essential technical information about the HIV & AIDS, STI, and more, while our President & Founder, Ronivin Pagtakhan, discussed one of the most intriguing topics which was Gender, Sex, and Sexuality.
Von Arroyo rendering a soulful performance during Candlelight Memorial
The event was so successful that it even exceeded the expected number of participants and we are so thankful to the indefatigable efforts of all members JCI Angeles City Culiat with it's President Mr. Voltaire Zalamea and Project Head Sigfred Sanchez Catalan.

This event was also notable since we received overwhelming support from the local government of Angeles with its Mayor Ed Pamintuan, and better half, Mrs. Herminia De Guzman-Pamintuan who are both truly concerned of a healthier Angelenos. Also, we are extending our gratitude to the participants coming from the following groups: Ospital Ning Angeles, Banko Sentral Ng Pilipinas, ACAC-M-O, Metrobank, Scanmar, Fujitsu, MBTL, Stotsenberg Hotel, Ramos General Hospital, AYNLA, AUF, El Potro, Whythaus Grill, Golden K Spa, Shanghai Restaurant, Wishing Well Restaurant & Bar, Gazebo Grill, K Café, Castro Travel, MACCHI, HARP, LACEM, GAD, HAU, Salon Ambiante, Sutherland, CHO-RHWC, WED PRO, Purple Phad Thai, Zulu, Coiffuer Salon, Plumeria, Central Barbeque Boy Grill, Sister Plus, CDC, Coffee Academy, CTSA, Fontana, AFC, 19 Copung Copung, Sonar Logic, IMA KU, SRFMC.
President & Founder, Ronivin Pagtakhan being interviewed by ABS-CBN Pampanga

In the evening, the second part of the program was the celebration and commemoration of the 29th International AIDS Candlelight Memorial for Angeles City. The event was graced by Dr. Eric Tayag of Department of Health, Dr. Jun Lopez OIC of Philippine National AIDS Council, Mr. Edu Razon of Pinoy Plus and Mr. Edgar Veron Cruz of Pilipinas Shell Foundation Inc- all of them shared their hopes, wisdom, and further commitments to this type of projects. Our friends from media like Punto Central Luzon Newpaper, Philippine Star, GNN 44 and ABS CBN were all there to cover the event, thank you. (Please watch the interview from TV PATROL Pampanga, time at 11-13:00 LINK )

Finally, Loveyourself Inc. would like to thank Stotsenberg Hotel in Clark, Pampanga our official hotel accommodation sponsor. The whole staff and management were so friendly, plus the facilities were undeniably awesome. For more info about the hotel, visit their official website on this LINK, and LIKE them on Facebook HERE. Also, this project is led by our lovable advocate Paul Montinola! (Visit his website Morbeedah)

                                                                    Ronivin Pagtakhan, and Dr. Eric Tayag

(L-R) Paul Montinola, Voltaire Zalamea & Sigfred Sanchez Catalan (JCI Angeles Culiat) Jeoff Solas,
Ronivin Pagtakhan, and Dr. Jon Fontilla

So if you want to do the same exciting HIV & AIDS Awareness campaign in your area, feel free to get in touch with us with all of our contacts as provided in this website. 

Get your office, places experience the fun of advocacy, feel the LOVE!
Thank you lovable Angelenos!