The BALANGAW Region VI conducted a one-day #KKKabog Campaign to the Municipality of Buenavista on June 17, 2016 at the Tumandok Hall to address issues on the HIV cases preferably in Buenavista.
Recently, the province of Guimaras has reported 25 cases of HIV and 8 from which came from the municipality of Buenavista.
This campaign will disseminate the Buenavistahanon related concerns and knowledge as well as to enhanced the awareness of the Buenavistahanons through different topics discussed like (1) HIV 101, Condom Demonstration & Workshop delivered by Roberto Figuracion, Jr., HIV and AIDS Coordinator Family Planning Organization of the Philippines-Iloilo Chapter, (2) SAVE Approach by Pastor Zarmeen Perocho, Western Visayas Ecumenical Council, (3) Theology of the Human Body and LGBT theological and Biblical Understanding delivered by Pastor Alfred Candid, Western Visayas Ecumenical Council.
In the afternoon, the Lesbian Struggle in the real world was presented by Ms. Rhea Penaflor, President/Founder of Life Xtenders, Inc-Iloilo City and the LGBT Community Organizing and Organization Strategies by Rey John Dionio, Founder/Organizer of GBT Panay, Inc. – Iloilo City.
After discussion on several topics prepared, a sharing of experiences and advocacy session was considered in an open forum.
BALANGAW is also known as the “BAHAGHARI NATIONAL LGBT as an organization of Filipino Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, and Transgenders (LGBT).