In marking World AIDS Day 2016, Councilor Abencio “HB” Torres III, Chairman of Committee on Youth aims to increase awareness among young people about the fights against HIV/AIDS in an international event celebrated locally on Dec. 1, 2016 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the New Municipal Building, Makato.

Carrying the theme, “Makato: AIDS Free!”, the event is organized by Councilor HB Torres, Chairman of Committee on Youth and is expected to gather hundreds of High School and College students from 18 Barangays of Makato.

Organized in partnership with DILG, GAD, Makato DepEd, Municipal Health Office and Committee on Health and Sanitation, and NGOs, the celebration will feature activities like forum and speeches from Health experts and community members.

The forums will focus on the different HIV-related programs dealing with:

  • Prevention
  • Treatment, Care and Support of People Living with HIV (PLHIV)
  • Advances in AIDS Research

Interested parties may contact the Office of the Mayor at (036) 2723908 and SB Office at (036)2723940.