Friday, December 15, 2006

UP Babaylan at 2006 UP Lantern Parade

The Lantern Parade was cancelled by the Chancellor when violent student rallyists protested at the Board of Regents meeting and broke the windows of the Chancellor's car.

Nonetheless, UP Babaylan still pushed on with the Lantern Parade and paraded around the Acad Oval carrying the streamer which says "UP Babaylan says TOFI = NEGA" (UP Babaylan say Tuition and Other Fees Increase = Not Good) as part of the Organizations peaceful protest against the TOFI which will increase the tuition free from P300/unit to P1000/unit for UP students.

Thursday, December 7, 2006

Vote Results: Cbox Wins!

As all of you can see, Cbox wins. lol. Only 5 people cared to vote. lol. still i guess the vote is valid. lol. so now, we bid flooble goodbye! well miss you! =P Cbox will now be our official tagboard. Well try to put in more updates into the blog soon as we get them. Take care everyone!

Wednesday, December 6, 2006

We are now on Friendster!

You can now add us on Friendster by clicking here.

Sunday, December 3, 2006

Gay News: what the MSM community can do to stop the spread of HIV reports on the alarming rate of increase of HIV cases in Asia and what the Gay community can do to prevent it.

SINGAPORE - Dec 1, 2006

HIV/AIDS is hitting Asia in a big way, and MSM are now bearing the brunt of it. Dr Tan Chong Kee urges all MSM to ask ourselves what we can do to stop the spread of HIV among the community.

In July 2004, Dr Bates Gill, the Freeman Chair in China Studies from the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, testified to the Asia and the Pacific subcommittee of the US House of Representatives’ Committee on International Relations. He entitled his testimony “The Coming ‘Second Wave’: HIV/AIDS in Asia.”

When Dr Gill sounded that alarm more than two years ago, HIV/AIDS among Asian MSM (men who have sex with men) was not considered a serious issue. He made no mention of it in his testimony. In just two short years, the situation has completely changed. HIV infections among MSM in many parts of Asia are now showing a sharp rise.

Dr Gill states that: “The center of gravity of the global epidemic is shifting perceptibly eastward from Africa and increasingly affects Eurasia.” This shift that Dr Gill noticed is now in full swing. The most recent update released by UNAIDS, published on 21 November 2006, show that South and Southeast Asia is now in second place behind only Africa with a total of 860,000 new infections in one year, and about 7.8 million persons living with HIV/AIDS. Let’s take the smaller figure of 860,000 and think what it means. It means almost one new infection every 36 seconds. By the time you’ve read this far, two more people have already become HIV+ somewhere in South and Southeast Asia.

read the rest of the article here

Friday, December 1, 2006

World AIDS Day 2006

UP Babaylan, the leading LGBT student organization in the Philippines, supports the fight against the spread of the virus and the discrimination and injustice towards people infected with HIV/AIDS.

To know more about the World AIDS Campaign, click here.

We thank you for joining us in this fight againt the virus and the discrimination that goes with it.
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