Mayor Pamintuan lights candle for AIDS victims
Angeles City Mayor Ed Pamintuan on May 22 led the city government in the commemoration of the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial.
The Pampanga politiko, together with the Reproductive Health and Wellness Center (RHWC) and the Angeles City AIDS Council, remembered the people who died because of the disease.
RHWC head Dr. Verona Guevarrra said Angeles City has listed 435 cases of HIV as of February 2017.
The Department of Health said Central Luzon is third in the country with the highest reported cases of HIV cases.
“The candle lighting ceremony symbolizes hope for persons afflicted with HIV that a cure will be discovered in the near future. In the meantime, the government is offering a comprehensive program intended for people living with it to delay its progression to AIDS,” Pamintuan said.
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