The Forum on “Values of Homosexuality” exclusively for public school teachers in Butuan City Division was held on October 30, 2017 at Multi-Function Hall, City Library, J. Rosales Ave., Butuan City. It was attended and actively participated by 35 teachers.
The activity was organized by Pure Love Network partnered with the City Library as the venue, DepEd-Butuan City Division providing the participants, and the City Health Office as resource speaker for the topic HIV and AIDS: the spectrum and updates.
The invitation for the forum through the memorandum from the DepEd – Butuan City Division was successfully delivered to 56 public schools around Butuan City. Only 25 schools heeded the invitation.
The forum was started with an opening prayer then the acknowledgment of the participants, and then a message by the City Librarian, Ms. Jessica Clarito welcoming the participants was delivered. The forum proper was facilitated by Mr. Bonifacio Dumago, the advocacy director of Pure Love Network discussing the topics sexuality, homosexuality, and sex. Participants were very responsive and very positive in sharing their opinions and ideas.
The second topic was presented by Mr. Anmarc Orosia, an HIV Counselor and surveillance officer from the City Health Office. He was sharing about HIV and AIDS: the spectrum, statistics, and updates.
Indeed, the objective of the activity was achieved, the creating of venue for deeper understanding towards homosexual personality, wiping out negative biases and inculcating the values of acceptance and respect.
It was ended by a closing prayer.