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PROGRAMME The flame of the candle in our center symbolizes remembrance.

As we light
our own candle in memory of those who died because of AIDS and to those
PRESS CONFERENCE who are living with HIV and AIDS, let us do so with gratitude that they lived
and that we shared their life for a time.
REGISTRATION AND GATHERING
Today we join people all over the world as we come to remember those who As we pass the flame of remembrance from one to another let this tiny light
have died and those who are suffering through HIV/AIDS. Today we also also represent our own rebirth and renewal as we seek meaning in life; as
remember those who are working to stop the AIDS pandemic; those who are we strive for joy, peace and happiness; as we look to future's promise with
caregivers; those who mourn and those who are working to against stigma our surviving loved ones and share our lives.
and discrimination.
(When lighting your candle, accept the light from your neighbor. The lighted candle is
MUSICAL PREPARATION always held upright. Please exercise caution and keep your candle burning upright
until after the Commitment Pledge. After extinguishing your candle, please be careful;
INTERFAITH PRAYER Bishop Leopoldo Jaucian, SVD, DD the melted wax can burn skin and ruin clothing and upholstery).
Bishop, Roman Catholic
Church COMMITMENT RITES: A Call to Community Action and Advocacy
NATIONAL ANTHEM
(At this point, we encourage people to write down one way in which they will
GREETINGS Mrs. Lilibeth Martin change either in attitude or in action. Place the pledges in a jar infront
HIV/AIDS When everyone has brought up their pledges,
Coordinator We invite representatives of our community to come forward to read their
pledges and commitment to HIV/AIDS advocacy).
BRIEFER OF THE INTERNATIONAL ANNUAL AIDS CANDLEIGHT
MEMORIAL Mr. Darren Carino
HIV and ASRH Advocate, AYNLA COMMITMENT PLEDGE: (In Unison)

PRESENTATION OF THE PROVINCIAL HIV/AIDS COUNCIL Because of what we believe, we commit ourselves to be part of the global
response to HIV and AIDS, keeping our promise to stop the hurt it causes,
MESSAGE Dr. Richard recognizing our fragility and vulnerability, but also knowing that we are
Ballo instruments of light that comes from the One who came to give life, life in its
Team Leader, HACT fullness.

AUDIO VISUAL PRESENTATION We commit ourselves to promote the development of sensitive, shared,
informed and generous leadership, capable of influencing faith communities
REFLECTIONS: and social politics in our country and beyond our borders.

1. Bishop Leopoldo Jaucian, SVD, DD, Bishop, Diocese of Bangued We commit ourselves to open ourselves and our organization, to provide
welcoming places where people living with HIV and their loved ones, can find
2. Hon. Maeya Ortega, SK Federation President love, acceptance, understanding, a listening ear, support and growth.

3. Hon. Eustaquio Bersamin, Governor, Province of Abra We commit ourselves, from this moment forward, until the reign of health and
life comes in its fullness.
TRIBUTES IN SONGS AND MUSIC Cantates de Luna
PASSING OF PEACE IF WE HOLD ON TOGETHER
SERVICE OF LIGHTS
* CLOSING REMARKS Dr. Godofredo Gasa
Provincial Health Office
|Department of Health| Provincial Health Office Abra| Philippine Red Cross| Alliance of
Young Nurse Leaders and Advocates | Sangguniang Kabataan | Ladlad|

29th Annual International AIDS Candlelight Memorial 2012


Theme: Promoting Health and Dignity Together

Mission
The mission of the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial program is to
honor and support those who have been affected in some way by the global
HIV epidemic by mobilizing communities for a world where people do not die
of AIDS and people living with HIV can live healthy lives and be respected.

29th Annual International


Values

The Candlelight Memorial program is guided by the core values of dignity,


diversity, transparency, global solidarity, and professional and personal
integrity.

Goals
AIDS Candlelight
To commemorate and celebrate the lives of those lost to and
affected by HIV and AIDS
Ceremony
To promote respect and inclusiveness, and give voice to those
infected and affected by HIV, particularly women and children
To demonstrate the leadership of civil society and its critical
partnership with government
To serve as an occasion for community dialogue, services and
education, sharing of best practices, commitment, and creative
expression
To advance public policy addressing HIV, and related health and
social condition

Theme:
Promoting Health and Dignity Together
FRIDAY, MAY 25, 2012
Abra Provincial Capitol Atrium
Bangued, Abra