World AIDS Day is being observed today, December 1, around the world to raise awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection. This was proclaimed by the President of the United States in 1995 and governments of other nations including the Philippines have followed suit and issued similar announcements.
AIDS has killed more than 25 million people between 1981 and 2007, and an estimated 33.2 million people worldwide live with HIV as of 2007, making it one of the most destructive epidemics in recorded history. Despite recent, improved access to antiretroviral treatment and care in many regions of the world, the AIDS epidemic claimed an estimated 2 million lives in 2007, of which about 270,000 were children.
Get to know more about Fhrancis Oliver Lopez, the official candidate of the Philippines to the Mister International 2011 pageant.
World Food Day is celebrated every year around the world on October 16 in honor of the date of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 1945.
It has since been observed every year in more than 150 countries, raising awareness of the issues behind poverty and hunger.
The World Food Day theme for 2011 is “Food prices – from crisis to stability”.
According to its official website, “Food Prices – From Crisis to Stability” has been chosen as this year’s World Food Day theme to shed some light on this trend and what can be done to mitigate its impact on the most vulnerable.
The organization is encouraging everyone to look seriously at what causes swings in food prices, and do what needs to be done to reduce their impact on the weakest members of global society.
Christopher Lao is back with a vengeance!
Remember Christopher Lao? The UP law grad who became a trending topic on Twitter after he was featured on national news for crossing his car on a heavily flooded road during the time of typhoon Kabayan. In the interview, Christopher Lao blamed the government, traffic enforcers and even bystanders for not informing him about the deeply-flooded road that resulted for his car to “float.”
This time, Christopher Lao was featured in an auto insurance commercial for BPI which is actually a spoof of his “floating car” incident. In the commecial, Lao once again demanded he should have been informed.
Anti-Angry Birds Bill in the works? Definitely NOT true.
Kapuso star Lovi Poe is the latest Bench Body Summer Campaign model for Bench in China. See some of her promo ads below: