MORE celebrities have thrown their support behind the campaign to end the stigma against people with HIV.
Soul Supreme KZ Tandingan who spoke to Cebu Daily News last Thursday, November 30, hours before “Divas Live in Cebu” concert said that people who are living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) should not be discriminated.
“Kailangan natin sila i-embrace and make sure na they know na we love them and accept who they are and what they have been through,” Tandingan said.
She is also thankful that she and fellow Divas Kyla, Jaya and Angeline Quinto were chosen to perform in the concert as part of the kick-off activity for World AIDS Day celebration in Cebu City.
The four Divas were joined by Erik Santos and Anna Fegi-Brown during the concert held at IC3 Convention Center Cebu.
“Parang recent nag post si Miss Pia (Wurtzbach), pinaghihirapan ng HIV awareness advocates na ‘yun nga ma aware mga tao na may HIV na di nating gamitin na basis sa pag sabi ng capability ng isang tao at mga opportunities na dapat makuha,” Tandingan said, referring to the Miss Universe 2015’s Instagram post about a drug bust in a hotel in Manila which involved supposedly gay men, one of whom was reportedly HIV positive.
“It is also part of the responsibilities of the people to take care of our brothers and sisters lalo na ‘yung mga may pinagdadaanan,” Tandingan added.
Soul Diva Jaya, said that part of her advocacy is to spread the Good News and Gospel of Jesus Christ.
“No matter what you go through, there is someone you can go to and lean on in times of trouble. Just to spread positivity in us and we know where it is coming from and it is from God,” Jaya said.
Just like Tandingan, she also supports for Wurtzbach’s stand as an HIV awareness advocate.
“We have utmost respect for her. What she has done for the Philippines, ang hirap pantayan. Lahat tayo naka support sa kanya,” Jaya added.