Malacanang on Sunday asked various sectors to support K-to-12 program amid claim of a militant group that the Kindergarten and 12 years basic education would result to one million student dropouts.
"We call on different sectors to support our important program because it is crucial to the future of our youth," Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said.
In observance of International AIDS Candlelight Memorial Day on May 17, advocacy against HIV/AIDS was again highlighted.
During the Department of Health–led Kapihan media forum, health experts stressed that HIV or Human Immunodeficiency virus can also be transmitted by an infected mother to her unborn child.
Baguio General Hospital & Medical Center (BGHMC) Medical Specialist II, Dr. Maria Lorena Santos, explained that there are four ways for HIV to be transmitted from one person to another. These are through sexual contact, blood transfusion, sharing of needles (usual among drug users) and from a mother to a child.
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