Monday, August 3, 2009

UPLB Babaylan Induction Party!

Last August 1 2009, the slopes of Mt. Makiling gave birth to a new milestone in the long struggle for gender equality in the Philippines. 43 brave individuals from the University of the Philippines Los BaƱos came together and went through an orientation, intensive training and a series of modules from Babaylanes, Inc., the alumni network of UP Babaylan, and composed the Founding Members and Officers of UPLB Babaylan.
In the evening, the founding members and officers were formally inducted, together with Sir Mike Lopez, Faculty Adviser.
 


The FOUNDING EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
AY 2009-2010

Paul Andrew Manuales
PUNONG BABAYLAN

Janrius Reyes
PANGALAWANG PUNONG BABAYLAN

John Paul Romero
SECRETARY

Ka Yan Ng
Treasurer

Rizza Revereza
Membership Committee Head

Sheila May Abucay
External Relations Committee Head

Fernando delos Santos, Jr.
Education and Publications Committee Head

Prof. Layeta Bucoy
Senior Adviser

Michael David Tan
Junior Adviser

1 comment:

  1. Janrius "Chok" ReyesDecember 7, 2011 at 8:37 PM

    Wow! Updated! I miss UPLB BABAYLAN! ;)

    ReplyDelete

Beginnings

Beginnings
It was on July 6, 2009 when 41 individuals gathered at the Humanities Steps and marked the establishment of UPLB Babaylan, a gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students' support group which believes in the inherent equality of all persons regardless of status or condition. For the organization, this inherent equality implies that human beings should not be discriminated against on the basis of their sexual orientation.

Goals
-Forge unity among LGBT communities in UPLB
-Provide support services for LGBT students
-Promote awareness of LGBT issues in the university

Projects
-Lesbian and Gay Rights Advocacies
-Gender Sensitivity Workshops
-Conference and Symposia on LGBT issues
-Networking with National and International LGBT Organizations

Campaigns
-Manila Pride March
-World AIDS Campaign
-International Day Against Homophobia
-Transgender Day of Remembrance
-Anti-Discrimination Bill

Educational Discussions
-Gender, Sex and Sexuality
-HIV/AIDS
-Human Rights
-Vagrancy Law
-Anti-Discrimination Bill
-Gay Lingo

Contact Information
email - uplbbabaylan@gmail.com | mobile - +639162764398