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December 1, 2014 – 2PM

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In observance of World AIDS Day, the U.S. Embassy in Manila, in partnership with Miriam College-Women and Gender Institute, will hold a forum entitled “Knowing is Living” on December 1, 2014 starting 2:00PM (Philippine Standard Time).

The event will be livestreamed to the public online. There will also be viewing parties in Cebu and Davao at the American Corners.

The forum provides an opportunity to raise awareness on HIV/AIDS and encourage HIV testing. Speakers include people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV) who strongly advocate for HIV/AIDS education and support campaigns to provide better services for PLHIV. Other speakers will also discuss the importance of HIV/AIDS testing and procedures.

Speakers:

– Wanggo Gallaga
Person living with HIV, writer and HIV advocate

Wanggo Gallaga publicly disclosed his HIV status on World AIDS Day in 2008. Since then, he has been sharing his story in television, radio, articles in magazines and newspapers, and live events to raise awareness about HIV.

Wanggo is a freelance writer who contributes to magazines and websites and mostly writes reviews on film and plays. He also writes poetry and film and has written the movies Sonata and T’yanak.

– Ronivin Pagtakhan
Executive Director, Love Yourself

Ronnievinn Garcia Pagtakhan is a registered nurse in the Philippines and US. He is a graduate of the University of the Philippines Manila where he took his BS Nursing degree with honors, and PWU and UP Manila for his MA and MS Nursing degree.

He has been an educator since he was 19,  and currently a faculty member of Mapua Institute of Technology, Centro Escolar University, UP core-group review CENE LEARN and other national nursing board review centers around the Philippines. He was among the topnotchers for the nursing board exam in 2004 and a university scholar.
He has been active in socio-civic activities since his college days where he was part of the UP USC (student council)

He co-authored a book entitled National Board Exam Review Notes by CENE publishing.  He was recognized recently after won the 2011 Twitter Oscars Shorty Awards as the Nurse of the Year (@twitrnurse), the first Filipino to win the said international awards.

He was one of the 2011 MAPUA’s most outstanding professors. He is a DOH certified HIV Counselor, RItM change agent, Peer Educator and certified DOH Trainer. He is currently pursuing a degree in medicine while doing Love Yourself.

– Elena Felix
Person living with HIV

Elena Felix is a mother of four, a single parent, and a person living with HIV (PLHIV). She was as an overseas Filipino worker in the Middle East. Felix was diagnosed as HIV positive in 1994. When she found out about her illness, she did not see a doctor for more than 10 years until she felt a lump in her stomach in 2005. The lump in her stomach was apparently a myoma and she had to undergo an operation. She then experienced discrimination when she disclosed her condition. When Felix saw that her children too were being affected by the stigma, she struggled and decided to fight against it. With the help of some NGOs that are working with PLHIV, she educated herself about the disease. She became active volunteer in the care and support groups that educate on HIV and AIDS and its modes of transmission. As of today, she is the only publicly-known PLHIV in the Philippines.

Felix was part of the founding of Babae Plus, an organization of women living with HIV. She is also a member of the Network to Stop AIDS.

– Dr. Katerina “Kate” Tolentino Leyritana
Medical Director, The SHIP Foundation Clinic

Dr. Kate Leyritana serves as Medical Director of The SHIP Foundation’s Clinic. The SHIP foundation is an NGO, non-profit institution that caters to the sexual well-being and needs of every Filipino, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity. It provides services that range from HIV-screening, laboratory tests for all kind, sexually transmitted infection treatment and management, HIV treatment, care and support provision, HIV and STI prevention, and other health-related complications management.

Leyritana also serves as the Medical Director of Re Focus Initiative Inc. (Sustained Health Initiatives in the Philippines) and Consultant of the United Doctors Medical Center in Manila.

Leyritana is a recipient of prominent awards for her researches on infectious diseases. In 2013, she received the International Investigator Award by the Infectious Diseases Society of America-Medical Association in San Francisco California for her research, “The changing epidemiology of the HIV-positive patient before and after accessible anti-retroviral therapy: areas for intervention in the time of a national epidemic.”

Dr. Leyritana finished her degree in Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of the Philippines in Diliman, and Doctor of Medicine at the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila.

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Hi to all.
Matagal ko nang gusto ishare tong nararamdaman ko. Sa mga tao kase na
katulad natin, sobrang hirap humarap sa mga tao na straight ka. May
mga bagay kang nagagawa or nasasabi na out of your nature.
Im 26 years old. Nagtatrabaho sa isang semiconductor company ditto sa
Cavite. May dadalawang taon na ako dito. Bilang isang computer
engineering graduate, at sa isang semicon ka pa nagttrabaho, expected
na puro kalalakihan ang makakasama mo sa trabaho. Masaya kase puro
boys. Pero looking on the other side, sobrang hirap.
Marami na rin akong nagustuhan sa mga nakikilala ko dito. Pero share
ko na lang itong latest kong interest.
I have a co-worker here na of my same age. Pero he looks younger than
me. Tahimik, may hitsura, at medyo mahinhin ang kilos. Not mahinhin in
an effeminate way pero yung hindi brusko. Ganun sya kumilos kaya
lagging inaasar or niloloko xang ‘lambo’ or bakla. Once kaming
nagkasama sa isang project. Matagal ko na rin syang kilala pero sa
isang project ko lang sya napansin. We worked on a software
development sa isang machine sa company. It lasted for a month. Sa
isang buwan na yun, dun kami naging close.
Clicngy sya. Laging nakaakbay sa akin. Sumasandal sa skin. Pinapatong
nya ulo nya sa arms or sa balikat ko once he take some nap. Nung
nalaman nyang may kiliti ako, lagi na nya ako kinikiliti. Tapos kung
tignan nya ako, parang may ibig sabihin. Hindi ko alam kung tama ba
itong nararamdaman ko pero nahuhulog na ako sa kanya.
Out of my desperation, I texted him using a different number to show
how much I like him. Sinabi ko sa text na how beautiful he is as a
man, how he kills me with his smile, how he made my day when I see
him. And I told him sa text na gusto ko sya. Sinabi ko rin na lalake
ako at wala akong lakas ng loob magpakilala kase baka magbago yung
pagtingin nya skin bilang katrabaho.
Gusto ko maging close kami. Yung tipong comfortable sya na sabihan ako
ng mga bagay bagay. He’s not very open pa naman about his personal
life. Siguro hindi lang sya sanay na inoopen sa iba yung buhay nya.
Gusto ko iparamdam sa kanya na mahalaga sya sa akin. Gusto ko
iparamdam sa kanya na nagmamalasakit ako sa kanya.
Nung may sakit ssya pero pumasok pa rin sya, kitang kita ko na
nahihirapan sya sa sitwasyon nya. Namumutla na sya at nilalamig pero
trabaho pa rin. Sobra kong naawa. Gusto ko syang awatin sa pagttrabaho
para makapagpahinga. Inakbayan ko sya inhope na mawala ng konti yung
panlalamig nya. Gusto ko na syang yakapin nun ng mahigpit. Pero
pinangunahan pa ako ng takot at kaba. Mahal ko na siguro yung taong
yun para maalala ako ng ganito.
Hay. Ang hirap. Naluluha na lang ako pag tinitignan ko sya sa malayo.
gusto ko sabihin sa kanya kung sino at ano ba talaga ako. Kaso
natatakot ako na baka magbago tingin nya sa akin. At alam kong ganun
ang mangyayari. Ilang beses ko na tong naramdaman sa isang lalake.
Nagtapat ako, at ganun nga ang nangyari. Sobrang hirap. Pano ko ba
makukuha ang loob nya? Kahit maging super close friends lang kami ok
na sakin. Basta lagi ko syang nakakausap at nakakasama.

– Kimi

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Dear Kimi,

Madalas dinadapuan tayo ng kung tawagin natin ay pag-ibig sa panahong wala tayong kamalay-malay. Sa panahong ni hindi pa man din lang natin naiintindihan ang kakaibang pakiramdam ukol sa ating pagkatao, ay bigla tayong dinadaluhong ng pakiramdam na siyang lalong nakapagpapalito sa atin. Tanong mo, “paano ko ba makukuha ang loob niya?”

Pansinin mo na ang iyong katanungan ay upang pumitas, kumaripas na umangkin. Bakit kaya?

Bilang advice, siguro hahayaan kitang gawin kung ano man ang iyong nasa sa loob. Sasabihin ko lamang siguro na bukod sa paglasap sa napakasarap na pakiramdam ng pagiging in-love, sana ay huwag mong kalimutan ang iyong sarili. Ang alagaan mo ang iyong puso, at bigyang pansin din kung ano ang makabubuti sa iyo. Tandaan: Hindi lahat ng maganda, masarap, o kaanya-anyaya ay kinakailangang angkinin. Minsan mas masarap nga na sila’y nandiyan lang, kasama natin, kahit alam mong puwede rin silang wala.

Migs

Louie

The photo doesn’t do him justice.

I was just at Bayleaf Spa the other day and was surprised that my favorite masseur–the most angelic-looking “bad boy” therapist of Bayleaf–Louie was in the house. So, of course, I got him.  After the 1.5-hour session I can say he is now much better in many aspects of his service, great massage, very courteous, and very mindful of your relaxation and satisfaction.

Here’s another old photo of Louie (tatooed guy, shirtless, third from left) —

Louie2

The guy has even better body definition now, only thing that did not change is his winsome smile and very maasikaso approach. I shall be back, Louie!

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A one-of-a-kind wholesome group meet-up for discreet men. On Saturday evening, 24 May 2014, 6-9 PM. Classy venue on Taft Ave., Malate, Manila. P300 door fee, includes dinner.  Only selected participants (maximum 30) shall be sent invites and venue details. Limited slots – please register now. Final confirmation – go to at http://go.loveyourself.ph/dm24

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Dear MEG
1981
 Sa una kong work 5years din akong sidewalk vendor,may kahina ang akin mata
1986
may kapitbahay ako na magaling mag lettering graduate sia ng basic seaman course  at may certificate blanko walang PANGALAN sia kasi sia ang nag lettering mga pangalan ng certificate
At sa pangalan ko nilagay lahat ng document ng bilang basic seaman course na mayroon sia ang ginawa nia ako. sa POEA ng ipapasok ko na ang document para maregestry ang seamanbook ko ay nalusutan ko,lakas ng loob na lang kung paano ko malulusutan ang interview sa POEA kailangan ko gawin yon ang best na  gagawin ko para magkapera at makapag abroad 8years lahat ng pagtitiis, masasakit na salita tangap ng tangap na  lang salitang dignidad ay wala na sa akin, inisip ko ang kapatid ko ang situation ng buhay ng pamilya namin
Nag aral din ako ng ASSOCIATE MARINE ENGEERING pero di pumapasok sa ulo ko ang pag aaral
1997
 tumigil ako sa pagiging seaman , inayawan na ako ng dati kong shipping company dahil dami nagrereklamo sa akin ang mga kasamahan ko dahil mabagal daw ako malulungkutin,di ako makasabay sa kasamahan ko seaman sa lahat ng bagay pero may naawa din sa akin, ang iba naiinis, kaya nagpasya ako tumigil na sa pagseaman at tapos na ang dalawa kong kapatid, para di sila mapariwara
sa perang naipon sinubukan ko magtiwala sa cousin sa teacher sa brother ko at sa internet pyramiding pero walang bumalik sa ngayon bahay na lang ang tangi kong inaasahan nagpaupa ako ng bahay may 10years na rin nakakasurvive din
2003
nag umpisa ang kamalasan ko ng pumatol ako sa 18yrs old na lalaki, sinamantala ko ang kanyang kagipitan ng may kapalit na sex , nag sunod sunod na ang paghahanap ko na panadalian aliw kahit di satify ang kapatner ko dahil sa kaliitan ng akin kargada ko , dinaan ko na lang sa romansa at patira sa puwet para lang makaraos ang patner ko,pero isang bagay lang ang di ko magawa ang makisama ng matagalan parang nasanay na ko na mag isa at maghanap ng iba
Noong bata pa ko napipigilan ko ang tukso at iwas sa mga bagay na masagwa pero pilit nila pina mumukha na bading ako dahil malamya ako amg salita at mabagal kumilos
 

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Dear Migs,

I want to know your opinion about this. Lately I’ve been watching gay porn and sometimes masturbate with it. It started out as curiosity. when I was a kid I’ve been watching porn together with my dad. Funny? but it’s true. So my dad loved to watch men-female porn which in fact turns me on. I get horny. I even watched it all alone. But when I’m in college I’ve met several gay friends and they invite me to have sex. I said no to their invitation. Then I was curious why they do it. So I researched about it untill I dare to watch gay porn. Honestly it turned me on. I get horny especially when I hear guys moaning. I told it to my best friend and he said to me I’m gay. I’m not gay…am I? I love guys but I don’t find them sexual partners. Help me to understand things…

Sincerely Your,
Mao

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Dear Mao,

If you are aroused by gay porn, most probably you will be aroused by the real thing too. Looks like you have not tried having gay sex. Try it — I don’t see anything wrong with trying it out. (Safer sex ha! Always use condoms and lube.)

Try to keep learning more about yourself. If you find that you are really attracted to men — then no problem :) Welcome to the club! It may be hard to accept at first, but definitely worth it to know this essential part of yourself.

Good luck and be happy!

Migs

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