WATCH: JC Santos on being a hero for HIV/AIDS patients
Jan Milo Severo ( - August 27, 2018 - 11:18am

MANILA, Philippines — Kapamilya actor JC Santos said doing the now defunct teleserye “Till I Met You” helped him to get involved in the advocacy for HIV-AIDS. 

At the recent press conference for the signing of the Paris Declaration to Fast-track Cities: Ending the AIDS Epidemic in SM Aura in Taguig City, JC said his gay role in the teleserye reached many audiences.  

"Tinanong ako nila Nicolo Cosme ng Red Whistle, and I said yes agad with my manager direk Andoy. Because I did a video before for Love Yourself on how to use an anti-retroviral drug," JC said, referring to how he became an ambassador of Red Whistle, a group dedicated for HIV-AIDS awareness.

Since becoming an ambassador, the “The Day After Valentine’s” star visited various provinces in the country to promote HIV-AIDS awareness.

“Nagkaroon kami ng mga events sa mga probinsiya. Habang tumatagal dumadami ‘yung kaalaman ko and ang sarap ng feeling na nagtuturo ka sa mga bata kung papaano i-tackle ang sensitive topic na ito.

Nandoon ako sa generation ko, gusto ko silang hikayatin na ganito dapat natin i-tackle ang HIV,” JC said.

“So far ang sarap kasi mga probinsya ‘yung mga pinupuntahan namin at we’re doing it in a fun way. Nagkakaroon kami ng mga games at ang daming volunteer. It’s amazing. It’s very enlightening, life-changing,” he added. — Video by Kat Leandicho

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