Malaybalay City, May 19, 2024 – The AIDS Candlelight Memorial Day, themed “Together We Remember, Together We Heal, through Love and Solidarity!”, was solemnly observed at the San Isidro Cathedral Church.

Organized by the CHO HIV and AIDS Core Team (HACT) and spearheaded by Medical Coordinator Dr. Susan Marie S. Punongbayan and Dr. Melirose S. Deticio, the event saw the participation of Hon. Kathleen Cecille C. Pagaling, CHO staff, and SIC nursing students.

The candles lit during the ceremony symbolized the ongoing commitment to awareness, prevention, treatment, and a world free from the burden of HIV and AIDS. This light serves as a beacon of hope, support, and love for those affected, ensuring their memories are never forgotten.