Mr. Gay World Charl van den Berg of South Africa celebrated his 29th birthday last December 9 coinciding with the Mr. Gay World and Mr. Gay World- Philippines organizations’ "Red Ribbon" campaign for HIV/AIDS awareness held at Club Phi at Metrowalk, Pasig City.
Charl van den Berg
Charl was surprised with a birthday cake by Mr. Gay World Regional Director for Asia Noemi Alberto, Mr. Gay World Organization President Erik Butter and Winstruck Productions’ Mac Bordallo right after delivering his speech where he advocated for serious awareness of the HIV/AIDS problem besetting all countries around the world.
Reigning Mr. Gay World Philippines Sherwin Limon Abuel also gave an emotional testimonial speech about a close friend who died of AIDS recently.
There were also guest speakers from the Department of Health
as well as from various NGOs and private organizations.
Ms. Alberto, on the other hand, expressed her hopes for the successful staging of the 3rd Mr. Gay World finals which will be held in Manila on March 13, 2011 at CLUB MWAH.