Chair, Kate Montecarlo Cordova, of the Association of Transgender People in the Philippines (ATP) was elected by the community-based organizations to seat as one of the members of the Philippine Country Coordinating Mechanism (PCCM) last March 19, 2015.
This is another milestone of the Philippine transgender community. "Without the support of other CBOs and our community, we would not be able to make this far," explained Kate. She added, "Thank you to the different organizations serving TB, Malaria and HIV/AIDS, for the trust and confidence, giving us an overwhelming votes."
The transgender communities from the different parts of the globe have been wanting to have transgender people to be in the CCM to echo the issues of trans people who have been ignored for a long time.
Three community-based organizations were elected, Health Futures Inc., Y-Peer and the Association of Transgender People in the Philippines (ATP).
Association of Transgenders in the Philippines