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Roxas City holds Alay Lakad on Sept. 21

Roxas City (19 September) -- Thousands of Capiceņos are expected to join the actual walk of this year's Alay Lakad celebration on September 21 to generate more funds that will be used in helping out-of-school youth become productive citizens in the community.

The walk-for-a-cause is in line with Pres. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo's commitment to trickle down the effect of economic gains to the grassroots level through various social payback programs and projects.

The solicited funds during the walk will be channeled into pro-poor programs like livelihood projects, scholarship grants, skills trainings and seminars for out-of-school youth.

This year's Alay Lakad celebration with the theme "Lakad Bayan Para sa Kaunlaran " is spearheaded by the Capiz Volunteers Assistance Team (CVAT) and Kiwanis Club of Sumakwel as over-all chairman and vice-chairman, respectively.

The annual walk will be participated in by students, government officials and employees, barangay leaders, socio-civic and non-government organizations, media practitioners, among others, who will pass by the major thoroughfares and converge at the city plaza here for a simple program.

Roxas City Mayor Vicente B. Bermejo is expected to deliver a message during the program.

The new beneficiaries of the Alay Lakad project will also be presented before generous and kind-hearted Capiceņos who will join and donate to the activity.

Alay Lakad was conceived by the Department of Social Welfare and Development in 1972 to produce awareness on the need to help OSY, the vulnerable sectors of the society who are young and without any economic or educational means to earn a living. (PIA/A. Lumaque) [top]

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