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PIA Press Release
2007/09/25

Maasin City sets Alay Lakad celebration September 26

By Erna Gorne

Maasin City (25 September) -- The Maasin City Alay Lakad Foundation will facilitate for this year's walk for a cause and raise funds for the college education of out-of-school youths in the locality tomorrow at 3 o'clock in the afternoon, Ms. Fe Maturan of the City Social Welfare Development Office reported today.

One of the priority projects of the foundation is for the continued support for the scholarship program for the out-of-school youths in the city. That presently, there are already ten out of school youth scholars who benefit the scholarship program of Alay Lakad Foundation, Maturan said.

She further reported that beneficiaries have already enrolled a two-year course at the College of Maasin beginning last year and there is a need to raise more funds for a sustained education of the mentioned out-of-school youths.

Among the activities to highlight the Alay Lakad celebration this year are as follows: the conduct of annual walk for a cause and after the short program, the raffle draw will soon follow on the same day at the Maasin City Public Stage, she added.

According to Maturan, they expect to get a considerable income from the raffle draws as major prizes at stake were solicited from Congressman Roger G. Mercado, Provincial Governor Damian G. Mercado and Maasin City Mayor Maloney Samaco, among other donors.

She urged the public may share small amount of money from their pockets to contribute for the fund raising, however, government employees were enjoined to contribute at fixed amounts at Php25.00 for the rank and file employees while the heads of national, provincial and city heads of offices were pegged at Php 125.00 each.

Investments on the out-of-school youths may pay off as they become productive citizens in the future, she added. (PIA) [top]

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