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PIA Press Release
2007/09/27

Senator Roxas graces Alay Lakad in Tacloban and Tanauan

Tacloban City (September 27) -- Senator Mar Roxas is scheduled to arrive in Tacloban City early morning of Sunday, September 30 in order to give the inspirational message in two separate Alay Lakad Programs, one in Tacloban City, the other one in Tanauan, both in the province of Leyte.

Senator Roxas will first proceed to Tanauan, Leyte to give his message in the annual Alay Lakad activity of the municipality which is for the benefit of the out of school youth of the municipality.

Mayor Tiu said that the funds derived from the annual Alay Lakad are used for the skills training of the out of school youth so that they could engage in productive economic activities. The municipality accounts for so many success stories regarding the proper use of Alay Lakad funds, Mayor Roque Tiu revealed.

This is the reason why the Alay Lakad Program of the municipality is not only being sustained but keeps growing bigger as the years pass, he said. The attractive raffle prizes are usually donations of the generous sponsors and benefactors of the out of school youth, he added.

Meanwhile, in Tacloban City, this year's chairperson, Mr. Eugene Tan, said that thousands of Alay Lakad benefactors and supporters will walk from four convergent points towards the Tacloban City Convention Center in the morning of September 30.

The Alay Lakad Program in Tacloban City will be led by Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez and his wife Hon. SP Cristina and the other City elected officials. It will be participated in by the barangay officials, officials and members of the civic organizations and the youth sector.

The Alay Lakad fund has been used to finance various trainings and activities of the out of school youth in Tacloban City. Particularly, the City Government is giving computer lessons to out of school youth to make them productive citizens.

Senator Mar Roxas is expected to have a press conference with the media of Region 8 in the afternoon of September 30. (PIA 8) [top]

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