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PIA Press Release
2008/11/07

Iligan city sets "Lakaw Alang sa Kalinaw" on Nov. 16

ICC Iligan City (7 November) -- Around 5,000 individuals are expected to join this year's 'Alay Lakad' (Walk for a Cause) with the local theme, "Lakaw Alang sa Kalinaw" (Walk for Peace) slated November 16, 2008, in the city.

"We choose this theme because we thought that as Filipinos, no gap shall interfere regardless of religion and cultural diversity among the Iliganons especially among the Out-of-School Youth (OSY) who are the beneficiaries of this activity," said Jesse T. Ramiro, Lt. Governor of the Kiwanis International.

Done all over the country, this "Walk for a Cause" is a yearly fund raising project initiated by the Alay Lakad Foundation, Inc., to help the OSY pursue vocational or technical courses, thus, acquire value enhancement education for a better future.

The OSY are members of the Pag-asa Youth Association of the Philippines (PYAP) under the banner program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) through the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO).

This year, Kiwanis International as head of the finance committee will lead in seeking financial support to produce the needed funding that will ensure to realize the dreams of these needy youth.

Ramiro said the Alay Lakad Foundation, Inc. Iligan Chapter will be sending two (2) PYAP members to take up a one-year Computer Hardware Servicing and Computer Programming for the National Certificate (NC) lV during the 2nd semester of school year 2008-2009.

We are glad that we got confirmation from the Islam groups and other Muslim community in the city for their participation during the actual walk to generate funds and have fun with warm-up exercises/hataw to be done at the converging point at Anahaw Amphitheater, Palao, this city, she added. (LVG/PIA Iligan) [top]

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