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Feature: Alay Lakad fund gives opportunity for OSYs to become productive

Tacloban City (October 2) -- The Alay Lakad will continue to benefit the out of school youth of Tanauan. This was emphasized by Mayor Roque A. Tiu during the Alay Lakad activity of the municipality held over the weekend.

Thousands of people from all sectors of the municipality, led by the municipal elected officials joined this year's Alay Lakad as an expression of support to the local out of school youth. The walk for a cause project which is walking for the sake of the out of the school youth, is expected to raise about P60,000, this year, Mayor Tiu said.

For years, the Alay Lakad proceeds of the municipality have been used to finance the livelihood training programs for the out of school youth of the municipality. The local government will continue to find ways to help these out of school youth become active and productive members of the community, Mayor Tiu added.

The most popular out of school group in Tanauan, nowadays, is the group which has been taught about silkscreen printing, cups and plates photo-transfer and flower arrangements for weddings and feast days.

Congresswoman Petilla, who was this year's guest at the Alay Lakad, gave the group P50,000 so that it could enhance its productivity. As always, the good Congresswoman does not hesitate to help groups which show their dedication and commitment to the task they are facing.

Mayor Tiu said that among the trainings conducted for the out of school youth are dressmaking, entrepreneurship, agribusiness, among others. Presently, the municipality is conducting computer literacy for the out of school youth.

Mayor Tiu is proud that several out of school youth groups are already gainfully employed. One group is into lechon vending and rentals of tables for the weekly market days. Another group of youth is now managing a water supply for sale to the community. Still another group is into car washing. These, Mayor Tiu said, are good developments for the municipality because instead of being idle, the out of school youth have found productive activities.

This year' raffle draw television and refrigerator prizes were donated by Pepsi Cola while the BMX bike was donated by Congresswoman Petilla. Ten Consolation prizes were also raffled.

A special raffle draw was made as an incentive to the participants of the Alay Lakad, Mayor Tiu intimated. The major prize, an entertainment center cum divided donated by Wellatex Furniture was won by Alden Redona of Barangay Baras. (PIA 8) [top]

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