Monday, September 5, 2016

Execom to present scholars
during Ms Alay Lakad search

TAGBILARAN CITY, September 3 (PIA)—If to prove that the annual walk for a cause has been helping poor and deserving people, the Alay Lakad Executive Committee 2016 is presenting ten beneficiaries of the scholarship taken from the pooled funds. 

Set in the afternoon of September 24, 2016, the presentation of scholars accompanied by a video presentation would be the first of such presentation detailing the Alay Lakad funds proceeds, said Fiel Angelie Gabin, secretariat to the Alay Lakad Execom. 

The presentation would be inserted in the afternoon event set as the Search for Miss Teen Alay Lakad 2016, a search for the 2016-2017 Alay Lakad teen ambassador, said Jerry Joseph Lim, Execom and Bohol Lions Advisory Council Chair. 

To be presented are Roan Sumalinog (Dampas), Gian Marini Pocoy (Pob 3), Februaryn Zamora (Taloto), Mary Lyn Bulasa (Taloto), Darah Relamida (Ubujan) samtang apil na usab sila Joy Jean Sebandal (San Isidro), Jessa Mae Albuladura (Dao), Estefanee Solis (Cogon), Cagoco Me Jene (Manga) and April Joyce Jumawid (Cogon). 

According to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Alay Lakad began in 1972 when the Department of Social Welfare, conceived and initiated the Walk-for-Cause project in cooperation with the Boy Scouts and Girl Scout of the Philippines.

By 1973, Alay Lakad has expanded its membership to include government and the private sector engaged in youth development to maximize efforts to help create a society that aims to attain the full economic and social well-being of the country’s underprivileged youth. 

The main activity of Alay Lakad is a yearly Walk conducted nationwide, DSWD in its website said. 

The idea is for civic minded citizens in every city and municipality to join mass hike out along prescribed routes while sponsors are then sought to donate a certain amount for every kilometer covered by a hiker. 

The funds raised are used to finance socio-economic for the needy out-of-school youth. 

These socio economic projects include skills training on various occupational trades, income-generation projects community scouting, leadership training, scholarships and cultural activities.

Over the years however, Alay Lakad funds have been passed on to beneficiaries, without the public knowing how much of the pooled charity fund is spent, on where. 

This year, the Junior Chamber International (JCI), organizers of the Miss Teen Alay Lakad said they have already sent out invitations to corporate sponsors for ten candidates. 

The following day, Tagbilaran would awaken to the walk for a cause starting off from three locations: Bohol Wisdom School for provincial government employees group, City Hall for the City Government employees and group while the national government employees and their group commences walk at 5:30 from Villa Alzhun. 

All groups converge at the CPG Sports Complex where an awarding of the 2015 Alay Lakad biggest contributors happen, followed by a short program. (rac/PIA-7/Bohol)

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