All is set for the staging of the annual “Alay Lakad” or walk-for-a-cause dedicated to the country’s out-of-school youth that will start at 6 a.m. on Sunday in Bacolod City, a press release from City Hall said.
This year’s Alay Lakad, on the theme: “Bawat hakbang ng mamamayan, kapakanan ng kabataan”, hopes to raise P100,000 for more than 25 scholars.Over P55,000 has already been raised by the city-DepEd, through its Division Office and Alay Lakad Program Committee head, Nenita Cordova.
Sunday’s walk starts from three points:Bacolod City National High School, led by Acting Mayor Jude Thaddeus Sayson (on behalf of Mayor Evelio Leonardia), with Councilors Carl Lopez, Em Ang, Caesar Distrito, Bacolod Police director Senior Supt. Ric de la Paz, Alay Lakad Officers and members, DepEd and Bacolod City College personnel and students.
Group 2 will start at 6:10 a.m. at the Goldenfields Commercial Complex and will be led by Acting Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran with Councilors Bobby Rojas, Al Victor Espino and Archie Baribar, BACIWA and CENECO officials, Boy Scouts of the Philippines, other members of the city council, Kiwanis Club, BCPO personnel, VMA Global College, Casino-Filipino personnel.
Bacolod Rep. Anthony Golez will lead the third group that will leave West Negros University at 6:20 a.m. with the Girl Scouts of the Philippines-Bacolod City Council, Rotary Club of Bacolod and Rotary Anns, 303rd Infantry Brigade - Philippine Army, Negros Occidental Fil-Chinese Club, the YMCA, PLDT personnel, San Miguel Corporation, among others.
Angel Verdeflor will head the 4th group, on behalf of Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr., that will leave the provincial lagoon at 6:30 a.m. with City Councilors Catalino Alisbo and Sonya Verdeflor, NOPSSCEA officers and members, the Alay Lakad Foundation, Inc. people, SSS, KBP, Phil. National Red Cross, Occidental Negros Lions Club and Provincial Govt. employees, others.
The barangays are joining the walk alongside BCPO personnel and force multipliers who will be providing security.The BCNHS band will act as the lead band with the Luis Hervias National High School Band following.
Winners of the fun run and the on-the-spot poster-making contest will be announced after the walk according to Execom chairman Pacifico Maghari III said.*
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