All set for annual walk for a cause
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO — Fernandinos will once again walk for cause to benefit out of school youth with this year’s Alay Lakad with the theme “Abe-Abe Takbang Para Kareng Kayanakan Pakamalan,” the City Government said. Mayor Edwin Santiago on Monday, October 30, said they are all set for the annual walk for a cause which will be held on November 24 at the Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center. There will also be an essay writing contest and Mr. and Ms. Alay Lakad competition on the same day. “We are conducting this fund-raising activity yearly to help the out of school youth in our city gain the necessary education by providing them financial assistance in order for them to uplift their economic status. Naniniwala kami na hindi hadlang ang kahirapan upang maabot ang mga pangarap,” Santiago said. Alay Lakad Foundation Inc., president Engineer Ruben Sy said they are aiming to raise at least P1 million this year to cater the needs of the current 91 scholars from different universities and colleges in the province.
“P120,000 po ang inilalaan natin sa bawat scholar para makapagtapos siya ng apat na taon sa kolehiyo. Kaya naman hinihikayat namin kayo na tumulong upang mas maraming kabataan pa ang ating mapagtapos,” he added. The City Social Welfare and Development Office will also be distributing 200 pieces of coin banks to public and private offices and companies to increase the scholarship funds. Also present during the activity were City Councilor BJ Lagman, Alay Lakad 2017 Executive Committee chaired by Enrique David and City Social Welfare and Development Officer Iris Biliwang.