MANILA, Philippines – Sarangani Representative Manny Pacquiao donated P200,000 to the cause of the provincial Alay Lakad, which aims to give financial assistance to out-of-school youths.
This year’s walk for a cause, themed “Hakbang Ko, Alay Sa Kabataang Batangueño,” was initiated by Batangas Governor Vilma Santos-Recto and Vice Governor Mark Leviste.
The 39th Alay Lakad was held in Batangas Friday morning.
Actor Luis Manzano, a son of Batangas Governor Recto, donated P50,000.
The governor, meanwhile, personally donated P100,000 for the cause.
The event was also graced by the presence of Optical Media Board Chairman Ronnie Rickets and Laguna board member Angelica Jones.
Thousands of teachers from schools all over the province also took part in the event.
Currently, there are 109 scholars in the elementary, secondary and college level under the program of Alay Lakad Foundation Inc. -- Reports from Angelique Atienza, Ernie Manio ABS-CBN Southern Tagalog