Alay Lakad Foundation, Inc. (ALFI- Batangas Province) celebrated its 45th Alay Lakad Walkathon, Zumba and Program themed “Alay Lakad para sa Kabataan, sa Magandang Kinabukasan” at Batangas Provincial Sports Complex Grand Stand and Oval on October 4, 2017. The said event was joined by over 10,000 participants and graced by Senator JV Ejercito as the guest of honor and speaker.
The highlights of this celebration were Walkathon, Zumba, Induction of Officers-elect and Turn-Over ceremonies, and Awarding of Miss Alay Lakad 2017 and Special Awards, Miss Charming and Miss Flawless.
Governor Hermilando I. Mandanas, in his message thanked the people and organizations who continuously support the ALFI endeavours especially on providing scholarship grants and financial assistance to deserving students and on providing technical-vocational education and training to out-of-school youth to enhance their knowledge and skills and become productive citizens.
Vice Governor Nas Ona, also delivered his message and introduced the Walk and Program guest of honor and speaker, Senator Ejercito, member Philippine Senate and Chair on Committee on Health and Demography. Senator Ejercito in his message, said that “Kabataan, Maaasahan ka” and quoted Ghandi’s infamous thought “You must be the change you wish to see in the world”.
Pres. Tirso A. Ronquillo was inducted into office as the new ALFI – Batangas President by Senator Ejercito. The induction ceremony was immediately followed by the turn-over ceremony wherein immediate former ALFI – Batangas President Carlito Rocafort turned over the ALFI flag to the new President Dr. Ronquillo. Ms. BatStateU Anne Dreille Bridgette M. Clarete, a candidate to the Search for Mutya ng ALFI-Batangas, was adjudged as Ms. Charming. BatStateU Dance Company also provided a production number to hold a festive event of thanksgiving for the day.