Hundreds join 2nd livelihood run

CLARK FREEPORT -- More than 350 runners and fitness enthusiasts on Thursday joined the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole)’s 2nd “Pulayan para Queng Cabiayan” (livelihood run) held at the parade grounds of the Clark Development Corporation (CDC).

The fun run anchored on the theme “Manggagawang Pilipino: Handa sa Hamon ng Makabagong Panahon,” aimed to raise funds for the Industrial Peace Council.

The event had a P400 registration fee for each participant from various sectors including tripartite groups in Pampanga, union officials, CDC executives, representatives from the Public Employment Service Offices, and private professional runners

According to Dole-Central Luzon director Raymundo Agravante, the livelihood run further aimed to unite government, employers, and workers, in promoting a healthy lifestyle and foster corporate social responsibility.

Last year’s leg of the “Pulayan” benefitted about 230 grade school pupils from typhoon-hit areas in Pampanga who were given much needed school supplies and textbooks.

u201cThe estimated P50,000 generated from this year’s fun run will go to intended to fuel its pipelined socio-economic programs and projects geared towards alleviating the plight of every worker in the province such as continuous education on paralegal for its members, medical missions, adopt-a-school sponsorship of educational plans for children of low-income workers, feeding program for street children, and other various corporate social services,” Dole officials said.

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