MANILA, Jan. 27, 2015 — In celebration of the Year of the Poor, the Alay Kapwa (AK) Program is set to be launched this February in the three major island groups in the country.
Celebrating its 40th year anniversary, AK is the Lenten Evangelization-Action Program of the Philippine Catholic Church created in 1975 by the Catholic bishops.
Annually, Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao celebrate the AK national launching.
The Diocese of Nueva Segovia (Vigan) will be hosting the “Alay Kapwa 40 National Launching at Luzon Region” on Feb. 23 to25 to be held at the NSCC Hotel, Caoayan, Ilocos Sur.
The Archdiocese of Cebu through the Commission on Service-Cebu Caritas, Inc. will be leading the Visayas celebration on Feb. 16 to17 at the San Pedro Calungsod Chapel, SM Seaside Reclamation Project (SRP), Cebu City with 500 participants expected from the Visayas dioceses.
The Diocese of Tagum will spearhead the Mindanao launching on Feb. 19 to 21 to be held at the Social Action Center, Diocese of Tagum located at the back of Parish of Christ the Eucharistic King (PCEK Parish or the old Cathedral), Rizal Street, Tagum City.
The national launching is in line with Alay Kapwa’s goals of evangelization and intensification of resource mobilization to raise the faithful’s awareness about sharing their time, talent and treasure to promote charity, justice and peace for the common good. (Yen Ocampo/CBCPNews)