Tagum to hold Alay Kapwa-Year of the Poor Fun Run

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MANILA, Jan. 30, 2015 — The Diocese of Tagum will mark the Mindanao celebration of the 40th Alay Kapwa (AK) anniversary and the launching of the Year of the Poor on Feb. 19 to 21 with a series of events to be held at the Social Action Center, Diocese of Tagum, including a Fun Run that targets some 3,000 participants.

The Fun Run dubbed “Dagan para sa Kabus, Dagan para kay Hesus.” (Run for the poor, Run for Jesus) aims to raise funds for survivors of natural calamities in the country.

“I believe that this activity…could bring the message of concern for the poor to everybody; their plight that reminds those who are financially and spiritually blessed to help as echoed by the challenges of Pope Francis,” said Fr. Emerson “EmEm” L. Luego, Director of the Social Action Ministry of the Diocese of Tagum.

He emphasized that the Fun Run will assure the less fortunate, especially those in places that are still recovering from natural calamities, that the Church is always with them.

“This would also remind those who are concerned not to forget that they have marginalized brothers and sisters who are waiting for help,” Luego stressed.

The Social Action Center, Diocese of Tagum is located at the back of Parish of Christ the Eucharistic King (PCEK Parish or the old Cathedral), Rizal Street, Tagum City. (Yen Ocampo/CBCPNews)

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