ALAMINOS CITY, Jan. 29 (PNA)–Some 100 couples will say “I do” in a romantic mass wedding at the Quezon Island in the Hundred Islands National Park in this city comes Valentine’s Day.
The mass wedding project is of the city government led by Mayor Arthur Celeste in coordination with the Pag-IBIG Fund.
The project will also provide the couples with free Hawaiian-themed wedding attires and wedding rings. Also, there will be free souvenir invitations, food, and transportation through boat ride to bring the couples and their guests at the Quezon Island.
According to Assistant Civil Registrar Lovely Milles, not only couples in the lower socio-economic classes have registered but also those who just want to experience the mass wedding.
Milles said that they expect that the target 100 pairs will be filled even before the deadline which is on February 3.
All registrants are required to bring their birth certificates, community tax certificates, latest picture together, and attend the pre-marriage counseling seminar.
Those 18 to 20 years old are needed to provide parental consent and to personally appear before the Local Civil Registrar Office.
Meanwhile, 24 years old and above shall also present CENOMAR (Certificate of No Marriage Record); those widowed shall present their deceased wife or husband’s death certificate: those annulled shall present Certified True Copy of Court Decree of Declaration of Nullity of Marriage and Certificate of Marriage with Annotation of Annulment of Marriage; and those foreign applicants shall secure legal capacity from the Philippine Embassy.(PNA)