LGU Gubat in Sorsogon Province conducted its first-ever Kasalang Bayan last February 23, 2022.
Dubbed as Massked Wedding: Kasalang Bayan sa Panahon ng Pandemya which is part of the 32nd Civil Registration Month celebration.
Mayor Sharon Rose Glipo-Escoto facilitated the official civil union of twenty-five (25) pair of couples.
She emphasized to the newlyweds that the ceremony is a beginning of their lasting partnership, a journey of love, understanding, patience and dedication to one another.
“As we stand here today, what matters most is not the celebration but the love and companion you continue to share”, the Mayor added.
Meanwhile, Vice Mayor Sixto F. Estareja reminded the newly-weds that their marriage must be protected for it is sacred.
“Couples must respect each other and their witnesses, as they will guide them through their marriage life”, the Vice-Mayor said.
Along with the free processing of the marriage certificate, the Office of the Municipal Civil Registrar will also be processing the legitimation of the couples’ children.
Meantime, Municipal Civil Registrar Rowena Fajardo thanked the LGU personnel for their assistance, and other LGU- Gubat offices for the success of the event, particularly the Office of the Mayor and Office of the Municipal Administrator. Also, to the LGBTQIA+ for the free hair and make-up of the brides, their parents and witnesses.
The 25 couples were the first batch of the target 250 couples to be wed this year.
The LGU encourages unmarried couples, who were living together for five years and more, to apply for the free wedding. Interested couples may apply at the Municipal Civil Registrar’s office.