106 couples tie knot in free mass wedding-A A +A
Thursday, February 14, 2013
A TOTAL of 106 live-in couples tied knots in a free mass wedding sponsored by the Home Development Mutual Fund (Pag-Ibig) on Valentine’s Day in Zamboanga City.
Pag-Ibig regional information officer Corazon Mamauag said the activity, dubbed as “I do, I do. Araw ng Pag-Ibig,” was held Thursday morning at the newly-inaugurated Centro Latino of the Paseo del Mar.
Among those who stood as the mass wedding’s major sponsors are Pag-Ibig regional head Cesar Bazan and Mayor Celso Lobregat, said Mamauag.
She said the holding of the mass wedding by the agency is the brainchild of Pag-IBIG Chief Executive Officer lawyer Darlene Marie Berberabe.
The activity, which is being held annually, is designed to afford unmarried couples the opportunity to legitimize their marriage, she said.
The Pag-Ibig fund has provided the newly-wed couples free meals, wedding rings, gifts and giveaways.
Raffles of kabuhayan package worth P25,000 and house and lot package (acquired asset of Pag-Ibig Fund) worth P400,000 were also held after the mass wedding. (Bong Garcia)