Nelia G.Neri


JUSTICE Vicente Lumapas Yap and his bride of 50 years, Florentina Oledan Yap, renewed their vows during a Thanksgiving Mass at the San Vicente Ferrer Archdiocesan Shrine in Bogo. Officiating priests were Bishop Emilio Bataclan D.D., (Rt.) Msgr. Jose Dosado, and Fr. Roland Torres.

THE SPONSORS. Top photo, from left: Lt. Gen. Loven Abadia, Rep. Benhur Salimbangon, Supreme Court Justice Lucas Bersamin, Justice Vicente Yap and Court Adminstrator Christopher Lock. Above photo shows Janice Salimbangon, Rep. Nerissa Soon Ruiz, PB Member Agnes Magpale, the golden couple, Aurora Bersamin and Remedios Ancajas.

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The golden wedding entourage included five couples as principal sponsors: Usec. Joselito Ruiz and Rep. Nerissa Soon-Ruiz; Rep. Benhur Salimbangon and Janice Salimbangon; Justice Lucas Bersamin and Aurora Bersamin; Justice Arsenio Magpale and Provincial Board Member Agnes Magpale; Lt. Gen. Loven Abadia and Jenny Abadia.

The Yap children had important roles during the ceremony: eldest daughter Lenore who was maid of honor; candle sponsors Rowena and Washington Ramos; veil sponsors Dinna and Jacinto Diesmos Jr.; and cord sponsors Roberto and Lourdes (Balajadia).

The grandchildren were also part of the entourage. Assisting their grandparents in all their needs were Robert Yap Ramos, Vanessa Yap Ramos, Johan Yap Diesmos and Nicole Balajdia Yap while Rachel Balajadia Yap was tasked “to shower their path with sunshine.”

A dinner reception followed at the family’s For Veda Farm.