Love is in the air this November in Murcia Negros Occidental as 40 Overseas Filipino Workers exchanged their vows at the mass wedding officiated by Mayor Gerry Rojas recently at the town’s covered court.
“This is the first time in Murcia that there is a wedding sponsored by OFWs,” Rojas said, as he advised the couples to be a good example to their children.
“Your children will follow the example that they see in you (and) if you show them good deeds, they will grow up to become good partners when they marry and good citizens in their community,” he said.
Among the guests were Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Western Visayas Director Rizza Joy Moldes, Negros Occidental Third District Board Member Frederick “Manman” Ko who represented Gov. Bong Lacson, OFW Federation officers of Victorias City and Talisay City, and Paz Baes, who represented BDO, the partner bank for the OFW’s financial literacy program.
Murcia OFW Federation president Lynette Nicavera spearheaded the local preparations for the OFWs, in collaboration with Murcia’s local government, particularly the Local Civil Registrar Office.
Murcia Sangguniang Bayan Members also attended the activity to show their support to the OFWs. (PR)
OWWA-VI Regional Director Rizza Joy Moldes advises the newly-weds to exercise greater patience, forgiveness and understanding towards each other. (Contributed photo)
Murcia OFW Federation president Lynette Nicavera spearheaded the local preparations for the OFWs, in collaboration with Murcia’s local government, particularly the Local Civil Registrar Office. (Contributed photo)
Mayor Gerry Rojas officiated the exchange of wedding vows between 40 OFW couples in the first “OFW Kasalan ng Bayan 2022” at the Murcia covered court recently. (Contributed photo)
Vice-Mayor Johnny Reosura welcomed the guests and couples, their parents and their entourage. (Contributed photo)
Murcia First Lady Marie Bernadette Rojas, was also invited by the OFW couples to give an inspirational message to the newly weds. (Contributed photo)
OFW Negros Occidental Federation president Salvacion Barrios, who introduced the guests, praised Mayor Gerry Rojas for being the only mayor of Murcia who has a heart for the OFWs. (Contributed photo)
Board Member Manman Ko praised the OFWs for their sacrifices for their family and for their contribution to the economy. He assured them that the provincial and local official appreciate and thank the OFWs for their efforts in nation-building.
November 25, 2022
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