THE Home Mutual Guarantee Fund (HMGF), more popularly known as Pag-IBIG Fund, will sponsor the wedding of 300 couples at 10,000 Roses in Day-as, Cordova, Cebu today, Valentine’s Day.
The solemnizing officer in today’s wedding dubbed as “I Do, I Do, Araw ng Pag-IBIG” is Cordova Mayor Mary Therese “Tetsie” Sitoy-Cho.
Speaking before the 888 News Forum at Marco Polo Plaza, Pag-IBIG Vice President Victoria dela Peña said the wedding is at no cost to the couples.
She said that the youngest couple to be wed are Rommel S. Escabas, 22; and Jessica M. Tajanlangit, 19. The oldest couple are Nasser O. Tamboyong, 60; and Jaymar B. Ragor, 38.
She said the couple that has lived together longest are Rosalio M. Sumayang, 54; and Bernadette B. Alegado. They’ve been together for 31 years.
Dela Peña said the wedding was set from 1 to 6 p.m., simultaneous with Antique, Aklan; Zamboanga, General Santos City and Davao City.
The wedding is open to all Pag-IBIG Fund members and non-members who do not have the financial capacity to undergo civil wedding rites.
“The wedding will be free in terms of the venue, ceremonial rings, bouquet for the bride, décor, and giveaways or tokens,” Dela Pena said.
“Kabuhayan” showcases, cash, appliances and small gift items will be raffled off.
“The Kabuhayan showcase worth P30,000 is ideal for a couple who wants to engage in a sari-sari store (business),” Dela Peña said.
Dela Peña also divulged the expanded raffle promo.
This is open to all Pag-IBIG members, both local and overseas Filipinos with remittance of upgraded Pag-IBIG 1 Savings amounting to P600 per month, covering the period of June 2017 onwards. The transaction dates will be from July 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018.
She said the monthly draws have a consolation prize of one Oppo F3 Plus Smartphone and one cash winner of P100,000. Every quarterly draw has one winner of cash prize worth P250,000. The second quarter draw has a winner for P500,000, while the grand draw is worth P1 million. (EOB)