Tiangco Newlyweds Eduardo Ramandaban and Corazon Ani are assisted by Cong. John Rey Tiangco and Mayor Toby Tiangco in slicing their wedding cake. Photo by EDD REYES

Navotas holds Valentines Day mass wedding for 40 couples

February 15, 2022 Edd Reyes 531 views

THE City Government of Navotas held a mass wedding for 40 Navoteño couples, Monday, in line with the celebration of Valentine’s Day.

Mayor Toby Tiangco officiated the civil wedding while Cong. John Rey Tiangco, Vice Mayor Clint Geronimo and the rest of the city council stood as witnesses to the ceremony.

The annual Kasalang Bayan is conducted to encourage live-in couples in the city to legalize their union.

Mayor Tiangco congratulated the newly-weds and asked them to serve as good examples to their children.

“Dito sa ating lungsod, isinusulong natin ang pagkakaroon ng isang buo at masayang pamilya. Itinataguyod natin ang kahalagahan ng bawat pamilyang Navoteño at ang lahat ng miyembro nito. Tayong mga magulang, hindi tayo pwedeng maging mahina dahil nakasalalay sa atin ang pananatiling buo ng ating pamilya. Nakasalalay sa atin ang maayos na kalagayan at kinabukasan ng ating mga anak kaya mahalin ninyo nang lubos ang isa’t-isa at ingatan ang inyong mga pamilya,” Mayor Tiangco said.

Among the newly-weds are Eduardo Ramandaban, 55, and Corazon Ani, 50, who have been living together for 33 years and have raised five children.

Cong. Tiangco, on the other hand, advised the couples to continue to love and support each other.

“Ang pagsasama ng mag-asawa, na higit pang pinatatag ng kasal, ay nagiging pundasyon rin ng matatag na pamilya na siyang bumubuo sa isang matatag na komunidad. Panatilihin po ninyo ang alab ng pagmamahal at masugid na pagsuporta sa isa’t isa,” he said.

Aside from the Kasalang Bayan, the city government also opened the Kalye Pag-ibig bazaar at Navotas Citywalk and Amphitheater. It will be open daily from 14 to 20 February at 5:30pm to 10pm.

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