They were all suitable pairs of male and female. No pair represented same sex union at the Kasalan batch of 45 coupls last Friday. For the 3rd time, Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo played ninong thereat.
This legitimized the union of couples, including common law partners, for free.
Like in the previous mass wedding, rings and pastries are given for free to the participating couples. Mayor Remollo thanked the donors including members of the Muslim community for their contribution to the activity.
Rev. Father Christian Benjamin, Parochial Vicar of the Junob Parish, also attended the event to lend moral and spiritual support to the couples.
Relatives and friends of the couples also came in full force to enthusiastically support their loved ones during wedding ceremony. Many of the couples are already living together and are rearing their children.
However, the apparent big expenses required for a wedding of their own remains an obstacle for the couples to contract even civil weddings.
Mayor Remollo, a lawyer by profession, has advocated particularly for live-in couples to legitimize their union and to secure the future of their children.
Hundreds of other couples were also married in civil rites conducted by the local governments in Bindoy, Tanjay and Manjuyod.