The City of Calapan will hold a mass wedding on Valentine’s Day for 67 couples as part of the city’s Marriage Week Celebration.
Calapan City celebrates the Marriage Week annually every February 7 to 14, with the aim of strengthening family relationships.
“Pinaka-tampok sa ‘Marriage Week Celebration’ na ginugunita tuwing Pebrero 7 hanggang Pebrero 14 ng bawat taon ang Mass Wedding o mas kilala bilang “Kasalang-bayan”, na kung saan ngayong 2018 ay may 67 couples ang nakatakdang magpakasal na gaganapin sa Pebrero 14, 2018 sa Club House, Xevera, Barangay Sto. Niño Calapan City,” the city said.
The couples have attended a pre-marriage counseling last February 7.
Vice Mayor Gil Ramirez said that he’s hoping that the marriage of the couples will last and be prosperous.
“Ang matibay na pamilya ay sandigan ng pag-unlad ng bayan,” the vice mayor said. “Panatilihin ang Pagmamahalan sa pamilya, dahil kung saan may pag-ibig ay nandoon ang Diyos”.
City Councilor Fay Ilano authored the City Ordinance No. 10, Series of 2017
“An Ordinance Declaring February 7 to 14 Every Year as Marriage Week in the City of Calapan.”
The ordinance aims to boost the relationship of the couple and to encourage Calapeños to give marriage an importance.