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Lapu-Lapu city hosts mass wedding for 115 couples

/ 07:22 AM February 15, 2013

THE Lapu-Lapu City government marked Valentine’s Day by hosting the wedding of 115 couples in the City Auditorium in barangay Poblacion.

The couples were beneficiaries of the government’s ant-poverty Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program or 4Ps.

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“This is my first time to officiate a mass wedding. I see it as very practical and am willing to do it again in the future to help couples who can’t afford the cost of a wedding,” said Mayor Paz Radaza.

The idea of holding a mass wedding for 4P’s beneficiaries came after a survey by the City Social Welfare and Development office showed that many of the beneficiaries of the government’s anti-poverty program are not legally married.

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“So we suggested to Mayor Radaza the Valentine’s Day mass wedding,” said Ermelita Degamo, head of the CSWD.

Serving as sponsors were the barangay captains of Lapu-Lapu City, 4Ps personnel and Executive Judge Toribio Quiwag. /Corresondent Norman Mendoza

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