63 couples tied the knot during Kasalan ng Bayan

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CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, PHILIPPINES — Many couples were successfully married during the mass wedding or ‘Kasalan ng Bayan’ led by Mayor Klarex Uy, August 25, in barangay Tignapoloan of this city.

The ‘Kasalan ng Bayan’ was initiated by the City Civil Registry under City Civil Registrar Evangeline Tapangan, together with the Philippine Statistics Authority and officials of barangay Tignapoloan.

This is part of the ‘Klarex Village Service’ outreach program by Mayor Klarex Uy, which was also launched on the same day.

During the mass wedding, Mayor Klarex Uy reminded every couple to follow CHRIST (‘Communication, Humility, Respect, Intimacy, Service and Trust’) as the center of their marriage to make it successful.

“CHRIST mao na’y simbolo ug bililhon sa usa ka pamilya nga anaa sa panimalay. Mao na siya ang tinubdan sa tanan…sa kalinaw ug kalipay, tanang grasya nga imong pangayoon. Busa ayaw ninyo kalimti siya sa matag adlaw, sa matag hangyo ninyo sa mga kalisdanan ug mga grasya, kamo kanunay modangop kaniya, sa tanan kapakyasan, inyo siya’ng tawagon, sa mga kalampusan, inyo gihapun siya’ng pasalamatan. Ayaw ninyo kalimti ang Ginoo kung gusto mo magmalumpson nga magtiayon,” said Mayor Klarex Uy.

(CHRIST is the symbol and guide of a family. He is the source of everything…. Of peace and happiness, and all the blessings you ask for. So do not forget Him; in all of your requests for assistance and blessings, you should always look for Him, in every low area of life, call for Him, and in every success, thank Him. Do not forget God if you want to be successful as a couple.)

“Kami nagpasalamat kang Mayor Klarex Uy sa iyang gihatag sa amoa nga ‘Kasalan ng Bayan’. Nalipay gyud mi nga gihatagan mi sa higayon sama niini. Salamat Mayor Klarex Uy,” said Ruel and Susan, a couple who took part in the event.

(We are thankful for Mayor Klarex Uy for the Kasalan ng Bayan. We are very happy that we were given this opportunity. Thank you, May Klarex Uy.)

Ruel and Susan were recognized as the longest married couple, which is why Mayor Klarex Uy gave them a consolation prize of P10,000. They have been together for 22 years and have three children.

Each of the couples received a free cake, wine, and Lechon from Pamilya Uy. There were also souvenirs they received, such as doughnuts from Krispy Kreme, items from American Surplus, a fruit basket from City Councilor Roger Abaday, and others.

The following individuals acted as principal sponsors of the event:

  • City Councilors Aga Suan;
  • Roger Abaday;
  • Jay Roa-Pascual;
  • Atty. Jose Pepe Abbu Jr.;
  • Yvy Emano;
  • Dr. Malou Gaane;
  • Girlie Scarf;
  • Ian Achas;
  • Ian Mark Nacaya;
  • SK Federation President John Michael L. Seno 
  • League of Barangays president Alam Lim

Strong support was also shown by City Councilor Suzette Magtajas-Daba, City Councilor George Goking, City Administrator Atty. Roy Hilario P. Raagas, Barangay Chief Nancy Aban of Barangay Tignapoloan and others.

City Councilor Jay Roa Pascual also sent his congratulations in a Facebook post, “Congratulations sa bagong kasal (to the newlyweds).”

The event ended with Mayor Klarex signing the marriage certificates of the couples and a photo op.

See official photos by the City Information Office here:


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