MALAYBALAY CITY, PHILIPPINES — City councilors of Malaybalay, Bukidnon, passed the Golden Wedding ordinance, which awards couples who have celebrated 50 years of marriage P50,000.
Councilor Niko P. Aldeguer posted the announcement on June 7, 2022.
The councilor said that the Golden Wedding ordinance recognizes the contribution of long-term couples to the community in creating tight-knit families that build the foundation of the nation.
“Talagsaun na lang kaayu ang ga abot ug 50 ka tuig sa kaminyo.on. Isip pag recognize kanila sa ilang kontribyoshon sa communidad, tungod kay ang lig.on nga pamilya ang pundasyon sa atong katilingban,” Aldeguer said.
(Only a small number of marriages reach up to 50 years. So to recognize their contribution to the community, since a strong family is the foundation of our society.)
Other than Aldeguer, Councilor Louel Tortola was also the author of the ordinance. Aldeguer also thanks the city councilors of Malaybalay for helping pass the law.
The incentive is granted only to permanent residents of Malaybalay City for not less than 6 years. Additionally, permanent residents of the city (for not less than 6 years) but temporarily lived elsewhere for work are also covered in the new law as long as one of the couples resides in the city.
Below are the qualifications for entitlement to the P50,000 incentives provided by the Golden Wedding Ordinance:
- The marriage, regardless of celebration, must be considered a valid marriage under Philippine Law and registered with the City Civil Registry of Malaybalay City;
- The valid marriage must have existed for fifty (50) years reckoned from the time of registration of the said marriage in the City Civil Registry;
- For Muslim and Tribal valid polygamous marriages, only the first valid marriage registered with the Civil Registry will be granted incentives;
- Prior to the grant of incentives, there must be no finding that the couple is, in fact, separated de facto.
For more information, see the official Facebook post of Councilor Niko Aldueger below: