PALO, Leyte- At least nine couples from the Philippine National Police (PNP) here in the region exchanged vows in a mass wedding rites on Thursday(Feb.14), coinciding the Valentines celebration.
Police Regional Director Dionardo Carlos initiated the mass wedding ceremony held at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel, located within Camp Ruperto Kangleon, the regional PNP headquarters, this town.
The ceremony was solemnized by regional pastoral officer, Police Superintendent Joselito Borja.
“This mass wedding allows our personnel to enjoy the blessing of the sacrament of matrimony and further legitimize their relationship with their partners in line with the PNP’s call for morality and decency,” said Carlos.
“The Police Regional Office in Eastern Visayas strongly emphasizes our high regard for family life and the essence of matrimony in this season of love,” added the police regional director who stood as one of the principal sponsors of the wedding.
The newly-married couples were Police Senior Inspector Reynaldo Sobreviga and wife Melinda; PO 3 Alexis Balana and wife Remedios; PO 3 Jeffrey Betonio and wife Marieta Betonio;, PO3 Randi Cañete and wife Janelle;PO3 Herminio Garcia and wife Joy; PO 3 Ronnel Saklay and wife Lorlyn;PO2 Erick Carbona and wife Janice;PO1 Vicente Navidad Jr and wife Zenny; and non-uniformed personnel Lowell Peterson Pascua and wife Beverly.