MASS WEDDING. Borongan City Mayor Jose Ivan Dayan Agda led in solemnizing the wedding of 151 couples from the city on June 19. (Photo Courtesy)

BORONGAN CITY – About 151 couples availed of a free mass wedding sponsored by the city government here on June 19, one of the activities of its cityhood anniversary.
One of the venues of the mass civil wedding event was held at the ‘sea of cloud’ view deck in Barangay Hebacong where 29 couples attended.

The other 122 couples have their wedding ceremonies held at the Baybay beach.
“Getting married is a way of protecting your children from all the rights they deserve as legitimate children,” Mayor Jose Dayan Agda, who presided over the two wedding events, said.

He also advised the couples to have God as the center of their relationships for them to build a stronger bond couples.

The mass wedding was also graced by Philippine Statistics Authority Regional Director Wilma Perante and members of the city council headed by Vice Mayor Emmanuel Tiusonco.
“We are thankful to Borongan City for coming up with this remedy to improve the status of our children,” Perante said.

“This is a beautiful gift that we can give to our children by making them your legitimate child,” she added.

Perante also convinced the newly married couple to register their children and themselves to Philsys for them to have a national identification card.

“This gives us legal identity and allows us to receive and benefit government assistance and services,” she stressed.