The City Government of Tacurong sponsored 20 couples to a church wedding dubbed “Kasalang Bayan sa Pasko 2017” on December 21, 2017 at Nuestra Sra. Dela Candelaria Parish.
The Local Civil Registry (LCR) headed by Mrs. Josephine Balino organized the event.
The selection of the couples was done on a ‘first come, first serve’ basis. They only had to personally apply at the LCR to fill the 20 limited slots.
The city government shouldered the application fees, Pre-Cana seminar, and CENOMAR while the couples personally paid their marriage license fees and POPCOM seminar.
At the end of the wedding ceremony, the LCR provided each of the couples with a wedding cake, packed meals, a framed photo of the couple, and souvenir items for their principal sponsors.
The members of the 7th Sangguniang Panlungsod namely Hon. Psyche Sucaldito, Hon. Lalaine Montilla, Hon. Geronimo Arzagon, Hon. Welson Ferrer, Hon. Renante Duque, Hon. Carlos Segura, and Hon. Hernane Fermo as well as the different heads of offices of LGU Tacurong were present to stand as principal sponsors.
Rochelle Abrio, one of the brides who married Renante Belngan held Balino’s hands and with grateful tears said, “Madamo gid nga salamat, ma’am. Kung hindi dahil sa inyo, sa 11 ka tuig hindi gid ini matabo.”
Rev. Fr. Rex Carnaso officiated the marriage ceremony.(YMR, LGUTac-Info)