Baguio hosts mass wed­ding on Sept. 22

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THE CITY gov­ern­ment of Baguio is en­cour­ag­ing young cou­ples, live-in part­ners with chil­dren to join the mass wed­ding on Septem­ber 22 at the Baguio Con­ven­tion Cen­ter,

The mass wed­ding is an in­sti­tu­tion­al­ized ac­tiv­ity of the city gov­ern­ment through the City So­cial Wel­fare and Devel­op­ment Of­fice dur­ing the month-long city’s cel­e­bra­tion of fam­ily week in Septem­ber.

City so­cial wel­fare and devel­op­ment of­fi­cer Betty Fan­gasan em­pha­sized, aside from be­ing an in­sti­tu­tion­al­ized event of the city’s fam­ily week cel­e­bra­tion, is also part of the so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity of the city gov­ern­ment to its con­stituents.

In­ter­ested cou­ples ag­ing more than 25 years old and who have lived-in for more than five years are re­quired to se­cure com­mu­nity tax cer­ti­fi­ca­tion (CEDULA) at the trea­sury of­fice. To­gether with the birth cer­tifi­cates, the cou­ple must also se­cure cer­tifi­cate on no mar­riage (CENOMAR) from the Philip­pines Sta­tis­tics Author­ity (PSA). In place of a mar­riage con­tract, they must se­cure Af­fi­davit of Co­hab­i­ta­tion for the Pub­lic At­tor­ney’s Of­fice (PAO) or any le­gal of­fi­cer.

Ap­pli­cants se­cur­ing a mar­riage li­cense at the lo­cal civil regis­trar’s of­fice must first ob­tain cer­tifi­cate of no mar­riage (CENOMAR) from the PSA, at­tend pre-mar­riage coun­sel­ing (PMC) at the Health Ser­vice Of­fice lo­cated at T. Alonzo Street which is sched­uled every Tues­day from 1PM to 5PM and every Thurs­day from 8 AM to 12 noon.

The mar­riage con­tract or af­fi­davit of co­hab­i­ta­tion must be submitted at the City So­cial Wel­fare and Devel­op­ment Of­fice, Up­per Ses­sion Road not later than Septem­ber 4.

The cou­ples must also ac­quire tree plant­ing cer­tifi­cate from the City En­vi­ron­ment and Parks Man­age­ment Of­fice (CEPMO), City Hall. They must ap­ply at the CEPMO at least two days be­fore the sched­uled tree plant­ing. The tree plant­ing sched­ule is Mon­day or Wed­nes­day from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Cou­ples ag­ing 18 to 20 needs par­ents’ con­sent while cou­ples ag­ing 21 to 24 needs par­ents’ ad­vice. They will be re­quired to at­tend Mar­riage En­rich­ment Sem­i­nar on Sept. 14 at 1:00 p.m. at the Baguio City multi-pur­pose hall.

“The city gov­ern­ment of Baguio wants to help cou­ples who are liv­ing to­gether with­out the ben­e­fits of le­gal­iz­ing their part­ner­ship con­sid­er­ing the ex­penses in needed in the prepa­ra­tion of wed­ding. Be­cause of this, we are pro­vid­ing them op­por­tu­nity to le­gal­ize their re­la­tion­ship as hus­band and wife with­out spend­ing too much,” said Fan­gasan.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion and in­quiries, con­tact the CSWDO at tele­phone num­bers 4423842 or 442-7893.

Photo by Milo Brioso

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