Baguio hosts mass wedding on Sept. 22
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.
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