Here comes the bride: Las Piñas offers ‘kasalang bayan’ perks

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Ten couples from Las Pinas City were wed on Tuesday, August 8, in civil ceremonies officiated by Mayor Mel Aguilar held at her office.

She said the public wedding provided opportunities for couples to legalize their union and presented the means for the legitimization of children born out of wedlock.

The couples are given free rings. Free snacks are also provided to the newlyweds and the members of their entourage.

Kasalang Bayan usually happens twice a month at the City Hall. Couples who want to join the mass wedding are advised to apply for marriage license first at the Office of the Civil Registry.

Couples must submit birth certificates, Certificate of No Marriage Record and certificate of legal capacity to contract marriage (for those marrying foreigner).

They must also attend the planning seminar officiated by the City Social Work and Development Office and the City Health Office This is a requirement in order to get the marriage license.

“Walang gagastusin ang mga ikakasal. Libre ang singsing, aras at merienda. Ang marriage contract ay makukuha rin pagkatapos ng kasal,” Aguilar said.#