It’s a yes! Joy Belmonte officiates mass wedding for 6K couples

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Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte marked the “love month” of February by officiating the wedding of 6,000 couples.

Dubbed Feb-ibig, 6,233 indigent QCitizen couples who have been living together, some for as long as four decades, were finally able to solemnize their union through the Kasalang Bayan, for free.

“Our Kasalang Bayan primarily aims to provide support to indigent couples who are already living together but are unable to pay for a ceremony due to economic constraints. But more than that, we want to give them and their kids the rights they deserve as they are now legally bonded,” Belmonte said.

Witnessing the wedding were other city officials including Vice Mayor Gian Sotto, City Civil Registry Department Head Salvador Carino Jr., and city councilors.

All fees for the marriage processing are free, including the application for marriage license and registration of marriage certificate.

The traditional cake-cutting and wine tasting are also participated in by selected newly-weds after the ceremony to add to the mass weddings’ festivities.