February is Feb-ibig month with today - the 14th as Valentine’s Day. In Gumaca, Mayor Erwin Caralian has made it a tradition to hold the Kasalang Bayan not only to celebrate the love month but more importantly to solemnize the wedding hassle-free of couples who want to tie the knots and especially of those who have been living together without the sanctity of marriage. All they have to do is just submit their applications and make themselves available on the wedding date, nothing more, nothing less!
Through the collaboration of the Mayor’s Office and the Civil Registrar’s Office, preparations began as early as January from the gathering of CENOMAR to the minutest details of the reception – the venue, the wedding cake, the red wine, the doves, the foods and the ceremony itself ensuring that the day will become a memory to last a lifetime. Wedding hosts and singers are likewise taken cared of to make it a complete wedding package.
And so this year, 42 pairs of them, take their vows as husbands and wives in the presence of our Mayor and their sponsors and promise to each other in the name of our dear Lord God to love another for all eternity. Yes, today starts their journey to forever!In his message, Mayor Erwin emphasized the importance of faith by which every marriage should be anchored and that every household must have a Bible with the heads of every family sharing the beautiful words written in it and allot Sundays as worship days.