Love is in the air: San Juan City holds Valentine's Day mass wedding

The San Juan City local government held a mass wedding on Tuesday, Feb. 14, in celebration of Valentine's Day in the city and Civil Registration Month.

The Kasalang Panlungsod event was held at the San Juan Gym and attended by San Juan City Mayor Francis Zamora, his wife Keri, Cong. Bel Zamora, Chief Statistical Specialist Amelia Basilio, and other city government officials.

Zamora said that a total of 63 couples from different barangays in the city tied the knot during the event. The mayor and his wife served as the wedding's principal sponsors.

“On behalf of the City of San Juan, we are congratulating the 63 couples on their big day and wish them a lifetime of happiness as they start their journey as husband and wife," Zamora said.

After the wedding ceremony, a reception was also held where each couple received a heart-shaped wedding cake and cash gift of P3,000 from the LGU.

“I wish them all the best in their marriage and I hope that they will reach 50 years and even more so that they will be able to receive their 50th golden anniversary gift from the city,” Zamora said.

Aside from the cash gift and wedding reception, the local chief executive said that all 63 couples who participated in the mass wedding will also receive free childbirth services at the San Juan Medical Center (SJMC).

The city government passed City Ordinance No. 39, Series of 2022 or the Golden Wedding Anniversary Incentive Ordinance, wherein married couples who are still happily married and will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary will receive P50,000 as an incentive from the local government.