Some 97 couples promised to stay together for better or for worst in the Kasalan ng Bayan hosted by the municipal government held at Lupon Gymnasium on Friday, March 16, 2018.

Mayor Erlinda D. Lim officiated the wedding ceremonies of the couples, majority of whom have been living together for years and have children.

Friday’s Kasalan ng Bayan had the most number of pairs wed since the local government has sponsored wedding of live-in couples.

In her message, Mayor Lim encourged the newly-weds to strive to become model families in thier communities.

The preparation was initiated by the technical working group from the Office of the Municipal Civil Registrar headed by Mary Juvy B. Bongcayo and the Municipal Mayor’s Office in coordination with the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).

The Kasalan ng Bayan is part of the LGU’s celebration of this year’s Women’s Month with the theme: We Make Change Work for Women.