33 EBM couples to tie knot in Valentine’s mass wedding

The 33 Saraviahanon couples pose with LCRO and MENRO staff after attending a seminar on SWM and planting 200 mangrove seedlings at the Tomongtong Mangrove Eco-Trail, days prior to their mass wedding today. (E. B. MAGALONA PIO)

BACOLOD City – Thirty-three Saraviahanon couples will tie the knot in a Valentine Mass Wedding at the E. B. Magalona Public Plaza today, February 14, starting 9:00 a.m.

Mayor Marvin Malacon will serve as the solemnizing officer.

This is now the fourth year that Malacon will officiate the mass wedding in E. B. Magalona since he became mayor.

The municipality had no mass wedding in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Luis Gonzales, chief statistical specialist of Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) in Bacolod, will be the guest of honor and speaker.

Vice Mayor Eric Matulac and members of the Sangguniang Bayan will deliver their respective inspirational messages.

Days prior to the mass wedding, the 33 couples participated in pre-wedding activities organized by the Local Civil Registrar’s Office (LCRO), headed by Mercedes Recla, and the Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office (MENRO), headed by Jojo Vargas.

The couples attended an orientation on Solid Waste Management (SWM) and later planted 200 mangrove seedlings at the Tomongtong Mangrove Eco-Trail, to symbolize their shared commitment and responsibility to protect the environment.