More teen girls got hitched in Guimaras in first half of 2022

More female teenagers tied the knot compared to males in Guimaras in the first semester of 2022, based on the Decentralized Vital Statistics System (DVSS) generated by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)-Guimaras Provincial Statistical Office.

The data indicated that 20 brides below 20 years old were married, four times more than the five grooms in the same age group.

The DVSS data also showed that most of the teen brides came from the municipality of Jordan, with six (6) teenagers, comprising 30 percent of the total brides aged below 20 years old.

Sibunag municipality reported five adolescents (25 percent), while Buenavista, Nueva Valencia, and San Lorenzo shared 15 percent each with 3 teen brides each.

“In the recorded teen grooms, two, or 40 percent each, came from the municipalities of Jordan and Sibunag, while one or 20 percent came from the municipality of Nueva Valencia,” Provincial Statistical Officer Nelida B. Losare said.

Losare explained that there were more brides than grooms in the 20 to 34 age groups, with 421 brides, accounting 81.91 percent of the provincial total, while grooms only numbered to 392, or 76.26 percent of the total.

“Data also showed that more men got married at an older age than women, with 98 grooms and 66 brides belonging to 35 to 49 age group out of 514 couples, while 12 grooms and 4 brides are in the 50- to 59-year-old group,” Losare said.

Meanwhile, three grooms belonging to the 60 to 69 age group and three in the 70-year-old and above tied the knot during the first semester of 2022. One bride was reported each in the same age group. (See Table 1)