By: MPDC Edipolo A. Mosquito, Jr.
On February 15, 2010 a civil mass wedding was sponsored by the Local Government Unit of Alegria, Surigao del Norte administered by Hon. Mayor Dominador G. Esma, Jr.. Through the Municipal Registrar’s Office manned by Mrs. Lolita P. Umipig, they processed the wedding applications of 27 couple applicants. This is an annual activity and target of the office to have unwed couples in the municipality to avail of the services extended by the LGU free of charges compared to regular civil wedding occasion.
On the part of the newlywed couples and its parents, they were very thankful to Mayor Esma and the rest of the municipal officials of continuing the program to sponsor mass wedding . By instruction of Mayor Esma, the LGU offered free wedding cakes and red wines to the newlywed couples. During the ceremonial signing of marriage contract among parties involved, a live band owned and operated by the LGU kept on singing love songs on this memorable day of lovers.
The mass wedding was held at the fully air-conditioned Alegria Municipal Development Training Center attended by the parents of the couple, godfathers (maninoys), godmothers (maninays), relatives, friends and municipal officials headed by Mayor Dominador G. Esma, Jr.
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