2013 mass wedding in Bacolod City


Here is the slideshow of the mass wedding ceremony in Bacolod City last February 16, 2013. A total of 2,013 couples were wed according to the city civil registrar’s office.

The ceremony was held at 4 o’clock in the afternoon but couples started to arrive at 9 in the morning. The earliest couple won a prize from the mayor’s office.

Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia officiated the mass wedding ceremony who was flanked by well known politicians and businessmen who sponsored the event.

The newly weds took a smile home with them as they were blessed with having Manny Pacquiao, Senator Franklin Drilon, Ilocos Sur Governor Chavit Singson, PLDT Community Relations Head Evelyn Del Rosario and local businessman Ricardo Yanson as their wedding sponsors.

Close to half a million was donated by local business organizations for the activity which ended with fireworks and the local favorite dish chicken inasal.

(This story was published on Rappler.com last 17 February 2013.)