In order to legitimize their unions, Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo has scheduled a Kasalang Bayan for those couples living in cohabitation and those who are not. The mass wedding is slated on February 15, 2019 at the City Quadrangle.

This will be the second mass wedding to be solemnized by Mayor Remollo. The first one was held last year at the Pantawan sa Boulevard that involved 73 couples of various ages and nationalities.

In order to join the free mass wedding, the Office of the Local Civil Registrar has called upon the interested live-in couples and others who are not living in cohabitation including foreigners and residents outside of Dumaguete to submit all documents on or before February 8, 2019 for cohabiting parties and February 1, 2019 for non-cohabiting parties.

Among the documents required for live-in couples are: birth certificates; certificate of no marriage to be obtained from the Philippine Statistics Authority at P 210.00 fee; affidavit of cohabitation to be obtained from the Public Attorney’s Office for free and marriage certificate with a processing fee of P 300.00 at the Local Civil Registrar’s Office.

For non-cohabiting parties: birth certificates; advice of parents for persons aging 21-24 years old; consent of parents for persons aging 18-20 years old; valid identification cards; pre-marriage and family planning seminar at the POPCOM Office, registration fee P 100.00 and marriage license with P 300.00 processing fee.

For foreigners: valid identification card of the contracting parties; certificate of legal capacity to be obtained from the Embassy of country of origin based in the Philippines; if widowed or widower, death certificate of the spouse; if divorced, original copy of Divorce decree; Certificate of no Marriage; couple’s pre-marriage and family planning seminar and processing fee for marriage license at P 300.00.

(File photos of the 1st mass wedding in 2017)