Mahinog, Camiguin, February 14, 2013 - A total of 60 couples from the municipality of Mahinog said "I Do" today, Valentine's Day, in a biggest mass wedding event held at the Roman Catholic Church here.
The event was sponsored by the Provincial Government of Camiguin, which provided the meals, gift items, marriage license fees, and church stipend for the participants.
Governor Romualdo said the mass wedding was aimed to help unmarried couples who have no finances to spend for a church or civil wedding, legalize their union and receive the holy matrimony.
The Municipal Government of Mahinog co-sponsored the event through the processing of the required documents, venue, and other wedding preparations.
Dubbed as "Kasalan ng Mahinog," the mass wedding, which was officiated by Rev. Fr. Scott Escanilla, was believed to be one of the largest in the province in recent history.
“This is the biggest wedding that I ever officiated,” the parish priest of Mahinog said.
The couples and their families were very grateful to the Governor for sponsoring the event and making their wedding possible.
Aside from Mahinog, another mass wedding was also held in Catarman town today.
Romualdo said, after this very first Kasalan sa Mahinog, he assured there would be another one that would be held in the near future not only in Mahinog but also in other municipalities of Camiguin.