Happy ending despite Falcon

Despite the heavy downpour and floods brought by typhoon Falcon last June 25, it did not stop 563 couples from exchanging “I do’s” sponsored by the Kabalikat para sa Maunlad na Buhay, Inc. (KMBI) in Tandang Sora Quezon City and Valenzuela City.
Mr. Joel Clavecilla, branch manager of Tandang Sora, Quezon City said that the event is a big help especially for those who are getting married but cannot afford a big ceremony.
“Malaki ang tulong nito. Una, spiritually blessed ka ng God, blessed ka ng minister, blessed ka ng society…so malaki ang benefit nito,”(This really helps. First, you are blessed by God, you are blessed by the minister, you are blessed by the society…so it’s really beneficial,”) Clavecilla said.
Ronalyn Marino, who recently married her husband Radia Solaiman Disomimba said that she is grateful that KMBI has prepared an ecumenical wedding which allowed couples like her and her husband to be joined in matrimony without the budget constraints.
“Maraming problem – sa religion, sa family…ngayon, binigay sa amin ng KMBI ang pagsasama na tiyak para sa kanya…Para maging legal ang pamilya namin, maging legal yung pagsasama namin.” (There were problems – in religion and family…now KMBI gave us the kind of wedding that suits him…to legalize our family and our relationship.”)” says Ronalyn who now has a child with Radia.
The mass wedding was joined by couples of different backgrounds and orientation who have been living together and most already have children.

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