The couple, Manuel Delfin Alayon and Conchita Alayon, from Barangay Sibaguan is among the 93 unwed pairs in the city, who will avail the pre-Sinadya sa Halaran 2011 celebration activity.
They have eight children and a number of grandchildren.
Roxas City Population Office (CPO) OIC Virginia Azarcon said the number of couples might increase as others are still in the process of completing their requirements for the city-government sponsored “Mass Wedding 2011.”
“Youngest bride is 18 years old, who delivered her baby last year,” she noted.
Capiz Archbishop Onesimo C. Gordoncillo will be the main celebrant of the ceremony. He will be assisted by about 15 priests
Azarcon added that Roxas City government officials led by Mayor Angel Alan Celino will be the couples’ principal sponsors.
“We have also prepared a gazebo and other wedding reception symbols at the Roxas City Hall lobby for picture-taking purposes,” Azarcon stressed.
CPO has coordinated with the barangay officials and Barangay Service Point Officers as early as August to identify unwed couples in their respective barangays as part of its Responsible Parenthood advocacy.
(JCM/AAL/PIA 6 Capiz)