BAYAMBANG-Mayor Ricardo Camacho is inviting residents of Pangasinan towns to witness the different spectacles of this “buro” and onion producing town’s fiesta celebration from May 31 to April 9
Camacho said the town conducted mass weddings for indigent residents who have been living out of wedlock due to lack of finances.
The project is meant to give legal protection to their children, he said.
Together with the members of the Sanggunian Bayan, the mayor stood as wedding sponsors to 205 marginalized couples who exchanged “I dos” at the municipal gym here recently.
“Everything is free. This is a yearly program of the LGU and this is the fourth year. We also give gifts to them. This project is to help couples legitimatize their children’s status,” Camacho said.
He said that the municipal government paid the registration fee of the couples at the civil registrar’s office here.
“Kasi papunta sila dito. Nagbabayad ng registration fee. Sa hirap ng buhay hindi nakayanan ng pamilya. So napakaganda ang programang ito. Puedi tayong makatulong sa mga kapus palad,” Camacho said.