PEÑARANDA, Nueva Ecija – Wedding bells won’t ring for 20 couples who have signified intention to join the mass wedding by the municipal government this Valentine’s Day.
Mayor Joey Ramos said they decided to forego with the anticipated event to heed the advice of the Department of Health and the Department of the Interior and Local Government against huge crowd amid efforts to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
“Maraming gustong sumali sa mass wedding pero kailangan nating sundin ang advice para sa ikabubuti,” Ramos said.
Mass wedding events sponsored by local governments are one of the much-awaited activities during Valentine’s Day.
They encouraged the legalization of unions among men ang women who have been living together without the benefit of marriage.
In Gen. Natividad town, the municipal government also postponed the comprehensive medical and dental mission called Kalinga sa Araw ng Puso.
The activity that was set to highlight the inauguration of the town’s diagnostic center should have included consultation, check-up, chest X-ray, pelvic ultrasound for pregnant patients, urinalysis, blood pressure and blood typing, HIV tests, and Hepa-B for pregnant patients, among others.
“For the health and safety of everyone,” SM City Cabanatuan has moved to “a future date” its Castaway Music Festival that was originally slated on Feb. 22, 23, 28 and 29.
In an announcement, SM City management said all tickets for the event “will be honored on the new schedule.”