Dumaguete City Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo has instructed the Local Civil Registrar to waive the processing fee for marriage certificates to further encourage couples to participate in a mass wedding on February 15.
Remollo enlisted the help of punong barangays to identify and encourage couples who are living in cohabitation or even those who are not, to register before the deadline for the second mass wedding he will be officiating at the City Quadrangle.
Once all required documents are submitted to the Office of the Local Civil Registrar the couples can bring along their sponsors to sign their marriage licenses before the mass wedding.
In order to join the free mass wedding, the Office of the Local Civil Registrar has called on those interested to submit all required documents on or before February 8 for cohabiting parties and February 1 for non-cohabiting parties.
Among the documents required for live-in couples are birth certificates, certificates of no marriage from the Philippine Statistics Authority for a P210 fee, affidavits of cohabitation from the Public Attorney’s Office for free, and marriage certificates from the Local Civil Registrar’s Office.
For non-cohabiting parties, the requirements are birth certificates, advice of parents for persons aging 21-24 years old, consent of parents for persons aging 18-20 years old, valid identification cards, attendance at pre-marriage and family planning seminars at the Popcom Office, and a marriage license.
For foreigners, the requirements are valid identification cards of the contracting parties, certificates of legal capacity to be obtained from the embassy of country of origin based in the Philippines, if widowed or widower, death certificate of the spouse, if divorced, original copy of divorce decree, Certificate of no Marriage, couple’s pre-marriage and family planning seminar certification, and processing fee for marriage license at P300.*
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