FORT BONIFACIO, Metro Manila – Pres. Rodrigo Roa Duterte will act as one of the principal sponsors to a total of 18 couples from the Philippine Army who will take part in a mass wedding rites here today.
Together with the President to act as sponsors during the mass wedding are Secretary of National Defense Delfin N. Lorenzana, AFP Chief of Staff Gen. Eduardo M. Año, Army commander Lt. Gen. Glorioso V. Miranda.
The marriage of the 16 Catholic couples will be officiated by Military Bishop Leopoldo S. Tumulak at the St. Michael Chapel while the two Evangelical/Christian couples will be officiated by Rev. Lt. Col. Daneck E. Dang-awan and Lt. Col. Pablito F. Melchor in Fort Andres Bonifacio Evangelical Church.
The couples are:
TSg. Roweden B. Bleza and Marilyn D. Tasi
SSg. Junmar M. Polles and Madelyn P. Cator
SSg. Richard B. Ballesta and Arceili T. Edon
SSg. Efren P. Tibuyen and Caridad F. Cacho
Sgt. Abelardo B. Tulio and Ruth A Villa
Cpl. Val T. Amper and Pamela A. Dueñas
Pfc. Udran Steve A. Landazabal and Jessie N. Montero
Pfc. Neil Owen Justice W. Mendoza and Danice A. Arce
Pfc. Anthony V. Arzaga and Clarita M. Doneda
Pfc. Rainan L. Tapiador and Izagani V. Guiron
Pfc. Arnold M. Tacadena and Ma Gregoria Manette M. Matusalem
Pfc. Louie R. Requizo and Ione R. Corpuz
Pfc. Johnday T. Jumao-as and Crist L. Omambac
Pfc. Jefry O. Cagandahan and Annagirly S. Cador
Pfc. Virgil A. Maneja and Jennibeth P. Mabbayad
SSg. Ralph B. Tabug and SSg. Jonah May L. Otlang
Cpl. Michael T. Abapo and Mely L. Blaza
The 18 couples will hold their wedding reception altogether at the Luna Hall, Philippine Army Officer Clubhouse here.