220 Filipino couples got married during a mass “Mask Wedding” ceremony and they had to kiss each other wearing a face mask.
During the “Mask Wedding” ceremony which held on Thursday, at the Bacolod City Government Center (BCGC), 220 Filipino couples exchanged their vows and kissed while wearing masks distributed by the City Health Office (CHO).
The wedding dubbed “Kasalan ng Bayan: 220 on 02-20-2020” was officiated by Mayor Evelio Leonardia and they all had to wear masks following the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19).
“It feels different to kiss while wearing masks, but it was required,” said John Paul Inventor, 39, who married his partner of seven years and the mother of their two children.
‘The place was jam-packed. If our families are strong, the city of Bacolod becomes strong, too,” said Mayor Evelio Leonardia, who officiated at the function.
Congressman Greg Gasataya, Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran, and Councilor Al Victor Espino co-sponsored the event with the city government.