ORANI, Bataan: A couple in their 60’s was among the 47 pairs who exchanged “I do’s” in a pre-Valentine mass wedding before sunset here on Friday.
Gonzalo Pitogo, 63, and Lily, 61, who have lived together for 33 years were finally declared “man and wife” in a civil ceremony officiated by Mayor Benjie Serrano.
The Pitogo couple has five children and 10 grandchildren.
“Her first husband just died so we only got married now,” Gonzalo confided.
The town plaza, situated between the town hall and the Catholic church, was transformed into a colorful but simple wedding rites venue and reception.
The couples received gifts and were treated to a dinner reception with their wedding sponsors and family members. A burst of fireworks display concluded the ceremony.