As part of its 21st Cityhood Anniversary and 3rd Sakayan Festival, the City Government of Isabela de Basilan held a Free Mass Wedding or Kasalang Bayan, May 05 at Querexeta Formation Center, this city. The Kasalang Bayan is a regular program of the Office of the City Civil Registrar headed by Dayang Mirhama Jaljalis.
A total of 100 couples (50 in the morning and 50 in the afternoon) sealed their vows during the mass wedding ceremony solemnized by Mayor Sitti Djalia Turabin-Hataman. She also delivered a short message to the newlyweds emphasizing the importance of marriage and making God as the focal point in the relationship.
Vice Mayor Jhul Kifli Salliman Hataman also extended his greetings and best wishes to newly wedded couples.
Meanwhile, the couples received a free wedding cake and a cash gift of PHP4,000 from the City Government.