November 23, 2018
Ninety-three (93) elderly couples from the different barangays of Cagayan de Oro renewed their vows as they celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary celebration. The activity called “Golden Wedding Anniversary Year 2” held at Dynasty Court Hotel on October 27, 2018, was among the highlights of the celebration of Senior Citizens Week. Each couple was given P3,000 as an anniversary gift from the city government of Cagayan de Oro through the Office of the Senior Citizens Affairs (OSCA). The Commission on Population on the other hand as co-sponsor of the event provided meals to the elderly celebrators.
The program included a song number from the selected couples, a poem rendition and harana of the Lolo to his wife and Testimonials from the couples who have already enjoyed a Diamond Wedding Anniversary.
Mr. Jullius D. Pamisa of Community and Social Development Division congratulated the elderly couples saying and I quote, “I greatly appreciate your marriage to last this long while some present young couples have had broken marriages. It’s because you both have chosen and decided to manage the range of marital issues and live a harmonious married life. I strongly wished my marriage to last ‘til death as you are having”.
The couple who have been married the longest time were Mr. Segundo Abobo, Jr. who will turn 96 years old this coming November 25, 2018, and his wife, Mrs. Nieves S. Abobo 87 yrs old. They have been united in matrimony for 72 years now. They are residing in barangay Lapasan, this city.
When asked about their secret in keeping-up a happy married life, they said, “Remain faithful and continue loving your spouse”