MANILA — As part of the of the Philippine Navy’s traditional month-long celebration of Christmas and other religious activities, 10 navy personnel simultaneously tied the knots with their partners during a mass wedding ceremony held at Holy Child Chapel, Marine Barracks Rudiardo Brown, Taguig City on Saturday.
Coming from different units of the PN, the couples uttered their vows, witnessed by Navy Chief, Vice Admiral Jesus C. Millan; Vice Commander, Rear Admiral Caesar C. Taccad, Philippine Fleet Commander; Rear Admiral Jaime S. Bernardino, Philippine Marine Corps Commandant; Major Gen. Rustico Guerrero, Deputy Commandant; Brigadier Gen. Jose Johriel Cenabre, Naval Combat Engineering Brigade Commander; Commodore Elmer C. Carrillo and members of Headquarters, Philippine Navy (HPN) Staff who also stood as principal sponsors.
This activity aims to sustain the religious consciousness as regards to the importance and sanctity of marriage among PN personnel and their dependents.
A month earlier, the Navy received the Family Values Award from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (CJCLDS) in recognition of the command’s programs in advancing the standard of morality and values of its personnel.
The programs included mass weddings, marriage enrichment seminars and spiritual enhancement seminars that were regularly being conducted by the PN through the Office of the Naval Chief Chaplain under the leadership of Col. Benifranco M. Rada.