Civil Wedding Requirements | Philippines

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Married when the year is new, he’ll be loving, kind and true.
When February birds do mate, you wed not dread your fate.
If you wed when March winds blow, joy and sorrow both you’ll know.
Marry in April when you can, joy for Maiden and for Man.
Marry in the month of May, and you’ll surely rue the day.
Marry when June roses grow, over land and sea you’ll go.
Those who in July do wed, must labor for their daily bread.
Whoever wed in August be, many a change is sure to see.
Marry in September’s shrine, your living will be rich and fine.
If in October you do marry, love will come but riches tarry.
If you wed in bleak November, only joys will come, remember.
When December snows fall fast, marry and true love will last.
–Anonymous

If you stumbled on this post because you are already planning to tie the knot with your special someone, congratulations in advance!

So, you’ve found the one and you are planning to wed soon. What do you need to prepare first?

Here are the requirements when planning a civil wedding:

  • AGE requirement. First things first, both parties should be at least 18 years old, free from any legal impediments.
  • Marriage license. Accomplish these forms below and proceed to your Local Civil Registrar. You have to wait for 10 days from the submission of the following papers to get the Marriage License. 

a. True copy of Philippines Statistics Authority (PSA) birth certificate, formerly NSO.

b. CENOMAR (Certificate of No Marriage) from PSA.

c. Barangay Certificate of Residency.

d. CEDULA (Community Tax Certificate)

e. Personal appearance of both parties.

f. For ages 18-21 years old, the parental consent of the parents or guardian is needed. For ages 22-25 years old, parental advice is needed. (The forms for the consent and/or advice are available at the local civil registrar.)

g. Certificate of Marriage Counselling and Family Planning.

h. Valid ID.

I. Marriage License application form.

Once you have the license, you can use it to get married anywhere in the country within 120 days (4 months) from the date of issue.

Other information: (Additional requirements if you are…)

*For non-Filipino citizens:

  •  Passport (as your ID)
  •  Certificate of Legal Capacity to Contract Marriage

*For widowed:

  • Death Certificate of deceased spouse

 

And lastly,

A strong marriage requires two people who choose to love each other even on those days when they struggle to like each other. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sol’s Searching in Compostela | Review

Yey! No more hard time Sol’s searching, the famous Sol’s Halo-Halo and Desserts is now in Compostela, Cebu.

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Sol’s has been the talk of the town lately because they’re labeled as the best halo-halo surpassing Ice Giant and Meltons’. Since a friend introduced it to me, I have been lusting to try and see for myself if it’s really the best. Ace loves desserts, especially halo-halo, so I really want to try it with him. However, with our busy schedule, we didn’t get the chance to visit Sol’s because we couldn’t find one near us.

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Yesterday, while we were in Compostela to visit our house, we chanced upon Sol’s new branch on its opening day. We knew we shouldn’t miss it.

Let’s check out what they have in store for us. (Disclaimer: This is a personal review and we are not affiliated with Sol’s. This is not a sponsored post.)

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First thing I noticed were these wooden dining set. It makes the place look rustically cute. Although, this might be uncomfortable for tall people because the chairs are too low. Don’t worry, they have high chairs on the side though.

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Sungka anyone?

I also noticed these customers playing a Mancala game traditional to the Philippines, called sungka. I don’t know how to play it, but it was fun to watch.

There space is quite small but there are tables outside, too. By the way, you can’t miss Sol’s because aside from its bright signage, it’s conveniently located across the town’s public market.

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We ordered their special halo-halo with a scoop of strawberry ice cream. Halo-halo is their specialty but they have arrays of desserts you can choose from. They also have pizzas and fries on their menus.

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#Solmate 

The serving amount is quite reasonable for its price. The taste did not disappoint us. I like that the shaved ice was thoroughly crushed giving it a fine texture. It was very milky but it wasn’t too sweet. It also has a balance amount of ingredients necessary in a halo-halo.

And the verdict!!! This photo will tell you.

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Bottoms up!

Husband was very satisfied that he said, “Nanimahong kuwang.” It’s an expression he used to say he wants more.

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Sol’s Halo-Halo, approved! 

What more can we say?

Sol’s did not disappoint! I’m pretty sure will be frequenting this place from now on.

 

’til next food hunt!

Keep safe!

Love, Ace and Demi