Erap plays ‘ninong’ at Tondo mass wedding
Jose Rodel Clapano (The Philippine Star) - January 17, 2013 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - Former President Joseph Estrada served as “ninong” (godfather) to 162 couples during a mass civil wedding in Balut, Tondo over the weekend.

Dubbed “Kasalang Masa,” the event was organized and sponsored by the Pink Ladies Assistance Group Inc. for their 12th anniversary celebration.

Aside from Estrada, Manila Vice Mayor Isko Moreno, former Senate president Ernesto Maceda and incumbent Manila councilors also stood as godfathers.

The wedding ceremony was officiated by Rev. Bienvenido de Guzman at a covered court in Riverside, Younger street in Tondo.

Jennifer Pallen, 28, who married her boyfriend of six years, Arwin, 30, said she feels special to have a former president as godfather.

“I’m happy because my ninong is a big shot,” Pallen said.

Rafael and Maria Arlene Buenafe, who had been living together for 15 years, were among the newlyweds.

ARWIN BIENVENIDO ERNESTO MACEDA FORMER PRESIDENT JOSEPH ESTRADA GUZMAN JENNIFER PALLEN KASALANG MASA MANILA VICE MAYOR ISKO MORENO PINK LADIES ASSISTANCE GROUP INC RAFAEL AND MARIA ARLENE BUENAFE
  • Latest
  • Trending
Latest
Latest
Are you sure you want to log out?
X
Login

Philstar.com is one of the most vibrant, opinionated, discerning communities of readers on cyberspace. With your meaningful insights, help shape the stories that can shape the country. Sign up now!

SIGN IN
or sign in with
Read and share the latest news
whenever and wherever you are.
Top Stories
Features the most relevant stories,
exclusive content, analyses and special reports.
As It Happens
Get bite-sized highlights and up-to-date
information as the news breaks.
Latest
View the most recent
stories of the day.
Log-in
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet,
consectetur adipiscing elit.
Quisque justo est, auctor vel ullamcorper.
Log-in
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet,
consectetur adipiscing elit.
Quisque justo est, auctor vel ullamcorper.
How to follow As It Happens stories
STEP 1
Click the story in the As it Happens section.
How to follow As It Happens stories
STEP 2
Click "Follow Story" for updates on the news.
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Aliquam eu metus vitae felis tincidunt finibus ut id sapien. Integer volutpat dui eu malesuada dignissim. Sed varius justo nulla, fringilla convallis sem porta sed.
How to follow Author
STEP 1
Click on the author's name in the article.
How to follow Author
STEP 2
Once you click on the author's name, you will be
brought to the Authors page. Click "Follow Author"
to stay updated on the author's works
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Aliquam eu metus vitae felis tincidunt finibus ut id sapien. Integer volutpat dui eu malesuada dignissim. Sed varius justo nulla, fringilla convallis sem porta sed.
How to follow Tags
STEP 1
Click on a tag in the article.
How to follow Tags
STEP 2
When you click on a tag, it will take you to the
dedicated tag page where you'll see the article
viewed, along with other stories with that tag.

Click the "follow tag" button to stay updated on
the topic.
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Aliquam eu metus vitae felis tincidunt finibus ut id sapien. Integer volutpat dui eu malesuada dignissim. Sed varius justo nulla, fringilla convallis sem porta sed.