MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Partners Randy, 40, and Joan, 35, and couple Joel, 35, and Myrna, 25, share a typical destiny. All are in prison. All face sedate related charges.
In any case, their life in jail inside the Mandaue City Jail has been given a beam of expectation as they marry in straightforward ceremonies inside the prison daily after Christmas, or on December 26, in a wedding service administered by Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes.
At the point when Randy discovered that the prison the board was offering imprisoned couples for a change to get hitched for nothing, it was an open door he didn't wish to go off.
Randy (not his genuine name) has been in jail for a long time now after he was accused of an instance of medication pushing. There were openings in a mass wedding a year ago yet didn't profit of it, trusting that he could get out from the prison and marry his live-in accomplice in the congregation. Shockingly, his live-in accomplice Joan (not her genuine name) was additionally seized for sedate belonging a year prior.
Their small kid is presently being taken minded of by Joan's folks.
"Usa lang sab ni sa among plano nga magbag-o na sa among kinabuhi (Getting hitched is a piece of our arrangement to completely change us)," said Randy.
Randy said he was appreciative to the prison authorities for their endeavors of continually taking care of the welfare of the detainees and regarding their privileges.
"Nalipay kaayo ko nga gipaningkamotan gyud nila nga mahimong bongga ang among kasal kay dunay gathering ug ang city hall leader dad gyud ang mikasal namo," included Randy.
(I am glad they truly applied endeavors to make this wedding more excellent in light of the fact that there is a gathering and the city hall leader himself directed the wedding).
Another couple who was imprisoned additionally for a medication case a year ago is the second pair during the wedding service. Joel and live-in accomplice Myrna (both genuine names retained) were both seized in a purchase bust activity in 2017.
The couple has three little youngsters being taken care of by Myrna's folks.
"Pack ohon na nako akong kinabuhi ug mahalon sa hangtud ang akong asawa ug mga anak, mao nga gipakaslan nako siya," said Joel.
( I'm going to completely change me and love my significant other and youngsters, therefore, I wedded her).
Prison Superintendent Gil Inopia, the Jail Warden of Mandaue City Jail (Male Dormitory), said the wedding function inside the prison is simply among the projects they are starting in the transformation of the detainees, with the expectation that when their cases are done and their sentences are finished, they will come back to their networks as reputable residents.
Chairman Cortes, then again, guaranteed he will alway bolster programs this way and stretch out the city's administrations to Persons Deprived of Liberty (PDL).
There is no date yet for either couple when they will escape prison as their cases are as yet pending in courts. What's more, it is everybody's expectation that the two grooms will make great their pledges to give themselves and their families a new beginning.