Indigenous couples tied knot during CARD MBA’s mass wedding in General Santos
Indigenous couples tied knot during CARD MBA’s mass wedding in General Santos. Twenty eight B’laan tribe couples from General Santos City sealed their marriage vows in a traditional wedding ceremony held at Barangay Sinawal, General Santos City on October 18, 2019. The tribal mass wedding was hosted by CARD Mutual Benefit Association (CARD MBA) as an additional service to cover the members’ spouse and enjoy the full benefit from the Association. The mass wedding is one of the highlights of the Kaunlaran Caravan activity. These couples are CARD microfinance clients who have been living together as live-in partners. CARD MBA Deputy Director for Operations Rona Nava shared that the mass wedding is part of CARD MBA’s non-financial services offered to its clients. “We are much honored to be part of the union of these couples. We hope that more cohabiting partners will get married to protect their legal rights,” said Nava. CARD MBA, is the microinsurance arm of CARD MRI that provides life-insurance and non-financial services that aims to eradicate poverty in the country. To date, CARD MBA’s mass wedding benefitted a total of 1,353 couples nationwide.