A couple weds at the border checkpoint.

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Urdaneta, Pangasinan – As the Philippines implement travel restrictions due to the prevailing pandemic since last year, this doesn’t stop the couple, Erwin Zabala and ruby Papio from finally tied the know in a civil wedding ceremony that happened at the border checkpoint in their city.

According to Ruby in an online interview that Erwin and his companions including the officiating officer were not allowed to enter the province due to lack of SPass and that’s why they were held in a checkpoint and decided to wed at the border.

“’Yon na mismo ‘yong araw ng kasal namin. Kasama niya ‘yong officiating officer from Manila. Katatapos lang ng 10-day quarantine niya sa Manila. Nagpunta sila sa tatlong border checkpoints pero ayaw talaga sila papasukin. First time niya uuwi na ganito kaya hindi na rin sila nakagawa ng sPass “ she said.

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“Nung naipakita na niya ‘yong certification niya na tapos na siyang mag-quarantine at negative reverse transcription–polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test result pwede na siya makapasok sana pero maiiwan ‘yong officiating officer” she said.

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Erwin is a nurse in the United Kingdom and went home to meet Ruby and marry her after months of long-distance relationship.

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“Kaya sabi niya dun na kami ikasal. Sinundo ko siya sa border at ‘di ko akalain na ‘yung Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) officer doon at ‘yong staff ng Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) ay sila na ang magiging ninong at ninang namin ,” she said.

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Manila Papers