Valenzuela Councilor Shalani Soledad and Pasig City Representative Roman Romulo tied the knot on Sunday at St. Benedict Church at the Ayala Westgrove in this industrial city in Laguna.
“I’m very happy that I’ve found you,” Romulo, 44, said during the ceremonial exchange of vows.
“I promise to love you from now on until forever,” Soledad, 31, replied.
“The principal sponsors were Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario and Gretchen del Rosario; PLDT-Smart-TV 5 chair Manuel V. Pangilinan and Norma Ona; Sen. Panfilo Lacson and Corazon Ong; Emilio Yap and former Las Piñas Rep. Cynthia Villar; Ambassador Antonio Cabangon-Chua and Betty Chua; San Miguel Corp. president Ramon Ang and Bettina Aboitiz; Roberto del Rosario and Elizabeth Gan-Go; James Sy Gaisano and Lily Lee; Felix Tuikinhoy Jr. and Maria Jessica Bautista; Manuel Dy and Natividad Cheng; and Bench founder Ben Chan and Janet Napoles.
The entourage also consisted of 21 flowers girls. Broadcaster Karen Davila and Leyte Rep. Lucy Torres-Gomez, wife of actor Richard Gomez, were gospel readers at the Mass.”
Meanwhile, President Noynoy Aquino (former boyfriend of Shalani) said in a report by Inquirer he would not attend the wedding. He had wished the couple a happy life together.
“The emphasis has always been to strengthen the family. We believe that a lot of the solutions to the problems of the country will be best addressed by a family that is strong, united and caring to the children that they bring,” the President said.
Kris Aquino, sister of Noynoy, wished the couple “good health … and all of God’s blessings in the years to come.”
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