Manila Cathedral and St. Michael National Shrine Offer Churches as New Venues for Weddings Affected By Taal Eruption

Here is some good news for those who have a scheduled wedding this January and February in areas affected by the eruption of Taal Volcano in Cavite and Batangas, the Manila Cathedral and the National Shrine of St. Michael and the Archangels are offering their churches as alternative wedding venues.

In an announcement posted on their official Facebook page on January 16, the Manila Cathedral (also known as the Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception) said it is “extending assistance to those who wish to transfer their wedding to the Manila Cathedral”.

According to the social media post, due to the number of calls and inquiries they are receiving regarding a transfer of weddings to the Manila Cathedral, they are “opening slots and extending assistance for weddings scheduled this January and February 2020. A personal visit to the Cathedral office will be helpful for us to assist you with the process.” The slots will depend on availability, though, so couples are advised to visit the cathedral’s office personally to discuss options.

Besides the Manila Cathedral, the National Shrine of St. Michael and the Archangels located in San Miguel, Manila also announced its willingness to assist couples. “For weddings scheduled in Batangas, Cavite and nearby affected areas due to the eruption of Taal, we are willing to extend assistance to those who would want to transfer their wedding at the National Shrine of St. Michael and the Archangels,” the church posted on their Facebook page.

Alert Level 4 is still up in Taal Volcano and the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) continues to warn the public of a hazardous eruption anytime soon. Let us hope the situation will normalize soon.

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