Disabled marries live-in partner in Valentine wedding in Camarines Sur

Person with disability Juanito de la Vega, 50 and young bride Melanie Cabigayan, 28, listens to the wedding ceremony in Tigaon, Camarines Sur. PHOTO BY JOEY NATIVIDAD

By Joey Natividad

TIGAON, Camarines Sur – After siring 3 children, a 50-year old TV repair man with disability finally tied the knot with his 28-year old partner after 10 years of living together.

Juanito de la Vega, 50 and Melanie Cabigayan, 28 became husband and wife in a mass wedding Tuesday, February 13, organized by the local government time for Valentine’s Day.

About 60 unwed couples joined the ceremony.

Juanito, with deformed legs and arms, has a TV repair shop for a living.

Cohabiting with Melanie, the couple have 3 children, young kids forming a happy family.

During TV repair works, Melanie helps Juanito in opening and tightening screws with screw drivers.

Juanito dreams of forming his own home-based business or improving his repair shop. [with reports from Russel Rosero/BicolToday.com]


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