My Wedding Was Supposed to be Fake

My Marriage Was Supposed to be Fake

It was a spur of the moment decision, one that was made while everyone was getting a good buzz from the holiday drinks the boss gave everyone for Christmas.  All of the people at the office knew that Gail (not her real name) and Marco (not his real name too) have been dating for some time now.  It is also a known fact that Marco’s parents approve of Gail and have openly expressed that they are looking forward to having her as an official part of their family.

Marco, for his part, have tried several times to ask for Gail’s hand in marriage.  But for some reason, he would always choose to hold back or delay.  Thinking “Hindi pa ito ang tamang panahon,” was his way of consoling himself.  He was just glad that he and Gail are happy together.

The real reason Gail could not marry is because her parents have filed a petition for her migration to the U.S.  In order for the petition to be granted, she has to remain single until she leaves for the U.S. as an immigrant.  The minute she ties the knot and changes her last name, the petition is dissolved.  Gail has always been a good daughter to her parents and a caring sister to her siblings.  She would give up everything for them, including her desire to marry and settle with Marco here in the Philippines.

And so it was to everyone’s surprise when on the night of the company Christmas party, both she and Marco decided to “get married”.  The following day, they invited a few of their friends to stand as witnesses; the “wedding” will be held at Gail’s condominium unit.  When her friends grilled her on this bold move, she gamely laughed and said that she and Marco decided to celebrate her birthday with a “wedding” theme, complete with a mock ceremony, rings, vows, the works.  She said the solemnizing officer is not licensed anyway so no need to worry about really getting hitched.  But just for fun, she and Marco requested for copies of their CENOMAR and Birth Certificates and submitted these to their friend who contacted the solemnizing officer.  “At least man lang ma-experience ko kung paano mag file ng mga documents pang kasal!”

Gail’s pad was filled to bursting with friends who got wind of the “celebration”.  The fake wedding ceremony was carried out, with the couple crying real tears of joy and sadness knowing that this is the nearest they can ever get to getting “married”.  They signed the fake marriage documents and exchanged rings.  They even had a reception at an all-you-can-eat restaurant where their friends arranged for the traditional wedding fun fare of releasing of doves, taking off the garter from Gail’s thighs, and of course, throwing of the bouquet.  It was Gail’s happiest birthday ever.

Fast forward to two years later when Gail received a notice from the U.S. Embassy, advising her to prepare her civil registry documents, employment papers, and medical history.  Her aunt told her to simply have the civil registry documents delivered to her office as it is more convenient that way.  She ordered for copies of her Birth Certificate and her Certificate of Singleness (CENOMAR).  She got the shock of her life when two days later, she received, in place of her CENOMAR, a CRS Form No. 5 or Advisory on Marriages!

The details of her supposed mock wedding with Marco were clearly reflected on the form, printed on Security Paper, and signed by the National Statistician.  She is legally married!  How could this be?

For some reason, the papers they signed on their fake wedding found its way to the Civil Registry office.  And Gail later on found out that the solemnizing officer was legit – licensed and holds office in Quezon City.

She had to call her parents to break the sad news to them.  They were shocked and could not believe this was actually happening.  Gail will have to consult a lawyer to sort things out and find out if there is any chance she can save her petition.

The saddest part?  Gail and Marco split up a year after their mock wedding.  It is a good thing they have remained friends and Marco has agreed to cooperate in whatever legal proceeding they both need to go through.



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42 thoughts on “My Wedding Was Supposed to be Fake

    1. Opo! Ay oo nga pala dami ko nakilala nasa pro devorce group na ganito nangyari peke ang pangalawang kasal nila kc nga kinasal na sa una ang guy ngaun nag request sya sa nso aun naka reg ang marriage nila at gnagamit nya sa legal na mga requrements kaya wlang makukulong kng di mag demanda ang unang pinakasalan eh sa bagay both cla pamilyado na parehu na tahimik

    2. Naka kalusot cla sa peke na cenomar at knasal cla sa mayor at authenticated pa galing nso marriage contract nila . Minsan kc di nila tau ma sisisi gumawa ng iligal kc ayaw pa eh approve ang devorce bill na yan sana para patas kng wlang devorce wlang annulment tau ang kino kontrol ng gobyerno kng baga cla lang my karapatang lumigaya muli kc kaya nila magpa wlang bisa ng kasal nila sa mga ex nila eh panu tau mga mahirap di maka afford gnagawa taung bigasan ng mga lawyer na yan

  1. malabo na mag demanda yun dapat nga sya pa kakasuhan ng gf ko kasi abandonment ang ginawa nya. wish nalang namin makasal na. mhirap kasi sitwasyon namin. nung umuwi kami sa province namin lahat ng kamag anak namin lahat nagtatanong kung kelan kasal namin sabi ko kakausapain ko pa magulang ng gf ko.

  2. 4 pages ata yan ang original ibigay yan sa inyu at ung. Duplicate isa sa city hall at isa ipasa ata yan sa nso kaya pedi pa rin magamit ang marriage contrak nyu legal pa rin ang anak nyu may marriage contrak eh, makulong lang kapag ang unang kasal kasohan ang asawa nya kc dipa annul e peru ma gastusan pa rin sha kelangan may pera sya mahal kaya ng abogado hehe dami gumagawa kaya nyan simbahan pa nag pakasal ah kc wlg devorce satin kaya napilitan gumawa ng bawal ang ilan satin

    1. malabo na sya kasuhan kasi lalake nman ang unang nag asawa at nangaliwa, tapos wala pa sustento galing sa tatay nila. kaya ok lng mahirap lng kasi yung sa annullment laki magagastos. eh kaming dalawa pa ng gf ko dami kami sinusuportahan kahit nasa abroad na kami. hindi nmin kaya ganun kalaki na magastos sa pag annull.

      1. Kaya malabo na yan kng wla man suporta mg sipag nalng para sa anak mhirap kc satin dipa approve ang devorce, at wla namn may mg akusa eh kaya wlang makukulong haha yaan mo na mg demanda masasaktan lang sya at sana kc my devorce na

  3. Master panu malaman kng invalid ang kasal? Dba basta naka reg sa nso valid un kahit kinasal pa ng dalawang beses

      1. Hahahah korik ka jan maguire kc naka reg pa rin yan sa nso ang marriage contrak sa korte lang yan wlang bisa at sa cenomar kng naka dalawang kasal na

      2. Syempre may marriage contract pa rin kau at may hawak kau na original na hawak nyan galing city hall at eh forward yan sa nso at kapag mag req ka ng marriage contrak sa nso lalabas yan,ung sinasabi na pedi kasuhan kapag ung unang kinasal mag reklamo at kasuhan ung asawa nya yun maging valid ang 2nd marriage korte lang ang may right mgpa wlang bisa

  4. ang mahal kc mgpa annul ang tanung kng peke na cenomar ang ipapasa ma halata ba ng city registrar na peke ung pinasa? Kc dba xerox lng namn hinahanap ng city hall

      1. what i mean is kung magsusubmit ako ng fake na cenomar sa simbahan makakalusot nman yun?

        mahal kasi mag file ng anullment.

      2. Ganito lang yan invalid yang magiging 2nd na kasal mo kasi hindi naman na annul yung unang kasal mo. Makalusot ka man sa pag submit ng pekeng dokumento hindi pa din valid yung kasal na gagawin mo.

  5. Hi po hud eve master tanung ko lang sana ganito po kc magpapakasal kmi ng bf ko kaso kasal sya sa una ung gagawin namin fake po ung cenomar nya tanung ko lang sana kng malaman ba ng city hall na peke ang cenomar na ipasa namin? At kng ang marriage license po ba ay e verify muna ng nso bago eh kasal ang dalawang couple

    1. Una invalid ang magiging kasal nyo kasi hinid pa annuled yung una nya. Pangalawa nagsubmit kayo ng fake na document kapag ikaw ay iniwan nyan wala kang habol kasi hindi naman valid ang kasal nyo eh.

  6. Good eve.. Nbasa cuh yung kwento about CENOMAR.. I-share cuh n din puh ang nangyari xaken… Ikinasal kmi yr.2008… Ng bf cuh bcause I am 4months pregnant dat time.. But d saddest part was.. I found out na yung marriage contract nmin is may expiration if im not mistaken, it was Dec.31,2009 nag expired ang marriage contract nmin.., how come n nangyari yun..? Di puh nparehistro pag gnun..? Anuh pung dpat gwin..? Tnx and godbless..

  7. Good day po. Ask ko lang about a friend of mine who got married 3 years ago. Years back bago nya na meet yung present wife nya ngayon he had a g.f. that time na nag decide sila magpa secret marriage along lerma st. sa manila. But then eventually nagkahiwalay din sila. Naunang nagka asawa yung girl mga ilang panahon na lumipas after they broke up. Beleiving na fake yung secret marriage nila that time he didn’t bother to investigate na further kasi while signing the contract iba yung nilagay na address nila both? and how come nakapag pakasal ulit yung ex nya? Fast forward nung ang friend ko na ang mag decide to get married he got the shock oh his life nang kumuha sya ng CENOMAR naka rehistro pala yung secret marriage nila. So dahil gipit na sya at wala din syang budget para sa annulment at upang maka iwas na din sa mas malaking kahihiyan nagpagawa sya ng fake Cenomar sa recto para lang matuloy ang kasal. Ang natatandaan nya wala din silang marriage license na finil-apan o natanggap ( ng ex nya) which is sa pagkaka alam nya ay isang requirement sa validity ng kasal? Sa tamang panahon gusto nyang ituwid lahat ng pagkakamali nya pero nais nya munang malaman kung valid ba talaga yung secret marriage nila nung ex nya?Ano po ba ang tamang proseso para maayos nyang lahat ang gusot na pinasukan nya na hindi malalaman ng present wife nya?

    1. Naka register sa PSA at sa munisipyo ng Manila ibig sabihin legal yan. Akala ba nila porket secret eh hindi na mare rehistro? Ang question ngayon is valid ba yung kasal nila nung asawa nya ngayon? Hinid kasi may unang kasal na hinid pa na annul. Ipa annul nyo munsa yung unang kasal bago nyo problemahin yung 2nd na kasal.

  8. Papaano po kun ang nag officiate ng kasal ay isa palang pekeng reverend maituturing pdin po bang legal iyon? At isa pa pong issue ay ang ginamit na birth cert ng lalake ay mali ang detalye, ang date of birth ay April 11,1974 pero nang ang lalake ay muling ngpakasal at kumuha ng nso copy ang Nkalagay pala ay December 8, 1980. Hindi pa po kumukunsulta sa atty. ang pamangkin ko maliban lang po sa pagtatanung ko sa inyo. Ano po kaya ang tamang gawin? Maramibg salamat po sa muli niyong patugon sa akin.

      1. Salamat po muli sa paglilinaw. Malaking bagay at tulong ang inyong naibibigay. Mabuhay n God bless po, hanggang sa muli

  9. Good day Master,

    Sa ganyan pong pagkakataon ano ang pwedeng gawin ng involved parties?

    Maisingit ko nadin po ang sitwasyon ng pamangkin ko, sya po kasi ay naikasal nung year Oct. 31, 1996 sa bahay lamang po ginawa sa Caloocan City, ang nag officiate ng kasal ay isang “reverend” na nag ooffice sa manila city hall, ang naging problma po ng mgpapakasal sila sa simbahan na isang born again church ngunit ang ministro ay isang legit na abogado sinabi po nitong peke ang marriage cert na hawak nila, ndi po naipalwanag ang dahilan kung bakit nasabing peke ito.
    Sa ngaun po ay hwalay na ang pamangkin ko at asawa nya.. Nalaman ng pamangkin ko na nag asawa na at my mga anak na sa ibang babae at nagpakasal ulit ito, ang problma po nung kumuha ang pamangkin ko ng Cenomar ay lumabas po ang record ng kasal nya sa lalakeng iyon na nkalagay naman ay November 27, 1996 ang araw ng kasal. Peke po ba ito? Anu po kaya ang pwedeng gawin ng pamangkin ko? Sa ngayon ay gusto na din nyang mag asawa at mgpakasal ulet ngunit nag aalala syang maging malaking hadlang ang record nya ng Cenomar.

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