Mercedes Alvarez gets her soldier boy in power-packed wedding

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A Deputy Speaker gets hitched to her Scout Ranger sweetheart.

House of Representatives Deputy Speaker Mercedes “Cheding” Alvarez, Representative of Negros Occidental’s sixth district married Major Dranreb “Dran” Lansang of the First Scout Ranger Regiment last October 6, 2016.

The couple wed at the historic Las Casas Filipinas Resort in Bagac, Bataan with Sen. Cynthia Villar, Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, Reps. Feliciano Belmonte, Jr., Sharon Garin, Rodolfo Fariñas and Maricar Zamora; San Miguel Chairman Eduardo “Danding” Cojuangco, Dr. Rosemarie Alvarez Isidro, Chief Superintendent Prudencio Bañas, Petronila Garcia, BGen. Eduardo Davalan, Evelyn Andaya, Col. William Gonzales, Alice Zayco Gomez, Col. Armand Arevalo, Grace Bañas, LTCc Elmer Suderio and Vice Mayor Maria Gina Lizares as principal sponsors.

On her Facebook account, Alvarez said that “Dran and I are excited to begin a new chapter in our lives. Truly, one should never give up on love. You don’t know when it’s going to happen. It could happen tomorrow, it could happen next week, and it could happen in twenty years. In the meantime, bless and be blessed … think positive … always believe that something beautiful is about to happen … and always, I mean always, give love one more chance.”