When one meets true love

FOR ARMAN and Kristel, it was love across a crowded football field. And even before the touchdown on May 14, 2016, the love affair had its own fumble, punt, kick off, interception and extra point.

Both football players since they were in high school, their friendship turned into a beautiful love story which people close to them have tagged as the  “teleserye ng totoong buhay.”


ATTY. Jess Dureza in his FB post admits “I shoved her new man when it was his turn to take her. Sorry but that was what I really felt..” It was a disarmingly sweet feeling from the father of the bride.

They lived the adage that indeed love conquers all. After having their little boy Kristan in 2009, the challenges, hardships, and tears had all the elements of a blockbuster teleserye.The couple chose a very intimate and simple wedding in Samal Island as they have always been fond of the beach. It was a non-traditional wedding, sans the usual entourage of bridesmaids, grooms men and flower girls.


THE NEWLY weds with sponsors L TO R: Araceli Ayuste, Marjorie Dureza-Culas, and Don Culas

The rites were held at the San Vicente Ferrer Chapel officiated by Fr. Rico Enriquez. Samalan Camp & Sea in San Remigio, Kaputian, Island Garden City of Samal, transformed into a mini paradise for the lovers.Only 50 guests, family and closest friends were there to cheer and shed tears of joy for the couple.  All details were personally chosen and prepared by Arman and Kristel.


KRISTEL’S family

The ceremony at the Chapel was followed by dinner and dancing under a million stars.  Great music with bold fire dancers, kid’s games entertained the guests through dusk and was later capped with a dazzling fireworks display as the couple kissed.


ARMAN’S family

The parents of the groom are Idelfonso Valencia and Clarita Montibon and for the bride, Mindanao Times publisher Jesus and Elizabeth Dureza

The sponsors were: Marjorie Dureza- Culas,  Araceli Ayuste, Guillermo Torres, Bobby Chia and Henry Sabate

The following made the wedding special for Arman and Kristel: Jinky Legada – Coordinator; Bryan Mike Luceńo – Set up and Host; Joven Bote  – Photo and Video

Morfo Pleńos  – Make up Artist; Kuntaw Mindanao – Music; Jennifer Inclino – Liturgist

Nogie’s cake & Cupcakes by Dave Peńafiel  – Cake; Raul Regalado – Lights and Sounds

Aldwin Jumao-as and SAMALAN CAMP & SEA        Bobet Laurel and Davao Seagull Resorts Staff –food and preparation.

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