Cops help buddy stage marriage proposal in Bacolod

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 16 2017 11:30 AM

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Video courtesy of PO1 Rique Gel Mateo

PO1 Rique Gel Mateo has always wanted to grow old together with his girlfriend Jenir Vi Arroyo.

After three years of dating, he decided to pop the question, but didn't know how to pull off this once-in-a-lifetime moment.

With the help of his friends, Mateo has finally got down on his knee and asked Arroyo's hand in marriage last November 11 in front of San Sebastian Cathedral in Bacolod City.

The visibly overwhelmed bride-to-be was in tears from the surprise marriage proposal.

Mateo gave a bouquet of flowers, especially designed for Arroyo. He also chose the ring that Arroyo picked at the jewelry store.

The two shared an embrace as Mateo's pals cheered for them.

Video footage of the proposal was shared by Mateo on his Facebook account. The clip has already received 19,000 views and more than 200 shares.

In an interview, Mateo said Arroyo became instrumental in his success following several failures in his career.

The couple met last 2014 and is scheduled to tie the knot this December. - with report from Meneil Lopez, ABS-CBN News