sabi ng mga oldies, there are two kinds of sukob:
1. one is sukob with the death of an immediate relative;
2. sukob sa wedding with another immediate relative.
sabi nung elder and other soothsayers, there is only sukob in the first kind
, not on the second. It's more of dun sa first sukob, parang may death na susunod. sa second, it's more of pagtitipid lang or practicality on the part of the family, kasi two weddings in one year di ba? (sabi nila to...which makes sense to me).
personally, we don't believe in the second type. my aunts and uncles got married in the same year. ok naman sila ngayon, pareho. kung nahirapan yung isang tito ko, its because they started really from scratch and they had lots of kids compared to the other one, who's married to an expat, and only has one child.
we may believe more of the first kind siguro, kasi dapat talagang galangin ang ala-ala ng mga patay, lalo na at matanda na. it's a big deal in the province.
i don't know if you have to wait the whole 12 months thereafter thing....or the changing of year, eliminates waiting. sana yung latter part, para you could marry na agad.
if it's really necessary the elders told us, that you can have your marriage solemnized outside the philippines, parang may territorial boundaries ata yung prohibition eh. well, sabi niya lang. we had to consult kasi, we had the second type of sukob. and, malas or swerte --- di na rin natuloy yung wedding.