June 14, 2011
Divorce in Philippines
MANILA, Philippines (Xinhua) - Congress began this week a heated debate on the issue of legalizing divorce, but many social scientists believe it hard to achieve in this majority Catholic country at present.
The Philippines and the Vatican are now the only places in the world to ban divorce, after Malta voted to remove its ban on divorce on May 31.
The Philippine House committee on revision of laws kicked off its deliberations on the controversial divorce bill, with pro- and anti-divorce lawmakers facing off on the issue of legalizing divorce in the country.
One of the authors of the bill, women's party list group Gabriela believes that the existing laws on marriage are not enough, and legalization of divorce will help many couples and families suffering from failed marriages.
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In the modern world, citizens of each country should have the legal right to pursue divorce if they so desire. The Philippino legislators need to catch up with the times. They need to stop legislating morals, and grant their citizens the freedom to pursue divorce.
Posted by: Oklahoma City Divorce | Jul 13, 2011 7:45:23 PM
The Phillipinos deserve to have the freedom to divorce if they so desire.
Posted by: Divorce Attorneys Tulsa | Sep 1, 2011 6:26:22 PM