Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Divorce in Philippines?

From the Diplomat:

A major push to legalize divorce in the Philippines, one of the world’s most populous predominantly Roman Catholic countries, promises a showdown between the more conservative elements of the Catholic Church and the progressive wings of parliament and civil society.

Currently, the Philippines is one of the few countries in the world where a divorce cannot be sought. But now a new bill on divorce has passed the lower house in the Philippines. Though the prospects of the bill itself are still unclear, it has nonetheless once again exposed a clear divide that remains on this question in the country.

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