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Supreme Court tackles psychological incapacity as ground for annulment

Sep 30, 2019 - 11:43 AM

(UPDATED) The High Court continues its streak of tackling what could be described as progressive issues such as same-sex marriage and inheritance rights of illegitimate children

Your guide to the Supreme Court oral arguments on same-sex marriage

Jun 17, 2018 - 10:00 AM

The Falcis petition seeks to declare as unconstitutional the provisions in the Family Code that limit a marriage to a man and woman only, supposedly because they violate the constitutional right to equal protection of laws

HISTORIC. Intervenors Ceejay Agbayani and Marlon Felipe, and petitioner lawyer Jesus Falcis III (L-R) get the Supreme Court to tackle in oral arguments same-sex marriage in the Philippines.

De Lima files bill to guarantee equal rights and protection for spouses

Mar 10, 2018 - 2:46 PM

The bill seeks to amend several provisions in the Family Code that promote inequality between spouses

EQUAL. Senator Leila de Lima's proposed bill seeks to address articles in the Family Code of the Philippines that promote inequality between spouses.

Civil union for same-sex couples, ugly, rich people – Speaker Alvarez

Jan 03, 2018 - 6:13 PM

The Speaker says, 'Ngayon kasi kapag absolute community of property…karamihan ngayon, kung hindi babae or lalaki, kahit na medyo pangit, kapag maraming pera pakakasalan mo'

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE, DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE. House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez continues to defend two laws he wants Congress to pass. File photo

EXPLAINER: Untying the marriage knot 101

Dec 23, 2015 - 7:30 AM

This can guide you through the legalese of the Family Code which lists various grounds for terminating marriages

Same-sex couples denied marriage in QC, vows battle not over

Aug 03, 2015 - 2:46 PM

The move is in support of lawyer Jesus Falcis Supreme Court petition for marriage equality in the Philippines

SC asked: Allow same-sex marriage in PH

May 25, 2015 - 7:15 PM

The 31 page petition highlights the need for a more LGBT inclusive society and is the first known and reported legal action of its kind before the Philippine High Court

How my son was abducted from Davao to New Zealand

May 10, 2015 - 9:30 AM

I am letting my story out in the open because I do not want this to happen to any mother or to any child ever again

Amend the Family Code to benefit same-sex unions

Jun 28, 2014 - 8:06 PM

The enactment of an amendatory law that extends to same sex unions will offer a measure of legitimacy to such relationships

PH laws that are unfair to women

Mar 30, 2014 - 11:13 AM

Here are some Philippine laws laws that according to groups discriminate against women

What solo mothers should be told instead

Mar 23, 2014 - 7:30 PM

Solo moms need not feel alone or helpless because there are laws on their side

Laws that discriminate against women

Sep 24, 2013 - 1:15 PM

Women s rights groups are advocating for a change to archaic laws that discriminate against women

Raymart Santiago files for custody

Aug 07, 2013 - 4:36 PM

It s the actor s turn to go to court as he petitions for habeas corpus against Claudine

LEGAL BATTLE. Raymart and Claudine during happier days. Photo from Claudine's twitter (@itsmeclaudineb)

Is your spouse's job legitimate? Court can decide

May 30, 2013 - 2:42 PM

RA 10572 allows the court to decide whether objections to a spouse s job have basis