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'I cannot imagine my parents being happy in the same household. It would clip their wings and would have led to a toxic environment.'
The Philippines is the only other country without divorce, aside from Vatican City
Violence exists in households around the country. The death penalty is ineffective in deterring crime.
At the Senate hearing on the divorce bills, for the first time, adults didn’t have to speak for the children. The children spoke for themselves: they will be alright.
They say, 'Divorce will destroy a family.' But is it not abuse and lack of respect for your partner and for marriage that destroy everyone in the family?
Divorces aren't for fun. Magastos at masakit ito. Pero mas mabuti ito kaysa maglolokohan kayo pareho at palipat-lipat ang mga anak 'nyo.
As the Senate continues to hear 3 divorce bills, Filipinos online weigh in on legalizing divorce in the country
'It makes us respect marriage more by being more discerning with our choices in life. It protects children from abuse and rebuilds broken families,' Senator Risa Hontiveros says at the first Senate hearing on the divorce bill
(3rd UPDATE) Senator Risa Hontiveros says advocates support the term 'dissolution of marriage' if other lawmakers have an issue on the word 'divorce'
In a speech in northern England, Johnson says, 'I'd rather be dead in a ditch' than ask the EU for a Brexit delay
Britain is due to leave the European Union on October 31 without a withdrawal agreement, unless one can be struck and then approved by parliament
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has repeatedly said that if Britain leaves without a deal it will not have to pay the 39 billion pound divorce bill agreed by his predecessor Theresa May
It is the judicial system infested with corruption and bribery that make a mockery of the institution of marriage – not the two people who once vowed to love each other till death do them part but failed
(UPDATED) While Senator Joel Villanueva opposes divorce, he supports 'equal access' to annulment. Divorce advocates say an annulment's scope is limited.
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'I hope that the divorce process can be wrapped up amicably,' says Song Joong-ki, who filed for divorce on June 26
The official move comes two years after the pair announced their separation in 2017
Some 82% of voters cast their ballots in favor of removing a provision requiring couples to live separately for 4 out of the previous 5 years before dissolving their marriage
'Grateful to have finished the process of dissolving my marriage with Jeff with support from each other and everyone who reached out to us in kindness,' writes MacKenzie Bezos
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'As our family and close friends know, after a long period of loving exploration and trial separation, we have decided to divorce and continue our shared lives as friends,' the couple says in a statement
The measure appears aimed at curbing seemingly rampant cases of men secretly ending marriages without informing their wives
‘Gusto ko pwede kaming maghiwalay, kapag ayaw ko na sayo iiwan na kita, mahihirapan ka talaga na kumuha ng boto na kailangan mo,’ says Florin Hilbay
Applicants for a Supreme Court vacancy are asked for their opinions on polarizing legal issues. Privacy issues are also discussed.
'We already have annulment, we already have legal separation because we don't like to call it divorce. Let's just call it divorce and complete the cycle already,' says the senatorial candidate
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The divorce advocates have yet to get the full support of the Senate, but they are getting a lot of love and support from their kids. This is one fight that pro-divorce mothers and fathers will not have to face alone.
When President Duterte claimed she opposed divorce, the Davao City Mayor says many 'did not understood that it was a joke'
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In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court says the State shall now recognize one form of divorce in a country that bans absolute divorce
While there has been growing support for the passage of the divorce law, there is still no assurance from legislators that this would happen anytime soon
The President teases House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez about his spat with his daughter Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio: 'Mag-usap na lang kayo'
House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says there are 'ongoing' talks to make sure the controversial divorce bill will see the light of day
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The realities that necessitate divorce include: violence, infidelity, and abandonment. Instead of providing comfort, religion brings only oppression when often a romanticized image of the family is used against even the most dysfunctional relationships.
After the House approval of the divorce bill, the Senate still has no counterpart measure and is so far not keen on filing one
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House Bill 7303 is the farthest that any proposal to introduce divorce has made it in the lower chamber
The Palace clarifies the President's stance on divorce after the House of Representatives approves the divorce bill on second reading
This is the farthest a divorce law proposal has gone in the legislative process
Besides Vatican City, the Philippines is the only nation in the world that does not have divorce laws
'Divorce is the exception, not the general rule,' says Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman, champion of the proposed measure
Lawmaker Edcel Lagman is among those who argue that divorce is needed in the Philippines
Advocates of the bill in the House of Representatives are pushing for divorce as a cheaper and faster means to end a marriage
The House committee on population approve the yet unnumbered bill after two hours of deliberations in an executive session
The concerns of OFWs are among the things lawmakers are taking into consideration in drafting versions of the proposed divorce law
Will divorce finally be allowed in the Philippines?