divorce - updates

Rappler's latest stories on divorce

ARTICLE FINDER

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] The fight for divorce is a family affair

Sep 25, 2019 - 7:00 PM

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.

[OPINION] Why I don't believe divorce will destroy a family

Sep 22, 2019 - 7:00 PM

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?

[OPINYON] Paano na lang kung hindi naghiwalay ang mga magulang ko?

Sep 20, 2019 - 7:49 PM

Divorces aren't for fun. Magastos at masakit ito. Pero mas mabuti ito kaysa maglolokohan kayo pareho at palipat-lipat ang mga anak 'nyo.

'People fall in love, people fall out of love:' Netizens debate divorce

Sep 17, 2019 - 11:32 PM

As the Senate continues to hear 3 divorce bills, Filipinos online weigh in on legalizing divorce in the country

Hontiveros: Divorce bill is 'pro-family, pro-children'

Sep 17, 2019 - 6:02 PM

'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

DIVORCE. Senator Risa Hontiveros presides the first Senate hearing on the instituting absolute divorce and dissolution of marriage in the Philippines or the divorce bill on September 17, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

SolGen role in annulment 'waste of taxpayers' money' – group

Sep 17, 2019 - 3:04 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Senator Risa Hontiveros says advocates support the term 'dissolution of marriage' if other lawmakers have an issue on the word 'divorce'

ADVOCATES. Pro-divorce advocates attend the first Senate hearing on the absolute divorce bill. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

LIVE: Senate hearing on the divorce bill

Sep 17, 2019 - 10:14 AM

Watch the hearing live on Rappler

UK's Boris Johnson says would rather die than delay Brexit

Sep 06, 2019 - 12:05 PM

In a speech in northern England, Johnson says, 'I'd rather be dead in a ditch' than ask the EU for a Brexit delay

BREXIT OR BUST. File photo of Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Photo by Rui Vieira/AFP

UK, EU Brexit teams to meet twice-weekly in September

Aug 30, 2019 - 10:33 AM

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

Anti-Brexit activists hold Union and EU flags as they demonstrate opposite the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London on August 29, 2019. Prime Minister Boris Johnson's suspension of parliament weeks before Britain's EU departure date faced legal challenges on Thursday following a furious outcry from pro-Europeans and MPs opposed to a no-deal Brexit. DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP

EU says Britain must pay Brexit divorce bill even if no deal

Aug 26, 2019 - 11:18 PM

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

BREXIT. A European Union flag and a UK flag are pictured during a meeting in Brussels on November 25, 2018. File photo by Emmanuel Dunand/AFP

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] The Divorce Bill: Legislating love, sex and marriage

Aug 11, 2019 - 10:14 AM

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

Divorce bill? Villanueva says 'over my dead body'

Aug 05, 2019 - 3:00 PM

(UPDATED) While Senator Joel Villanueva opposes divorce, he supports 'equal access' to annulment. Divorce advocates say an annulment's scope is limited.

NO TO DIVORCE. Senator Joel Villanueva says he will 'definitely oppose' the divorce bill when it reaches the plenary. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

5 memorable Song-Song scenes from 'Descendants of the Sun'

Jun 27, 2019 - 4:13 PM

We're here to remember their best on-screen moments with you

ICONIC. This is one of the memorable scenes in 'Descendants of the Sun.' Screenshot from YouTube

Song Hye-kyo on divorce: 'Differences in personality'

Jun 27, 2019 - 11:42 AM

'We urge you to refrain from making scandalous posts and speculative comments,' says the actress' management

SONG-SONG. The two actors married in 2017 following the wildly popular 'Descendants of the Sun.' Photo from Song Kye-kyo's Instagram

'Descendants of the Sun' stars Song-Song couple file for divorce

Jun 27, 2019 - 9:21 AM

'I hope that the divorce process can be wrapped up amicably,' says Song Joong-ki, who filed for divorce on June 26

DIVORCE. Song Joong-ki files for divorce from wife Song Hye-kyo following months of speculation. Photo from Song Joong-ki's Instagram account

Fergie files for divorce from Josh Duhamel

Jun 01, 2019 - 12:04 PM

The official move comes two years after the pair announced their separation in 2017

Ireland votes overwhelmingly to relax strict divorce law

May 26, 2019 - 2:31 PM

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

SUPPORT. Majority of Filipinos support the legalization of divorce according to latest figures from the SWS. Stock photo

Amazon's Bezos, wife reach biggest divorce deal in history

Apr 05, 2019 - 8:23 AM

'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

BEZOS. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie Bezos poses as they arrive at the headquarters of publisher Axel-Springer where he will receive the Axel Springer Award 2018 on April 24, 2018 in Berlin. File photo by Jorg Carstensen/dpa/AFP


Opposition bets say it's time for divorce law in Philippines | Midday wRap

Feb 18, 2019 - 2:23 PM

Watch Rappler’s Midday newscast with Chito dela Vega

Amazon's Bezos, world's wealthiest man, to divorce

Jan 10, 2019 - 7:48 AM

'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

DIVORCE. In this file photo taken on April 24, 2018, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie Bezos pose as they arrive at the headquarters of publisher Axel-Springer where he will receive the Axel Springer Award 2018 in Berlin. File photo by Jorg Carstensen/dpa/AFP

Saudi to notify women of divorce by text message

Jan 07, 2019 - 12:30 AM

The measure appears aimed at curbing seemingly rampant cases of men secretly ending marriages without informing their wives

ON THE WHEEL SOON. This file photo taken on October 26, 2014 shows a Saudi woman getting into a taxi at a mall in Riyadh. Fayez Nureldine/AFP

Hilbay says he would support 'fault-based' divorce bill

Dec 29, 2018 - 8:00 AM

‘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

DIVORCE. Opposition Senate bet Florin Hilbay says he would support a bill for a fault-based divorce if he wins a seat in the Senate. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

JBC tackles drug war, divorce, same-sex marriage in panel interview

Dec 05, 2018 - 3:27 PM

Applicants for a Supreme Court vacancy are asked for their opinions on polarizing legal issues. Privacy issues are also discussed.

PUBLIC INTERVIEWS. (L-R) CA Justices Ricardo Rosario, Ramon Cruz and Eduardo Peralta undergo the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) public interviews on December 5, 2018, for a vacancy on the Supreme Court. Photos from the JBC

Serge Osmeña to vote for divorce bill if he wins Senate seat

Nov 29, 2018 - 4:06 PM

'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

DIVORCE. Senatorial candidate Serge Osmeña favors the passage of a divorce bill.

Where do 2019 senatorial bets stand on key national issues?

Oct 27, 2018 - 11:15 AM

When the senatorial campaigns kick off, check the candidates' claims against this list of issues that have so far made headlines in 2018

ISSUES. Rappler looks into the stands of senatorial bets on various political and national issues. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] Walking and fighting for divorce in the Philippines

May 30, 2018 - 9:00 AM

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.

Sara Duterte clarifies she has 'no opinion on divorce'

Apr 26, 2018 - 8:23 PM

When President Duterte claimed she opposed divorce, the Davao City Mayor says many 'did not understood that it was a joke'

SILENT ON DIVORCE. File photo shows President Rodrigo Duterte and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio during their recent trip to China. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Roque on Boracay closure, Pulse Asia survey, Aquino on 2019 elections | Evening wRap

Apr 24, 2018 - 9:16 PM

Watch Rappler's evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

SC recognizes divorce in marriage with foreigners

Apr 24, 2018 - 3:45 PM

In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court says the State shall now recognize one form of divorce in a country that bans absolute divorce

'Til divorce do us part?' PH struggles to marry religion and reality

Apr 21, 2018 - 10:00 PM

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

Duterte to Alvarez: No to divorce law because Sara opposes it

Apr 18, 2018 - 7:43 PM

The President teases House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez about his spat with his daughter Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio: 'Mag-usap na lang kayo'

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio wave farewell to the send-off party as they prepare to board the Philippine Airlines Charter Flight PR001 at the Qionghai Boao International Airport on April 10, 2018 following a successful participation to the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Annual Conference 2018. Also in the photo is the President's grandson Mateo. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

I still do: Alvarez won't give up on divorce bill

Apr 08, 2018 - 4:45 PM

House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says there are 'ongoing' talks to make sure the controversial divorce bill will see the light of day

HOUSE SPEAKER. Alvarez continues to push for the passage of the divorce law. Photo courtesy of the House media bureau

Russell Crowe nets millions from 'divorce auction'

Apr 08, 2018 - 12:10 PM

The 'Gladiator' star props from the movie and leather jockstrap from 'Cinderella Man' are among those that were auctioned in Sotherby's sales

[OPINION] Divorce and the religious response

Mar 21, 2018 - 9:02 AM

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.

Divorce law unlikely? Senate only wants easier, cheaper annulment

Mar 20, 2018 - 12:27 PM

After the House approval of the divorce bill, the Senate still has no counterpart measure and is so far not keen on filing one

Duterte on divorce, Sandiganbayan on Napoles, Facebook shares plunge | Midday wRap

Mar 20, 2018 - 11:43 AM

Watch the midday newscast with Mara Cepeda

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 20, 2018

Mar 20, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Tuesday.

House approves divorce bill on 3rd reading

Mar 19, 2018 - 6:45 PM

House Bill 7303 is the farthest that any proposal to introduce divorce has made it in the lower chamber

Duterte against divorce – Malacañang

Mar 19, 2018 - 2:55 PM

The Palace clarifies the President's stance on divorce after the House of Representatives approves the divorce bill on second reading

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech following the oath-taking ceremony of the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) Officials at the Malacañan Palace on March 6, 2018. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

House approves divorce bill on 2nd reading

Mar 14, 2018 - 7:55 PM

This is the farthest a divorce law proposal has gone in the legislative process

LANDMARK BILL. The House approves on 2nd reading a divorce law proposal. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

53% of Filipinos agree to legalize divorce – SWS

Mar 10, 2018 - 11:50 AM

Besides Vatican City, the Philippines is the only nation in the world that does not have divorce laws

SUPPORT. Majority of Filipinos support the legalization of divorce according to latest figures from the SWS. Stock photo

RH 2.0? Why Lagman thinks it's easier to pass divorce bill

Feb 24, 2018 - 8:19 AM

'Divorce is the exception, not the general rule,' says Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman, champion of the proposed measure

DIVORCE CHAMPION. Edcel Lagman leads the change for the passage of the divorce law. Photo by Rappler

Rappler Talk: Can the 17th Congress pass a divorce law?

Feb 22, 2018 - 11:37 AM

Lawmaker Edcel Lagman is among those who argue that divorce is needed in the Philippines

EXPLAINER: What are the grounds, provisions in House divorce bill?

Feb 22, 2018 - 10:41 AM

Advocates of the bill in the House of Representatives are pushing for divorce as a cheaper and faster means to end a marriage

DIVORCE PUSH. Legislators tackle the proposed divorce law. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

Divorce bill hurdles House committee level

Feb 21, 2018 - 5:00 PM

The House committee on population approve the yet unnumbered bill after two hours of deliberations in an executive session

DIVORCE BILL. The House Committee on Population and Family Relations tackles the proposed divorce bill on February 21, 2018. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

House divorce bill proposes easier procedures for OFWs

Feb 20, 2018 - 3:54 PM

The concerns of OFWs are among the things lawmakers are taking into consideration in drafting versions of the proposed divorce law

PRO-WOMAN LEGISLATION. Edcel Lagman heads efforts for the House to pass a long-awaited divorce law. Screenshot from Rappler livestream

Lagman: Divorce bill 'easier to enact' than controversial RH law

Feb 13, 2018 - 5:31 PM

Will divorce finally be allowed in the Philippines?

RH, DIVORCE CHAMPION. Albay Representative Edcel Lagman heads the technical working group (TWG) for the proposed divorce law. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

LIVE: House hearing on divorce

Feb 07, 2018 - 2:53 PM

Watch the livestream of the hearing on divorce and other grounds for dissolving a marriage here

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 4, 2018

Jan 04, 2018 - 10:48 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Thursday.

FUTURE REPRESENTATIVE? Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio delivers a speech during the launch of the Tapang at Malasakit Alliance for the Philippines. Screenshot by Rappler

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