Rappler's latest stories on divorce in the Philippines
'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'
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.
‘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
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.
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
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.
House Bill 7303 is the farthest that any proposal to introduce divorce has made it in the lower chamber
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 concerns of OFWs are among the things lawmakers are taking into consideration in drafting versions of the proposed divorce law
Mission for Migrant Workers say that 8% to 10% of the 2,000 cases the organization handles annually involve female OFWs with marital issues
Unlike the 4 other presidential candidates in Sunday’s debate Miriam Defensor Santiago supports divorce
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Support for divorce – now from 6 in 10 Filipinos – has been on an upward trend since 2005 the latest Social Weather Stations survey shows
Divorce selfies are not likely going to happen in the Philippines even if we are the selfie capital of the world because well we have no divorce