Filipinos, would you agree to divorce?

@tombiz (2039)
Philippines
July 6, 2007 11:47pm CST
marriage is a contract between two consenting parties to live together, protect and cherish each other UNTIL DEATH PUTS THEM APART! Sadly, this is never true in a lot of cases. Along the way, crisis and challenges marred some marriages and condemned the relationships into separation. Divorce is not yet legal in this country, would you agree if there will be a proposal to legalized divorce?
5 responses
@luzamper (1360)
• Philippines
17 Jul 07
We are not in control of every thing and if marriage does fail, there should be a remedy. Legal separation is not effective and it's just another problem. I think divorce is a better solution of real marriage failures.
@michecu (637)
• Philippines
17 Jul 07
Well, i'm posting back just to clarify a few things... though i would go for the legalization of divorce in the Philippines, i do not really intend to go through a divorce if ever i must get married someday. It's one of the things that i am trying to consider because i wanted a marriage that will last my entire lifetime but if i'm not assured of that, i also want a law that will give me a chance to completely leave the past and move on to a better life and better relationships. I believe that a divorce is not necessary if the marriage has been appropriately planned and when there is real love and commitment between the marrying couple. But there were really those who are not fortunate in their marriage specially those who were physically, emotionally, and sexually abused by their partners; those whose partners are not faithful to the marriage; those who suffer abandonment, etc. I think that these people deserve to be liberated from a disfunctional marriage and that's where divorce will be helpful. I think that a divorce shouldn't be used just for the sake of being able to move from one marriage to another...however, i think that it should rather strengthen the marriage because we do not really want a divorce. I believe that anybody who wouldn't want to go through divorce should be able to aptly prepare themselves for the consequences of marriage before tying the knot. I think that the problem now a days is that more people jump into marriage without thinking too much. Most young people are forced to marry because they are pregnant, some are even not mature enough to know their responsibilities. Some would get married for security, so they do not think much if they are compatible with their partner or if there is love present as long as this person can provide for their needs and wants then they will marry this person. I think these are the culprit as to why marriages fall apart. So i think that this has to be addressed too if we do not want divorce to happen. But if it cannot be helped then there must be a way for people to find their freedom and be happy in this world.
@maean_19 (4662)
• Philippines
17 Jul 07
Partial Divorce is actually present in the Philippines, and I agree to it. Better than if Absolute Divorce be legalized. Yes, partial divorce is applicable and legal here. That is why, many marriages are still existing because their application for nullifying their marriage or annulment were denied. The law of the Philippines on this matter is justified and agree with it. If we allow and legalize divorce, absolute divorce in particular, marriage would become senseless. Everyone will marry then divorce, then marry again then divorce. Would you want that to happen to your marriage? Of course, everyone wish to have a happy marriage, but if it is validly not working then annul it, that's okay.
@michecu (637)
• Philippines
17 Jul 07
YESSS, pleeeeease make divorce legal in the Philippines! i know a lot of people who got separated and were not able to completely move on -- some wanted to have their single status again and other's don't want to carry the name of their ex-husbands anymore. Though, the phils have legal separation but it doesn't give you another chance to marry And we all know that annulment is very expensive and very tedious and traumatic. I think that divorce is the answer for those who no longer want to stay married specially those who experienced marital abuse and infidelity.
• Philippines
7 Jul 07
Some people would like to have this proposed and some dont want. Actually, it is not appropriate to make this legalized, simply because it's not good if we are going to base it in the bible. If you will ask my opinion about that, I dont want that to be legalized.