Divorce in the Philippines

Philippines
August 18, 2010 4:22am CST
A group is pushing for the legality of divorce here in the country? Is it really needed? How do you think it would affect the families, specially the children if divorce is legalized here in the country?
14 responses
• United States
19 Aug 10
Hello archon309! This is why I enjoy this site as much as I do, because I am always learning something new! I was never aware of that law in the Philippines. I myself, do not believe in divorce. I think that people nowadays just do not take marriage seriously. And before trying to work out any marital issues, Alot of couples jump to divorce as an answer. If there was no such thing as "Divorce" I bet thee would be alot more marriages reconciling.Making it legal, is going to have a strong impact on family life in your country, I strongly believe AND, YES, CHILDREN WILL BE IMPACTED AS WELL. But, even though I am strngly against it, I do believe there should be some exceptions. Like when a partner finds out the other partner is maybe a serial killer or something as outrageous as that, maybe an exception could be made!
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• Philippines
19 Aug 10
Hello Marlena. Thanks for your response. I agree with you, these days people would easily decide to get married without thinking over about their future. When trouble comes they will find ways to get separated and some would even find a new partner. And if divorce is legalized, I don't even want to imagine what would happy to the families here.
@deve_annrn (1857)
• Philippines
18 Aug 10
i am an anti-divorce individual... and i don't agree of divorce being legalized in our country... It will greatly affect the family values of the children from upcoming generation.., and family values has been one of the best known virtues in our country.., aside from hospitality..marriage is a sacred matrimony and is therefore respected..and shouldn't be broken easily... whatever a problem should a family encounter,,divorce is not a solution..=)
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• Philippines
20 Aug 10
Correct! It's not a solution, in fact it will make things worse specially to the kids of the divorced parents
@alonal (3)
• Philippines
19 Aug 10
Yes!PIA CAYETANO IS THE MAIN PROPONENT NOW OF THE NEW SENATE IN LIGALIZING DIVORCE HERE IN THE PHILIPPINES. NO!IT IS NOT REALLY NEEDED!BECAUSE PHILIPPINES IS THE COUNTRY WHO HAS A STRONG SENSE OF FAMILY, AS A CATHOLIC NATION WE HAVE A STRONG VALUE OF FAMILY AFTER THE EXAMPLE OF THE HOLY FAMILY OF JESUS MARY AND JOSEPH.It would surely affect the family and children for the reason that there is no sense of belongingness to a family and above all there is no commitment and fedility to the family, which is the basic unit of our society. If that is so,how can be a leader be commited and faithful to the society he/she is serving, when she/he not even able to commit and be faithful to his/her own family.
• Philippines
19 Aug 10
Legalizing divorce in the philippines,would surely disvalue marriage as a call. Marriage, in a christian point of view, is a call to a lifelong commitment and fedility to the loved one. Hence, it requires significant time for preparation before intering into marriage.So that one would be able to make a strong, meaningful and responsible decision to enter into married life. Therefore I for one, as a christian, is strongly against legalizing divorce in the philippines.
• Philippines
19 Aug 10
That would make me regret voting for her. tsk tsk. I agree to you both. thanks for your responses.
@p3ks626 (6550)
• Philippines
19 Aug 10
There are already a lot of couples here in the Philippines who are separating from their partners and I think it doesnt matter if divorce is going to be legalized. I think, it will just make it easier for couples when they decide to break up.
• Philippines
21 Aug 10
But that's just it. It would make it easier for couples to break up when this is legalized. Who would then take marriage seriously when in the back of their minds, "hey I can file divorce if things don't go well!" Annulment, which already exist, is a different case. It requires something to prove that the marriage was more or less "illegal" in the first place.
@akopoaysi (740)
• Philippines
19 Aug 10
well, according to the Bible divorce are not accepted. we live in a religious country so many people will be against to it. i myself doesnt approve to this.
@JOIEMARVIC (2342)
• Philippines
19 Aug 10
I am really not in favor for the legalization of divorce here in the Philippines. It will ruin families, a childs future and even the culture of our nation. Marriage is a serious thing. Though times have changed and Filipino's managed to cope up with these changes, that doe not mean that we have to go againts who we really are. Love is the strong bond that holds a marriage. Legalizing divorce will make people decide on marraige easily, just like buying a shoe, an item you can return for exchange whenever you feel that the item you bought was not good for you afterall.
• Philippines
19 Aug 10
DIVORCED in my country Philippines??? i can't and i don't want to imagine! ! ! as a Filipino, we must know how important marriage is... :)
@BigTips (305)
• China
18 Aug 10
I am not a person who are completely against to divorce, just because it is a legal action in my country. However, according to what I know, if divorce is becoming legalized in one country, then it is obvious that the divorce rate will increase gradually. Later, more and more children will lose love and lots of single mothers will have to make a living themselves, which is a so bad situation. As this group is pushing for the legality of divorce, I think you also take measures to avoid it. Good luck!
@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
18 Aug 10
I thought they banned that idea. Stupid idiots. Maybe they can take care of the children who comes from those broken relationships. People will never learn. TATA.
• Philippines
18 Aug 10
I am Catholic but I got mixed feelings on this issue. There are couples who stay together but whose lives are miserable and are affecting offsprings in a negative way. There are youth of college age who stop schooling to get married due to unwanted pregnancies and end up miserable and later separated. Getting married unprepared, the saying "when money problems come in, love goes flying out of the window" becomes a reality for most. Perhaps, instead of devoting time on the legality of divorce, the root of the problem should be addressed first.
@paopaolar (226)
• Philippines
18 Aug 10
I agree that the Divorce be legal. Why? It's because to set our laws correct. Annulment is accepted/legal in our society even by the church. But Annulment is far worse than Divorce. In Annulment the couple state that their marriage is a psychological mistake from the very start. It does not take ground on what had happened in the events after the marriage. If you come to think of it Annulment means that both of the couple were psychologically ill when they decided to get married. Divorce on the other hand takes ground on the events that happened at the time of their marriage. It is more reasonable than Annulment.
@mensab (4204)
• Philippines
18 Aug 10
let the debate on divorce begin. let us face the facts. looking at these fact may help us be informed in making our decision whether or not to allow divorce in the philippines. the facts and numbers to be considered are domestic violence, annulment applications, separation cases, polygamous relationships, etc. if these numbers are too high to ignore, then it is about time to debate on the issue. i would like more information on these facts. i am also for strengthening family values, not pro- or anti-divorce.
@mensab (4204)
• Philippines
18 Aug 10
let the debate on divorce begin. let us face the facts. looking at these fact may help us be informed in making our decision whether or not to allow divorce in the philippines. the facts and numbers to be considered are domestic violence, annulment applications, separation cases, polygamous relationships, etc. if these numbers are too high to ignore, then it is about time to debate on the issue. i would like more information on these facts. i am also for strengthening family values, not pro- or anti-divorce.
@mensab (4204)
• Philippines
18 Aug 10
let the debate on divorce begin. let us face the facts. looking at these fact may help us be informed in making our decision whether or not to allow divorce in the philippines. the facts and numbers to be considered are domestic violence, annulment applications, separation cases, polygamous relationships, etc. if these numbers are too high to ignore, then it is about time to debate on the issue. i would like more information on these facts. i am also for strengthening family values, not pro- or anti-divorce.