Divorce in the Philippines...will it be possible?

Philippines
June 3, 2011 10:31pm CST
If I am not mistaken, in all over the world, only the Vatican City and the Philippines won't agree to legalized divorce. This is understandable for Vatican but for Philippines, I'm not really sure. With the growing numbers of broken homes, philandering husbands and battered wives, I don't understand why we can't legalize divorce. I mean, with divorce, the rights of all parties concerned will be protected. But with the way things are going, I wonder if divorce will ever be possible to be legalized in the Philippines. What do you think?
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6 responses
• Philippines
4 Jun 11
I can't understand why there are so many broken homes in the Philippines now.People are going crazy to find ways ending up a turbulent marriage like renewable marriage license, annulment, legal separation and now divorce.The main idea is people are seeking ways to end up a nonworking marriage.Then why not let them.Even if they will not legalized divorce,couples are still living separately and seeking and creating another family.Then why not just make it legal when it's legal in other christian counties like the U.S?
@mantis36 (4238)
• Philippines
4 Jun 11
divorce is legal in some other countries like in the US because they are not majority Roman Catholics.... instead of DIVORCE, why not LIVE-IN for a minimum of 5 years to make it legal?????? during Live-In, you will know each other while years passed by.... and it is a simplest form of break-up if you are not compatible with your partner... and if you are a battered wife then you can break-up easily... no papers to sign... no mess... less worries..... while in Divorce: the aristocrat girl will soon become more and more aristocrat than before and make Divorce as an excuses for her aristocrat attitude... as we already know that here in the Philippines, money is power, then if you are rich in money, a legal divorce law is a very favorable in your situation....
• Philippines
4 Jun 11
well if that's the case it should be legalized. but i'm personally not a fan of divorce. for me marriage is a very sacred thing and if i do get to that point that i'll get married, i will make sure that i won't feel any regret or whatever. marriage for me is a lifetime contract with someone. it includes understanding each other, helping each other, working things out together. i'm afraid that if divorce would be legalized, it'll be a quick escape for some people from their responsibilities.
@mantis36 (4238)
• Philippines
4 Jun 11
there is no need to legalized Divorce here in the Philippines.... what the government need is to implement LIVE-IN first for 5 years before engage to Marriage.... within a minimum of 5 years of LIVE-IN, both sides can learn if their love are compatible to each other or not.... before committing Marriage.... once you are married, God will not allow you to separate..... but if you want to separate or divorce then.... it is against the will of God and it is called Anti-Christ....
@chiwasaki (4661)
• Philippines
6 Jun 11
Divorce is pretty much the same with annulment I guess. Technically different but to make it simple, it is like separation of husband and wives. I don't know if they will legalized divorce, probably in the future but it will still take some time.
@blindedfox (3258)
• Philippines
6 Jun 11
The problem with the Philippines is that they forget what is written. It is clearly stated in the Scriptures that what was united by God, should not be separated by man. The Word is absolute and no law or legal bills will ever supercede what God has said. If only Filipinos would return to what God has said, they would never ever even talk about legalizing divorce. God hates divorce. Malacchi 2:16. Good day!
@youless (91539)
• Guangzhou, China
5 Jun 11
In fact lately I just learned that there is no divorce law in Phillippines. If the marriage really fails, they have something called "annulment". Although I am not so sure about what it is, but it is still a little different from divorce. If people won't change as time goes by, and then everything will be simple and thir love may probably last forever. However, the reality is people change and their relationship will change especially when they have better or worse time. So the love issues will be complicated. And one day when it really doesn't work, I think it is better to offer a chance for them to seperate and then find another partner later if it is possible. Keeping on a failing marriage in the rest lives is so suffering for both sides. I love China
@mantis36 (4238)
• Philippines
4 Jun 11
Divorce should not be legalized...... Live-In for 5 years before marriage should be legalized.....