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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Karamihan sa mga Pinoy at OFWs, Suportado Umano ang Divorce Law sa 'Pinas!

After making series of consultations in and outside the country, Senator Pia Cayetano confirms that majority of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) supports Divorce Law in the Philippines. 

The country is one of the very few countries worldwide where divorce is not yet passed. According to Cayetano, they visit Malaysia, Hong Kong, and Japan to know the sentiments of OFWs regarding divorce and the supports or majority for divorce is very clear. The lady senator said that even in her social media, people are always asking about the update of divorce law.

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Cayetano explained that people have different stories on why they want to move on from an unhappy and failed marriage. And because some OFW women do not have the option to file a divorce, Cayetano said that they feel they are ‘legally and morally’ bound to their men.

Several bills filed in the Senate have revived debates on whether or not it's time for the Philippines to pass a divorce law.


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Aside from Cayetano, Senador Risa Hontiveros also filed another version of the bill. For Hontiveros, divorce will be able to grant couples a second chance at love and happiness after a toxic marriage.

On the other hand, some senators are known to opposed divorce in the Philippines. Instead of passing a divorce bill, Senators Francis Escudero, Joel Villanueva, and Sherwin Gatchalian said the existing process of annulment under the Civil Code should be made more affordable and accessible to Filipinos.

This article is filed under divorce law, divorce bill, legal separation, Family Code of the Philippines, and annulment.