Divorce Bill in the Philippines
I. Introduction Divorce in the Philippines is planning to take over Filipino values and culture. It’s all over the news, the Philippine Congress is now pushing forward the Divorce Bill right after they have put forward the Reproductive Health Bill. This issue was brought up. And just as what they have stated, “RH Bill can also lead to the Divorce Bill” because they have the same proponents. We know lots of Evangelical Christians are pro-RH Bill.
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But what they don’t know is that the proponents of RH Bill are also the proponents of Divorce Bill. And now that they almost got what they want, they are now preparing for another wave of controversial bill which will open a highway for immorality and degradation of Philippine culture and religious standards and beliefs. I AM ANTI -DIVORCE BILL! II. Body The proposed Divorce Bill of the Philippines is a bill introduced by Gabriela Women’s Party representatives Rep. Luzviminda Ilagan and Emerenciana de Jesus.
It proposes five grounds for the filing of a petition for divorce, which include psychological incapacity, causing one’s failure to comply with essential marital obligations and irreconcilable differences causing the irreparable breakdown of the marriage. Only couples who have been separated for five years and those already legally separated for two years are the only ones who may apply for divorce. Malta is set to legalize divorce, which makes the Philippines the only country in the world that bans divorce. – Contents
MANILA, Philippines — Naniniwala si Senator Vicente Sotto III na mahihirapang maisabatas ang divorce bill sa ating bansa. Ayon sa Senador, kung ang Reproductive Health Bill ay hindi maka-usad nang maayos, posibleng ganito rin ang sapitin ng panuklang pagkakaroon ng diborsyo sa Pilipinas. “Kinakabahan kami dito, pagkatapos nyang itinutulak na RH bill susunod yung divorce, pagkatapos nyan ano na ang kasunod? Same-sex marriage? I think it’s a political strategy upang manghina ang tuhod ng simbahang laban sa RH bill sapagka’t may bagong kalaban na divorce,” ani Sen.
Vicente Sotto III. Samantala, hindi naman matitinag ang simbahan sa posisyon nito laban sa mga umano’y batas na sisira ng pamilya at pagsasama ng mag-asawa. Hinamon ni Retired Archbishop Oscar Cruz ang gobyerno at ang mga nagsusulong ng divorce law na manindigan sa nilalaman ng konstitusyon na nagbibigay proteksyon sa pamilya at nagpapalakas sa mag-anak. “Ke ikaw ay may topak o walang topak o anumang dahilan, pwede na mag-asawa ng uli, ng uli, ng uli. So, walang masabi kung ilang beses.
Ganyan din ang divorce, Ilang divorce ang pwede kong makuha, Ilang pamilya ang pwede kong sirain? Ilang mga bata ang pwede kong talikuran? walang sagot,” giit ni Cruz. Nangako naman si Senador Sotto na magiging bukas ang isipan ng Senado upang saliksikin ang pinakamabisang paraan upang solusyunan ang isyu ng pamilya. Naniniwala rin ang senador na hindi na ito kailangan dahil sa kasalukuyan ay mayroon namang annulment at legal separation, “Laging mayroong hindi pagkakaunanwaan laging mayroong nagkakamali. Aba kapag hindi ko gusto ang paghilik mo eh, di divorce na tayo?
You wont work it on it on your own, hindi nyo na pag-uusapan at hindi nyo na pagtutulungang mag-asawa. ” (Ulat ni Pong Mercado, UNTV News) – Effects 1. The vast majority of children who are raised in a two-parent home will never be poor during childhood. By contrast, the vast majority of children who spend time in a single-parent home will experience poverty. 2. Children from female-headed homes are five times as likely to be poor as children in two-parent families. 3. Four times as many divorced women with children fell under the poverty line than married women with children. . Children from disrupted marriages experience greater risk of injury, asthma, headaches, and speech defects than children from intact families. 5. Suicide rates for children of divorce are measurably higher than for children from intact families. 6. Children of divorce were found to be twice as likely as children from intact families to drop out of school. 7. Divorced adults, particularly divorced men, experience early health problems to a measurably greater extent than married individuals.
Premature death rates for divorced men double that of married men from such causes as cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and strokes. 8. Young adults ages 18-22 from disrupted families were found to be twice as likely to have poor relationships with their mothers and/or fathers, and that the effects were still evident 12-22 years after the breakup. III. Reaction I do believe that each person deserves to marry the right person for them, but I don’t believe divorce can reinforce that.
If the government, since the constitution declares that the state should protect the sanctity of marriage, deemed that it’s necessary for them to do the job of protecting their ward’s marriages, their budget for divorce should go to psychological profiling before marriage, so people can protect themselves from the future “wackos” they’re going to marry. If the woman is abused by a man, she should file a case against that creep under RA 9262 (Anti-Violence Against Women and Children), so that he can go to jail and not abuse another girl again.
If you divorce him, it’ll still be along battle for custody and alimony, whereas if you criminalize him, you’ll get paid for damages. If a man (or a woman) is a cheater, file for concubinage and adultery. Again, file for damages. So he or she will have a criminal record forever that he/she is a cheater. If a man is not supporting you financially during the marriage, you can file again under RA 9262 and you’ll be paid for damages. If he or she is gay/lesbian, it’s covered under annulment. The divorce law filed by Rep. Ilagan is not extensive, it covers situations under annulment law and RA 9262.