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Divorce in the Philippines

Divorce is Illegal in the Philippines. I believe that it should be legalized.

Philippines is a predominantly Christian Culture. We are the largest Christian Culture of all of Asia, you can thank the Spaniards for that. Many of us are very religious and follow strict Catholic rules, whether we like it or not. We also follow very strict Catholic inspired laws, one of which is Divorce being illegal. Why you might ask? The reason that many Filipinos will give you is that marriage is sacred in the eyes of God and it’s anti-Filipino to do such a thing. The only other option one might take to end a marriage is Annulment which is super expensive and only celebrities can afford to go through such a thing.

“Pro-Lifers” they like to call themselves are those who are against divorce and claim that it’s anti-life. They also claim that it isn’t all about religion and it’s just in the Filipino character to keep the family together. Well it’s Culture and of your own beliefs powered by religion that makes you think that way.

They show statistics that a family that stays together have happier and healthier children and I don’t doubt that for a second, I totally agree. But those are most likely statistics of happy families. Why would people Divorce if they are happy together?

I think that part is what most “Pro-Lifers” don’t understand. They expect all marriages to be happy and they see divorce as ruining the peace that once was there. They have no idea if the peace was ever there at all to begin with.

We also compare ourselves to the United States so much because we’re exposed to a lot of their media and we believe if Britney can do it in one day then so will we if we allow Divorce in our country. They look the 50% Divorce rate and they instantly think that it’s an easy process that people for piety reasons. What happen to the Filipino character that they talked about? They aren’t like us at all we as a culture have different values and have different ways of doing things. We can have legalized divorce here in the Philippines without being reduced to a nation composed of people who marry just because divorce is just around the corner in case it fails.

Have they looked at the statistics of other countries? If it’s as high as the United States is?

In Spain where the people who influence much of our culture, their divorce rate is 17% and in Italy where our beloved Pope lives their divorce rate is 12%. Why are we so sure that we are going to follow the path of the Americans? We should learn to love and look at our own culture for what it is.

Divorce doesn’t solve the problems of these people, but so is staying in a marriage you’ve tried hard to save but still failed. What’s more painful/unhealthy for the children: having parents who are perfectly fine with each other although they are not married anymore, or having parents who are always at each other’s throats for the simplest reasons?

Let people have a choice in what to do with our lives. Not everybody follows your own beliefs and attitudes. I know how to respect your faith, so why don’t you do the same with mine. That being said, I strongly believe that divorce should be legalized in the Philippines.

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  1. Fred Corrales

    On February 16, 2008 at 7:02 am

    I think the CBCP is rethinking its stand on Divorce.

  2. hi

    On February 18, 2008 at 1:07 am

    have you read the bible, what God unite cant be separated by man.

  3. Kent

    On May 8, 2008 at 1:40 pm

    You also have to take into account that the Bible does in fact allow divorce in certain situations. Amazingly enough, the Catholic Church seems to think they have more authority than the Bible itself. That, I guess means that they know more than God.

    Simply take a look at how the Filipino family has suffered from no divorce… of course, it may be because other reasons also. The problem today can be seen in the many “girlfriends” or 2nd, third, and fourth wives that so many Filipinos have. Look at that together with all the men and women that continue to live with someone from the opposite sex intimately who is not their original spouse.

    You may also look at the many failed marriages due to spousal abuse or infidelity. Those women that have fallen victim to abuse have been jailed illegally through the absence of available divorce. In some situations, some of these have taken their own life due to their inability to get out of these bad marriages.

    It also seems very unfair to allow Muslims to divorce and not allow those of other faiths not of Catholicism. There definitely are more than just two religions in the Philippines. Others exist besides Catholicism and Islam. Unfortunately, if you’re not Muslim, you have a serious problem because you have to abide by Catholic rules just because they hold the politicians in their pocket.

    I surely hope that the CBCP does take a hard look at what has happened to the Filipino family as a result of their inability to accept divorce in certain situations.

  4. Oli

    On July 5, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    Why is it the women who is the victim? Ever heard of women cheating on their husbands, it goes both ways. The real problem is that people have been brain washed by the media into believing that fairytale relationship are only as far as the next relationship. We have evolved into a throw away society, use once and trow away. Even relationships are now disposable commodities. The reality is that it takes work to make a relationship work unless you are faced with an abusive partner, and even then society provided help for those situation (see

  5. mike

    On July 12, 2008 at 6:01 pm

    just woundering how i go about getting married to my girlfriend? im from the uk and she is from the philippines.. she is married but her husband has moved to a new country and started a new family nearly 2 years ago! how do me and her get married?
    please help thanx mike

  6. Dwayne

    On July 16, 2008 at 10:45 am

    Perhaps there should be some type of governmental support to help out troubled couples?? Abusers should be punished and cheaters if divorced is allowed, should pay an extra penalty that would make it difficult for the cheater to live blissfully in the face of the innocent spouse. If divorce becomes the standard bearer like it is in America, then what you get is a higher divorce rate and a declining value system in society like it is in America. I’m American and most states now have no-fault divorces. That means you can divorce for whatever reason and nobody is at fault. The system doesn’t care about fairness, it only cares about ending the divorce and getting it out of the court system.

    Also, wealth brings about arrogrance! Wealth breathes the attitude of “I can marry and divorce whom ever I wish”. Folks that’s why the Americans have a 50% divorce rate. Wealth and a system that doesn’t care! Nobody cares and no one is held accountable for their commitments.

    Trust me. You really don’t want this!

  7. Carol

    On July 17, 2008 at 12:22 pm

    Well, Dwayne..It seems you have not seen how the family has suffered in the Phils because of not having divorce. Don’t think that all married people in the Phils live harmoniously together. In fact, a very high percentage live unhappily…and many have to stay legally married but live with other partners instead. Many “husbands” have a #2, #3 etc in addition to their legal wife. Misstresses are VERY common…even accepted.

    Don’t dilute yourself into thinking that just because the Phils has no divorce that the pinoy family on average has not suffered. Married couples in the Phils go through the same problems as in the USA. The exception is that since they have no divorce, things in the family get messed up or even more complicated.

    So many alternative lifestyles exist..I’m not talking about gays…I am more talking about a married person with another of a different marriage, single with married, etc…too numerous lifestyles to mention…all this seems to cheapen marriage much more than having divorce available itself.

    And, if you are rich…who cares about not having divorce legal. If you have money, simply get an annulment instead. If you have little money, then…haha sorry, your alternative is to just split with your spouse and live with someone else.

    Also, many guys love having no divorce…it is a way to not have to pay for the children you make in a marriage. If divorce were legal, then …oh no!, they might have to pay child support for all the children from you legal marriage while you rather spend money on #2 or #3 “wife”.

    Nowadays, many in the Phils choose to just simply live together instead of marry. Why marry when marriage does not mean much? Your parents or friends parents seem to not think much of the marriage through their lifestyle…why should you? So why not just live together…better for everyone. Later, you never know..your spouse may abuse you, sleep around, have a 1, 2 , 3 misstress(s) ..why lock yourself into a potential marriage like that? Are you making a committment to your spouse and God in marriage? Yes. Should you commit yourself to the uncaring govt? no

    The fact really don’t understand the ramifications of having no divorce in today’s world.

  8. khivy

    On July 24, 2008 at 8:41 am

    I think divorce should be legalized it is because of some reasons.In cases of wife battering,wives have the right to freedom.Women should be respected, should be cared, should be loved.The husband has no right to abuse his wife.Although it is written in the bible that what GOD unite cant be separated by man,it is not right that the husband has the right to abuse, to hurt,to control, to torture his wife.Why?Is it the will of GOD that a person should be oppressed?should be discriminated?
    The second reason is the children.If the children/child sees the action of his/her father towards his/her mother,does the child will have respect to the father?As we all know,the heart of the child is in the mother.The child will be influenced.
    In cases of wife battering,for me,the wife should make the first move.She should not allow her husband to abuse her.Divorce is better than living like hell with your husband.
    For the girls that are getting married,be sure that the guy you will marry is not violent.Marriage is difficult.Be sure to that guy……..;)

  9. ash

    On August 11, 2008 at 6:57 am

    Consider these facts:
    “Most victims of child molestation come from single-parent households or are the children of drug-ring members.” (Los Angeles Times, 9-16-85)

    “Due to the significant drop in their income, mothers and their children often have to move to less expensive housing after a divorce or separation. Thus, each move which brings a change in friends and neighborhoods, frequently adds stress to an already high level of stress within the family.” (Larson, Sawyers and Larson “Of the juvenile criminals who are a threat to the public three-fourths come from broken homes. (Ramsey Clark)

    In a study of 72 adolescent murderers and 35 adolescent thieves, researchers for Michigan State University demonstrated that fully 75 percent of those charged with homicide had parents who were either divorced or had never been married at all.” (Cornell, et. al.)

    A habitual wife-beater, divorced and remarried, is not likely to morph into a tender, loving lamb with his second or third wife. Both goodness and evil have multiplier effects. It, therefore, makes enormous sense not to make it easy for persons to exit from and reenter into marriage.

    A stable family is built upon the combined parental love and unified parental force of the spouses. In order to make children grow into mature, responsible and upright persons of society, strengthening of the family is needed. But this rests on no one else but the family itself. If God is at the center of the family unit, trust that the bulwark will weather all the storms in life.

  10. ash

    On August 11, 2008 at 7:00 am

    do you want this to happen in our country !?
    do we need such crimes to happen ..
    divorce will only let people to break the essence of marriage..!

  11. wena

    On September 6, 2008 at 4:07 am

    im ready to my debate.. tnx guyz

  12. david

    On September 7, 2008 at 2:36 am

    It’s not religion! Guess it is the women in Philippines only who are afraid, cos if divorce is allowed most of the men would divorce them. For me this country is full of freaks! Couples of sckeptical of each other, that is why they dont speak of divorce. In an ethical and moral society, despite the presence of divorce, the family values exist. Philippines is a society which is in ruins. Read my words…I was born and brought up in the states, I see most of the Filipinas coming to states for labour jobs what is left in their country. The government is ruled by the church, what more? In today`s life, no government shud be controlled by a religion cos it causes discomfort to other people. Its one`s duty to follow his or her religion peacefully and respect other people’s beliefs. Cos everyone has been created by one creator. And the final decision would be carried out by god…

    The discussion here is divorce..right? well the people of Philippines are so messed up…they cant get rid of all the practices now….May God be with Philippines and with all the people on the earth!

  13. im badz

    On September 10, 2008 at 9:50 am

    im not favor in divorce its unbiblical and not applicable for us as christian nation…….God will not permit this kind of living because God is the author of every marriage.”what God has together let no man seperate”…………

  14. jean

    On September 19, 2008 at 10:11 am

    we do have our own beliefs and stand in this issue but then it doesn’t mean that you have separated parents your life will also be ruined. not all unsuccessful marriage has a bad effect on the children the more they see their parents arguing the more they are likely to do the same. even though they are separated they can still do responsible parenting it depends upon the parents on how they will work together to bring up their children. how can you stay in a relationship when you know its not healthy anymore? divorce is not only about selfishness of the parents it is more of protecting your kids.

  15. cristina

    On September 24, 2008 at 4:19 am

    yeah. Divorce should be legalized. it gives freedom for both men and women whose suffering from unhappy marriages. Yes, marriage is a really sacred thing, aside from the effort you gave, the reception and the plans, it is really an awaited day for some relationships which is happy in the beginning. But there’s no assurance that you’ll always be happy until your last breath. Dont be such a martyr, speak up, not as a married man or woman but as an individual that deserves a real happiness, because he/she was able not to speak just only for himself, but for everybody. You always have the right. and you deserves what is right.

    but always bear in mind. know your limits.

    Love is not just a thing to play,
    but to keep, to treasure, and to enrich.

    there are hardtimes,its normal… a challenge,
    think a thousand times before making a decision.

    if you’re given the right, never abuse it.

  16. maria

    On September 24, 2008 at 10:24 am

    yes divorce should be legalized i came from a very religious family! but i ended up with not so religious husband…but religion dont count when your husband is always drunk saying bad things about your father, yourself and always cursing your family! worst im the one supporting my kids from him…. my father also spent for my marriage with him coz he wants the best for me….. then why should i suffer again and again by paying the high cost of an annulment when that money can just be used for the sake of the future of my kids!

    i might sound bitter here but those people who are very fortunate to have a spouse that is supportive, with good job and good attitude towards god and family dont understand what kind of life we are facing here…in reality life is really not a fairytale not all fabulous marriages end up fabulously or for lifetime there are still medium class people here or worst poor people who are suffering because the mother cant move on because of the high cost of annulment…

    dont you know how hard it is to get a loan because your husband is not fit to have one? dont you know how hard it is to feed your 2 kids because your husband cant? dont you know how hard to face a guy everyday and also remembering how he treated your father badly who even was the one who supported his family from day one…dont you know how hard it is to hear bad things straight from a guys mouth everytime he is drunk?

    plus i dont think its the statistics that counts what count is how people espescially children can get away from a traumatic life!

    what will you do to statistics if lots of children even as young as 7 years old are thinking already about death and stuffs and worst seeing them so scared???? will you still think of statistics if there is no food in your child’s plates?

    so if anyone has an idea reg how to push with this divorce law help the victims be it a man or woman.

    there are true people suffering here!

  17. phc

    On September 24, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    GOD permitted divorce if the case is adultery, and to those unbelievers… but for a simple reason, just a hard hearted couples.

  18. Lawyer

    On September 28, 2008 at 7:15 am

    Since divorce does not exist by any act of law in the Philippines it is not illegal. A law that does not exist can not happen in a court of law. An illegal act is when a law is broken.

    The new testament does not allow divorce but the old testament does.

    So what happens people that can afford get an annulment and the others suffer. Is this right know.

    This shows how the politicians count on the church votes during elections.

  19. aya

    On September 30, 2008 at 1:58 pm

    We don’t have divorce, but we have an annulment.. however it’s a tedious process and the supreme court might even reverse the decision made by the rtc. On the bright side, it’s better than none… i just hope that we will have a divorce here in the philippines someday!!!!

  20. ina

    On September 30, 2008 at 2:29 pm


    it’s not true that Filipinas or Philippine women are afraid of being divorced. Actually, we want to have a law here that would permit us to divorce our husband. Men are so lazy, we are the ones who are supporting and feeding our family., on top of the of that wives are abused emotionally or physically.. we don’t need that. Maybe before, women were afraid of being divorced or annulled because we are so dependent on our husband, but not anymore… it’s the other way around!

  21. jay

    On October 1, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    in the old testament, divorce was allowed on VERY SPECIAL circumstances. in the new tesament, the rule a bit changed, that who ever GOD has joined together no one, not even the couple themselves, could break apart but only death. so even if the woman runs away from a husband who beats her to save her life. or vice versa, they could not marry again until one of them dies. because even if human law permits divorce thay still commit adultery in the sight of GOD.

  22. Babegirl04

    On October 10, 2008 at 12:16 pm

    i\’m all for the sanctity of marriage and the preservation of the family. but when it is the woman who supports the family and the husband is not doing his duty, i think it is unfair to keep this union going. i married to have a life partner, not a burden! but then when a man courts a woman, he always puts his best foot forward and is always out to make a good impression so we unsuspecting women never finds out how irresponsible is the man we chose to marry until we have been living together! i think divorce would help people like me who made this kind of mistake move on and start fresh again. and i don\’t believe that legalizing divorce will make us a copy of US in terms of crime rate and juvenile delinquents. we have a totally different way of raising our children!!!

  23. joy

    On October 21, 2008 at 12:48 am

    i dont want divorce

  24. Babegirl04

    On October 23, 2008 at 9:51 pm

    i think divorce should be legalized in the Philippines. we are supposed to be a democratic country but from the way the church controls the government, it doesn’t certainly look that way to me. let the people make their choice. doesn’t the church trust its members to make the right choice? we all want a fairy tale ending when we marry. but we are not perfect so we make mistakes. divorce will be a way out for couples who have done all things possible to save their marriage but still it doesn’t work out. it is not an easy way out! divorce is never easy. at least it gives hope to those people who weren’t lucky in finding their partner the first time. it is a second chance and doesn’t everyone deserve a second chance?

  25. madz

    On November 28, 2008 at 12:49 am

    ,yeah, right…divorce should be legalized in the Philippines but it should not cost any cent to both parties….it is for those people who do not have enough money to terminate their marriage, yet they strongly want to go to this stage….it is just like the case of my parents where my father denies he doesnt have a mistress but we do believe he has…and yet my mother cannot leave him because she has us-three children whom she ought to take care till they finish their studies…and that includes me….i really hate my father for doing this to us…so i really want to have a free divorce here in our country…so that my mother could leave him and of course, we will go with her…because she is the only one who cares for us…:(

  26. kinu

    On December 10, 2008 at 1:10 pm

    Divorce & polygamy are allowed in the bible only people’s law make’s it illegal for their own purpose. For me legalize both polygamy & divorce.

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  29. kristine

    On February 1, 2009 at 2:45 am

    well i think that divorce should be legalized because if love don’t exist in your relationship and you just hurt each others feelings. both of you are just playing like a fool.

  30. tinay palabay

    On February 2, 2009 at 3:33 am

    i am from gabriela women’s party and we filed through rep. liza maza and luz ilagan, the pinoy style divorce bill, which seeks to institutionalize divorce in the philippines, especially in cases when abuse and violence pervade in unions/marriages. at present, a network to support the bill is being organized. if you want to be part of such network, please contact joy solomon through 9316268 or through many thanks!

  31. mecha

    On February 5, 2009 at 5:22 am

    i dont want divorce… period!


    On February 5, 2009 at 5:28 am

    thanks for you opinions…your opinions really helped me a lot for our debate for tomorrow.
    i am against divorce as a christian. why marry if in the end you’ll end up divorced? thats why we have dating before marrying the one that we love- to know our partner well so that the relationship wont end up divorced

  33. missinklink

    On February 8, 2009 at 7:21 am

    for those who are against divorce in the philippines i suggest that you get married first and come back to say your piece…. the only thing that marriage people stick to each other is because of the love of their children….humans cant satisfy the way they live in monotonous ways…animals get bored having one partner and we as humans are not far from that behaviour … stop the hypocrisy the CBCP should know, they know who among their ranks fathered children without the sacrament of marriage.

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    On February 11, 2009 at 9:10 pm

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  36. florida

    On March 9, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    Legalizing Divorce in the Philippines will give suffering spouse a chance of a peaceful and happy life. In an ideal world, divorce will not be needed but we don’t live in an ideal world. Many marriages in the Philippines are surely not an ideal marriage. Most of us go into marriage with love for our partner and hope for a happy family life with loyalty,respect,fidelity and trust as the foundation. But when all this values are destroyed by an abusive spouse, for the victim spouse, there is no escape because the Philippine law is keeping her imprison in a destructive marriage. We claim to be a christian country that follow christian ideals, yet many of our law makers and religious officials turn a blind eye on the suffering of spouses and children who are in an abusive and disharmonious marriages. Double standards abound and are silently accepted. Philippines is now a society where husband can have affairs because “men will be men” and the dutiful wife will have to be apace with the thought that “as long as he will come home to you because you are the original wife, it’s OK”! What values are we teaching the children, that it is alright for spouses to be abusive and degrade each other. In this situation the covenant of marriage becomes a useless paper lacking the commitment and responsibility to abide and fulfill the real meaning and value of the marriage union. Divorce might not be ideal but it will surely give so many suffering spouses a second chance of a meaningful life.

  37. Haribon

    On March 20, 2009 at 3:16 am

    I don’t know if there is still hope for us, those ones who find ourselves in the prison that we call marriage. We are afraid of breaking the law, the norms of the society set by the standards by our family code. Do you want to know how we really suffer deep inside? They haven’t been there in the cold of the night crying for the pains brought about by the commitment to stay in a marriage where there is nothing to hold on to. It’s breaking me and i know if given the freedom i could become a better person. To live in eternity with bitterness, hatred and no sence of self- worth is not what God intended man to live for. So, people out there could you help free us from this bondage??? It was a wrong choice but can society give us a chance to live a new life? This is my crying heart’s plea… take heed

  38. jennifer

    On April 26, 2009 at 9:02 am

    Freedom to try re-builing lives. The goverment or not anyone should take that away. Let people have second chances. We all say we should learn to forgive and forget??? Let us. God forbid this happens to anyone but freedom of choice is a gift from GOD also and he is forgiving. Lets legalize divorce and stop letting the rediculous rules chain us. Also the media should cover this, its a story to change history.

  39. CAP11

    On May 8, 2009 at 2:17 am

    why the law and catholic church ain’t allow the divorce here in the philippines if those family are suffered and most of the father can’t no longer support them but drinking everyday without limits and jobless (i ain’t said all the men but most of them) its like hell when this kind of family live together and they didn’t love each other anymore, arguing everyday, hurt each other…what can you say about that? you can not think of the culture and for being a catholic country if its like that, sometimes it wasted, let us be practical, smart and let people decide mostly the man and woman who decided to separate legally by giving DIVORCE. time to change please i beg.

  40. ben corro

    On June 18, 2009 at 7:34 am

    im now prepared for my formall debate tommorow……

    thank you guys…

    god bless you all


  41. JUI

    On September 7, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    Duh!!!!! If the failure of marriage and differences is your reason to agree to divorce,that’s lame and stupid…..What’s annulment and legal separation for??Annulment and legal separation are only obtained under legal grounds while for divorce you can say i wanna get divorced because i don\’t love him anymore…..

  42. althea charlie

    On October 12, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    Yes….divorce should be legalized in our country…it able to unite,…un-united lovers due to fixed marriage….

  43. jeez

    On October 14, 2009 at 11:33 am

    People, if you want divorce so much… WHY MARRY IN THE FIRST PLACE.? When you marry it should be thought of well. you don’t just go and get married whenever u want just coz u FEEL like it at this moment or point in your life, but will end up regretting it later. You should be sure of getting married with a certain person before YOU make a COMMITMENT. Marriage is sacred.
    Don’t make a commitment that you aren’t sure of.


  44. ExPat

    On November 16, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    Yes marriage is sacred. But people lie, people cheat and people change. The Philippines is a wonderful place, the people among the friendliest in the world….and I\’ve travelled to many many different countries….

    BUT, as I know from personal experience having lived there for 12 years, the Philippine system of justice is one of the most corrupt.

    If you have the money, you can buy your way out of pretty much anything. This is especially true of Annullments. The poor or average Filipino will never get an annullment because they can\’t afford an annulment.

    So couples split up and move on, leaving an extremely complicated lack of documentation. They remarry without divorce or annulment. Someone explain to me how this is better than the ability to divorce?

    The cost for a divorce in North America is 3-400 dollars if you do it without a lawyer or attorney.

    The cost for annullment in the Philippines varies from 160,000 up to 400,000 PHP. The amount depends entirely on how quickly you would like it done, and how much of a bribe you need to pay the records dept, the attorney or the judge for a reasonably quick annulment.

  45. luliet

    On November 22, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    Yes let be the Divorce legalize in Philippines so that we Filipinos feel the real freedom. What is the sacred of married if one partner broke it? Each of us is accountable to God not the religion.Let everyone will decide not the church and the court law will support. By legalizing Divorce it will ease the agony of the frustrated partner and it will easy to forgive and forget which lead to peaceful consideration of each other.
    And if you really LOVE and RESPECT each other you’ll not end to Divorce and live happily.


    On February 8, 2010 at 5:37 am


  47. 'pHre'

    On February 16, 2010 at 8:08 am

    hi! thank you for sll the ideas about divorce people!

  48. echivelsnii

    On August 16, 2010 at 11:04 am

    People! you’re talking about breaking what is already broken. Let’s say that the couple is not happy with each other, that they want to be separated, do you think that divorce is the only way to make them happy again? do you think that divorce is the only solution? why not try to work it out? Yes, there is annulment and its aim on why it is a long process is that to make the couple think of other ways on how to regain what is gone in their relationship. REGAINING what is gone. TRUST, LOVE, RESPECT, all those can be regain and worth achieving. And if you’ll tell me that there’s really nothing left, that you can’t work it out anymore, then hey! you’ll never know unless you try. And if you tried and you failed maybe your way of trying isn’t effective. Now, you’re going to tell me that you’ll just waste your time on trying.. Is trying isn’t worth it? Marriage is a lifetime commitment, it is permanent. Nobody can say that it is not permanent because it is.

    Let people have a choice in what to do with their lives.– Legalizing divorce is like giving them the option of wasting the value of marriage. It is like passing a law that will make people give up easily on very important things.

    My stand– NO TO DIVORCE!

  49. Cristina Natividad Estolano

    On June 7, 2011 at 1:32 am

    I want to make a study on the prevalence of broken marriages in region 8 and its implication to the pending Divorce Law.

  50. rey from cebu

    On August 11, 2011 at 12:48 am

    if you aren\’t in a difficult marriage relationship then better shut up. im one of the men being harassed by my wife. I dont want to ruin the bond but every individual needs to be respected and divorce is only the way out.

  51. Jestine Roi

    On March 11, 2012 at 4:56 am

    Ella says:
    September 22, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    Tomo!!! We have to make the right decisions. Right decisions can only be achieved if, and only if, we would make our stand with God. Many people are making themselves fool by making a decision outside God’s teaching, then when they had experienced difficulties in the situations would blame God. Does God wants you to make that decision? No! It’s you who made that. I could say that, before enter any relationship esp. “marriage” (which is a lifetime decision), think over and over, and over again…not just on emotional aspect but have to look in all aspects esp. spiritual aspect of the person you want to marry. In addition, I think those people who do not want to talk about morality…do not really care if they will have a broken family and worst, that they don’t care if their children will have a broken family in the future. These people would really be pro-divorce! But if you want a lasting and happy married would surely be anti-divorce. It’s just making the right choice of the person from the start. Just to reiterate, that person must be godly..must be God-fearing and God-loving person and you would be happy… :)
    :) :)

  52. WakeUpPeople

    On March 11, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    DIVORCE LAW – should be LEGALIZED in the Philippines.

    I totally agree for that!

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