10 Reasons Why Divorce Should Be Legalized in the Philippines
According to the draft law, the final judgment or decree of annulment or dissolution issued by the appropriate church or religious sect must be registered in the competent civil registry within 30 days. The last and final argument the researchers want to clarify is the increasing rate of battered wives in the Philippines. The most common violence against women in the Philippines is violence against intimate partners – but married women in the Philippines have no way out. The abuse can be verbal, physical or psychological. According to annual comparative statistics on violence against women (2004-2011), the women`s battery ranked first with 49% of all forms of violence and abuse against women. This is one of the reasons why divorce should be legalized in the Philippines. Today`s women lack self-confidence because they know there are no laws to support them. Couples live together because there is no law that would allow them to separate legally and properly and seek peace and happiness that they could not find in their current partner. “If the divorce law becomes law, I believe more Filipino women will be empowered to fight for their rights and for what is right,” she says.
Among the opponents of this initiative is the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, the brother. Eddie Villanueva, who said divorce will provide couples with “a fast track out of wedlock” that “will degrade the institution into a simplistic contractual relationship that is deprived of its pure meaning and requires lasting commitment. Injecting absolute divorce into society is a safe formula for raising Filipino children without a father and mother. Abelgas, V. (2012, May 29). The Philippines needs a divorce law. Global Balita. Retrieved from globalbalita/2012/05/29/philippines-needs-divorce-law/ Cruz, R. G. (February 21, 2018).
PRO-HOUSE DEBATE BILL 1799 (DIVORCE BILL) PHILIPPINES. Retrieved March 01, 2018, from scribd/document/137669276/DEBATE-PRO-HOUSE-BILL-1799- DIVORCE-BILL-PHILIPPINES Leon, S.L. (2014, October 06). The fight to make divorce legal in the Philippines. Retrieved March 01, 2018, from edition.cnn/2014/10/06/world/asia/philippines-legal-divorce-battle/index Divorce-battle/index Divorce bills have reportedly been introduced in previous legislatures, but they have not come into force. The bill, which has just been passed, has the support of the Speaker of the House, according to MP Edcel Lagman, a supporter of the recently passed bill. Outside the Vatican, the Philippines is the only country without divorce laws The evidence we have gathered comes from articles by Evelyn Ursua (Filipino positive) and Anne Umil (Bulatlat) titled “Why does the Philippines need a divorce law?” and “The divorce law that provides a remedy for women in violent marriages,” an excerpt from Senator Pia Cayetano`s keynote address, annual comparative statistics on violence against women (2004-2011) and a survey result on an online website. MP Luzviminda Ilagan, a representative of the Gabriella Women`s Party, is co-author of the new divorce law. Some think we don`t need a divorce law because the Family Code, which applies to non-Muslim Filipinos, already provides for the termination of marriages by “annulment.” This argument is misleading.
Cancellation is a legal term that has some meaning. The action for annulment is based on certain grounds that occurred at the time of the solemnization of the marriage, such as lack of parental consent and corrupt consent (for example, when a person marries another person at gunpoint). The right to cancellation expires and it is indeed possible to remedy it through ratification through free and voluntary coexistence. But the bill faces strong opposition. Lawmakers like Congressman Elpidio Barzaga Jr., who represents Cavite`s 2nd District, believe allowing a divorce will weaken the backbone of society. These security measures include the provision that a prosecutor is responsible for deciding within six months of the filing of the petition for divorce whether the grounds are valid or whether there is collusion between the parties, and that the court would also apply a judicial dispute resolution mechanism and seek to reconcile the parties within that period. Even without the threat of domestic violence, we should consider the natural course of intimate relationships.