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Over 90% of poll respondents favor divorce in PH



MANILA, Philippines–Over 90 percent of INQUIRER.net readers who answered a poll in the website are in favor of divorce in the Philippines.

In an unofficial poll that ran from December 19 to January 3, 92.44 percent or 40,414 voted “Yes” to the question, “Are you in favor of divorce in the Philippines?”

Only 7.56 percent or 3,306 of poll participants were against divorce.

The poll came out after the controversial Reproductive Health Bill was passed in Congress.

A divorce bill or House Bill No. 1799 was re-filed by Gabriela party list shortly when the 15th Congress started and remained pending at the House of Representatives.

The measure called for “married couples in irreparable marriages another legal remedy that they can resort to in addition to the country’s existing laws on legal separation and annulment.”

Gabriela has been pushing for divorce since the 13th Congress.

The Philippines is the only nation in the world without a divorce law aside from the Vatican.


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  • rayingga

    Good for them if irreconcilable differences stablish in between. Mahirap naman yung eveyday nagmumurahan at umaabot sa sakitan mas lalung bad effect sa mga bata na nakakakita.Wala namang pinagkaiba yan sa annulment so why not para naman mabawasan ang away sa barangay.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3CKTN4Y7PNDL33JQJLHP2RFJKA Piola Pascuall

       ilang beses ALLOWED MAG DIDIVORCE?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JKS7Y3WBUOJPOMTYPCRXSKW7KM Franzeline Perdubal

    No author. What an irresponsible journalism from Inquirer. Tell me how much they paid you to spread lies. 

    • http://twitter.com/erncastillo ern

      what lies are you talking about? Shut up if you are not in favor of divorce. You are so insecure….perhaps your partner will be among the first to apply.

      Inquirer is responsible for the article. What an irresponsible comment from you.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3CKTN4Y7PNDL33JQJLHP2RFJKA Piola Pascuall

         U SHUT UP,, YOU MORON

    • beatmanny

      check your comprehension level.

  • $23257130

    kesa naman magdusa ang dalawang tao kung ayaw na talaga sa isat isa noh. hiwalay na kung hiwalay.

    mabuhay ang divorce. ang tunay na pag asa ng bayan!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3CKTN4Y7PNDL33JQJLHP2RFJKA Piola Pascuall

       DAHIL BA DINIBORSYO NI VILMA SI EDU SA AM?ERIKA PWEDE NA SA PINAS

  • akramgolteb

    Ano naman kaya ang palalabasin ng mga Damaso sa simbahan? Sasabihin na naman nila hindi sangayon ang mga Katolikong Pilipino sa Divorce bill.

  • Twister12

    Hope it’s not as expensive as annullment otherwhise what’s the difference

    • http://twitter.com/erncastillo ern

      annulment is voiding the marriage because it is invalid due to specific reasons in the law. 
      Divorce does not invalidate the marriage…you just legally terminate it.

      • Twister12

        What I mean is the cost to have one.

  • yonoh

    sa america ang daming broken family ok lang sa kanila…………..pero sa pilipino matatanggap kay  ng mga pinoy…………lalo na napakahirap ang pinas……….tapos maghihiwalay pa….whewww…..

    • Twister12

      why not kung nagbubugbugan at minamaltrato nila ang isat isa.

    • http://twitter.com/erncastillo ern

      ang nag aapply naman sa divorce ay yung mentally, psychologically, kung hindi man physically hiwalay na. Mas gusto mo pa ba na yung mag-asawa araw-araw nagsisigawan, nag-aaway at kung minsan, nagkakasakitan pa?

      Matatanggap kamo ng mga pinoy? E bakit kayo mag-aapply ng divorce kung di nyo matatanggap? Usapang mag-asawa ito hindi kabuoan ng pinoy.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EDXEVEFHW2ZT5VWHDWBNM6XGE4 RyanE

    The 7.56% who’s not in favor might be the priests, bishops and members of the church’s clergy.. hehehe

    Seriously, better to give chance to legally-separated couples to remarry instead of just living-in with their new partners because they cannot afford annulment. This will also legitimize the status of their offspring.

    Expect the RC church to again rabidly oppose the proposed divorce bill just like what it did to the RH bill. However, I believe that its influence was already shattered when the RH bill has passed congress and became law.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3CKTN4Y7PNDL33JQJLHP2RFJKA Piola Pascuall

       ILANG BESES PWEDENG MAGREMARRY? HANGGAT HINDI NATATAGPUAN ANG MATINONG ASAWA? ha ha ha LARO?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FKE56ZWNI2XKEVVLZQGRWG7WBI BURADOR—Phil. Voice

    NO DOUBT about it—–As LONG as Catholic in Philippines BEHAVE as they DO at the MOMENTS, —-INTERFERING in POLITICS, CORRUPTION and DISGUSTING STATEMENT from different Catholic PRIEST will JUST MAKE catholic IMAGE WORST———-Catholic FUNCTION of SPIRITUAL Guidance is GONE, instead they are FIGHTING for POWER and GREED—–
    The GOVERNMENT is MORE CREDIBLE than the Catholic church—-

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3CKTN4Y7PNDL33JQJLHP2RFJKA Piola Pascuall

       BUGO K SABI MO LANG YAN,,, KUNDI PA,,, IPAPASOK KA RIN SA SIMBAHAN KUNG MAMATAY KA…(KUNG KATOLIKO KA)

       KREDIBOL DAW ANG GOVERNMENT,,, e paano YANG mga PULIS PATOLA NYO na nangingikil? MGA magNANAKAW SA BIR AT CUSTOM,,, yUNG MAYOR LANG NAMIN AT CONGRESSMAN, ayaw palit palit lang silang MAG asawa at  ANAK,,, KABI-KABILA ANG PAGNANAKAW AT ANG PINATATAKBONG SABUNGAN MAS MARAMI PA SA SIMBAHAN SA AMIN…

       

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FKE56ZWNI2XKEVVLZQGRWG7WBI BURADOR—Phil. Voice

        Piola—-NAKIKITA ko kung GAANO ka KA-AGRESSIBO sa PGDTATANGGOL sa mga DAMASSO—-Iyang UGALI mo na YAN ay SIMILAR sa mga PARE ng KATOLIKO——IYONG mga binaggit mong criminal sa Gobyerno?–Siguradong nasa MISA ng KATOLIKO yan pag linggo—-

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MHBUYPBH6UUEIJXMEVKDCBVENI Roman

    What can you say priest?

  • Observer_din

    NAKUUUU, MAGWAWALA NA NAMAN MGA PARI AT BISHOPS NIYAN !!!!… HAHAHAHA

  • $38346712

    Ang popularidad dili maoy basihan sa moralidad. Ang uso dili kanunay sakto. Kamatuoran maoy sukaranan sa katarong. Kamatuoran magpabiling kamatuoran bisan pag wala nay motuo niini. Si Kristo nga mao ang Dalan, Kinabuhi, ug Kamatuoran nag-ingon : what God has put together, let no man put asunder.

    • beatmanny

      pinoy lang pala ang bansa na may moralidad? if all the other countries are doing it, we should seriously consider our thinking on the matter. malamang may mali na sa atin , kung bakit ngayon tayo na lang ang walang divorce law sa buong mundo.

      • brunogiordano

        “malamang may mali na sa atin ”

        VERY OBVIOUS na ang mali sa atin ay naniniwala dati tayo sa mga sinugaling na mga pari, obispo at cardinal na ang pinasusunod na MORALIDAD ay 200 years behind.

        ‘Yan ay ayon kay CARDINAL MARTINI.

        Ngayon BISTADO na ang kanilang kasinugalingan, madali na maging batas ang DIVORCE sa atin.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3CKTN4Y7PNDL33JQJLHP2RFJKA Piola Pascuall

         TANG A, hindi BA SA BIBIG NI KRISTO GALING HUWAG PAGHIWALAYIN NG TAO ANG PINAGSAMA NG DIYOS.. YAN ANG TURO NG MGA PARI NA GALING SA TURO NI KRISTO,,, IBIG SABIHIN  NALULUMA ANG TURO NI KRISTO? GANUN?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3QBMYPCCPWL5IDWF55BTBVWSAE UPLB-2008-3****

        how sure are you that 

        1) God exists2) Your God/Jesus Christ really said that
        3) what’s written in the Bible is verbatim
        4) (3) is absolute and literal.Prove *beyond reasonable doubt*, otherwise, your belief should be confined to yourself.

  • mad_as_Hamlet

    This is a clear demonstration of the saying that “divorce of the people is divorce of God.”

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PWUMXMSVRFJPACXLBU7QF6ANNU Roger

       On the contrary, divorce was practiced even in the time of our Lord Jesus Christ.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3CKTN4Y7PNDL33JQJLHP2RFJKA Piola Pascuall

         PRACTICE MAN NOONG TIME NI KRISTO pero NABASA KO AT NARINIG KO, SABI RIN NI KRISTO,, HWAG PAGHIWALAYIN NG TAO ANG PINAGBUKLOD NG DIYOS.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3QBMYPCCPWL5IDWF55BTBVWSAE UPLB-2008-3****

        how sure are you that 
        1) God exists2) Your God/Jesus Christ really said that3) what’s written in the Bible is verbatim4) (3) is absolute and literal.Prove *beyond reasonable doubt*, otherwise, your belief should be confined to yourself.

      • AlexanderAmproz

        My Gods are Greek’s or Roman’s, Zeus, Pallas Athena, Diana, Cupidon, Bacchus, Hercules, Hermes for my business bag, clothes and horse riding accessories, my horse is Pegasus, and Atlas the most important as he is carrying the world.
        There are so many other I forget,
        but will remember them in case of need.

        Vulcan(Volcano’s), Poseidon(Neptune), Janus(two faces) could be wrap with the national flag as one of the face is for war.

        For Jesus and THE GOD, still waiting for the proofs, but worry to wait too long and don’t believe miracles.
        THE GOD is absolutely powerful and can do what he want, also to not exist if it is his pleasure, I believe him when he is like that !

        Happy New Years and Merry Christmas, I prayed for a Pajero present, only got a donkey, it didn’t worth to pray, what a waste of time !

  • brunogiordano

    Huwag iboto ang mga kandidato na ALIPIN ng mga pari, obispo at cardinals upang ang DIVORCE bill ay ma ipasa tulad ng pagkain ng PIECE OF CAKE?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3CKTN4Y7PNDL33JQJLHP2RFJKA Piola Pascuall

      e yung alipin ng MGA MASON, MINISTRO AT MGA KULTO,, iboboto din ba?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/BXBYZ5EB467UVJRXK4IOM5BX4Y Todd

    Matthew 5:32King James Version (KJV)
    32 But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RDDM5UQ45HLPPKM66KYEBCMTCE dave

    I can’t even read a good sense of people’s morality in backing up a divorce law. All they can say is a husband and a wife fighting each other. Of which the only way to get out of the marriage is divorce. As if there are no laws in place against domestic violence. Ang kitid kitid na nga ng mga rason, ang baba baba pa ng moralidad. I simply against divorce because the God I’m serving for hates it so much. If my God hates it, I hate it. NO TO DIVORCE LAW.

    • Twister12

      Meaning the rest of the world ay makikitid mga utak at mababa mga moralidad dahil meron silang divorce law?

    • Andrei Mendoza

      who are you to dictate what is morality right and wrong? if you were to live in other parts of the world like in the middle east, having 4 wives is morally right, that maybe morally wrong to you.

      please, save us all of your idiotic thinking , just put a gun in your head and pull the trigger.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3CKTN4Y7PNDL33JQJLHP2RFJKA Piola Pascuall

         SIGURO BABAERO KA

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002207384387 Andrei Mendoza

        backward pa rin ang pag-iisip mo.. 

    • brunogiordano

      Maniwala ka sa nais mong paniwalaan wala kaming pakiaalam dahil karapatan mo iyon.

      Sumamba ka sa nais mong sambahin wala rin pakiaalam dahil karapatan mo iyon.

      SUBALIT huwag mong ipag pilitan na maniwala at sumamba rin kami sa iyong nais.

      Dahil WALA KA RIN PAKIALAM SA AMIN MGA KARAPATAN .

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HOCSZLQBWVGXXI2NZJ2P7LMPHA Leond Yobar

      You lack exposure to whats going on to live life in the fulliest, why live in a grave where you can sleep in a matress. Anyway you cant comprehend that! Jerrrky!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3QBMYPCCPWL5IDWF55BTBVWSAE UPLB-2008-3****

      LIMITS to peacefully settling disputes, DO YOU KNOW IT M01h3rfuC6eR ???!!!!!

  • julieboy

    Just like a lot of our laws that are good,implementation would be the biggest stumbling block.The rich can get away with it with the money they can throw around,the majority of the poor who most likely do not understand the law will go to jail.I have nothing against divorce as the last resort,but applying it in the Philippines,malabo yata.Surveys dont mean anything,but if they know what a divorce law will entail,that will be a different question.Why not ask this question,if divorce is allowed,will you pay alimony to your ex-wife or else go to jail? 

  • mangtom

    Divorce bill or House Bill No. 1799 is a sweet bill. Let’s get it rolling and not wait for 14 years like what happened to the RH Law. Now that the majority of the Pinoys favor such a bill, let’s go and get it over with. I bet crazy mxyz, the cone headed CBCP’s, bgcorg, txtman(woman), Herb the Perv, and all the rest of the sore losers are having nighmares about the prospect of getting this bill rolling. Oh, kasama na rin sina S-otot, Rufus dufus Rodriguez, ImBOBOng, Enrile the Jurassic Park legal counsel, at iba pa.

    Kung magkaroon tayo ng Divorce Law, baka susunod na rin ang Vatican, unless it wants itself to be an odd ball. Well, let’s not worry about the Poop in the Vatican. Wala namang legal na asawa yan. Asa-asawa siguro meron-hula lang, hwag kayong magalit-he-he-he. 

  • mangtom

    yonohCollapsekay  ng mga pinoy…………lalo na napakahirap ang pinas……….tapos maghihiwalay pa….whewww…..sa america ang daming broken family ok lang sa kanila…………..pero sa pilipino matatanggap Sagut: At least, kung divorce ang couple, favor sa mga anak-makakuha ng alimony. Kung walang divorce at ang wife or husband ay nagwawala, zero ang support ng kawawang anak. Mas gusto mo ba yan? Put your place in the shoes of these kids. Also, the ex-wife or ex-husband will be legally able to remarry. In the absence of divorce law, kabit-kabit na lang. Yan din ba ang gusto mo at mga cone heads? 

  • prodigalson60

    BOTH husband and wife have affairs outside their marriage or each living separately with their respective “kabit”. Would you prefer this situation than DIVORCE? Or nobody believes that this situation happens in the PHILIPPINES?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AO6VKORVP6RF3NJ2OW74M3YTXA Jojo

    tiyak susunod naman niyan ipapasa  ay ang same sex marriage na …anong say nio…

    • Twister12

      I don’t think the Filipino people can stomach that.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002207384387 Andrei Mendoza

      ok lang ang same sex marriage, i see no harm in them, one, they don’t multiple, two – since they won’t have children, most likely they will adopt.

      ang tatanggi lang naman sa same sex marriage, yan mga akala mo eh mala-diyos.

    • brunogiordano

      “tiyak susunod naman niyan ipapasa ay ang same sex marriage na …anong say nio…”

      Tama ka diyan!!!

      Doon sa mga anti-same sex marriage, Subukan ninyong awayin ang mga gay at lesbians ng makita ninyo ang hinahanap ninyo.

  • Muhamad chan

    Divorce law sagot sa mga babaero™, tambay, at nambubugbog na asawa

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002207384387 Andrei Mendoza

      divorce law din ang sagot sa mga makakating babae, umuubos ng kinitang pera ng asawa.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3RMNEZCQQHXWOQRXJROQ2CORFU Homer Guo

    wag kasing magpapakasal kung may option kayong hiwalayan. kapag nagpatali dapat walang option ng hiwalay. marriage is work. pinaghihirapan yan. di lang feeling.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HOCSZLQBWVGXXI2NZJ2P7LMPHA Leond Yobar

      Can you read the future? What if your wife is a vampire slayer will you still sleep with her and live in hell thoughout your life? Life is precious why live in jail where the only fortress is to cut that metal ring in court!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002207384387 Andrei Mendoza

      you sir, a complete moron!

  • Jesse_Bruce_Pinkman

    Annulment – the act or process of unmarrying the couple. When you are annulled, it is as if you haven’t gotten married at all. So if we are going to talk about the properties from the perspective of annulment, all properties acquired by either party during the period when they were married shall not be subject to conjugation. The court may order the guilty party to pay the other. One may marry again but the history of being married is voided. Annulment can simply be described as the remedy for a marriage that was accomplished through fraud. Anything  found to be fraudulent in law is deemed to be non-existent.

    Divorce – act or process of separating a couple. Divorce grants one or either party the right to be lawfully not bound or under the custody of another. All properties acquired during the marriage, or anything that one party acquires, which the other has knowledge of, is subject to conjugation and must be legally divided, either by court judgment or by settlement. Either party may marry again but he or she carries with him/her the record of having been married.

    Grounds for annulment:
    1. No parental consent for a person above 18 and below 21
    2. Mental illness at the time of marriage
    3. Marriage was accomplished by fraud with one party having knowledge of it.
    4. Consent of one party to be married was obtained by force, intimidation, threat, or undue influence
    5. One party is unable to fulfill sexual obligations
    6. One party is afflicted by an incurable sexually transmissible disease at the time of marriage.
    7. Separation without communication, no matter how long is not a ground for annulment. There is no law that can annul a marriage automatically. Only a judge can annul, nullify, or void a marriage.

    Grounds for divorce (general prevailing grounds in other countries as Philippines does not have a divorce law):
    1. Adultery
    2. Drunkenness
    3. Physical incapacity
    4. Desertion
    5. Imprisonment
    6. Cruel treatment
    7. Irreconcilable differences

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3CKTN4Y7PNDL33JQJLHP2RFJKA Piola Pascuall

      ilang beses DAPAT MAGDIVORSYO? hanggat hindi natatagpuan ang RIGHT SPOUSE? DAPAT WALANG ANAK SA IIWANANG ASAWA. ABA E KUNG BAWAT ISANG HIHIWALAYAN KO E MAGIIWAN AKO NG ISANG ANAK,,, ABA E BIGO ANG RH BILL

    • sophion

      Annulment:
      You went through the ceremomy, vows, blessings…
      Lived as married couples…
      had kids…
      and then “as if you haven’t gotten married at all”.
      What a stupid childish palusot.

      in reality Annulment is simply a backward form of divorce that is only available to the rich.

      • Jesse_Bruce_Pinkman

        Well, that’s what the law says. We can’t do anything.

  • http://www.facebook.com/simoun.magaalahas.10 Simoun Magaalahas

    Sa mga hindi magkasundong mag asawa at mga babaero  pabor itong batas na ito pero sa mga Pari at mga conserbatibong pamilya malaking isyu ito…. 

  • barbara sanchez

    The poll is very inaccurate. As usual, PDI is being paid again by the politicians who are in favor of divorce.

  • Crysis_III

    Divorce law will protect the children.. Right now ang daming mga bata ang walang supporta from their parents kasi basta-basta nalang iwanan ang mga bata. If the divorce law will be passed it will provide protection to both parties. Kung babaero ka, mas malaki ang gastos mo, kasi you have to support the kids. Hindi ka makatakas. Kaya isa rin itong hindrance sa mga babaero…

    • superpilipinas

      Divorce law will also harm the children. Look at the US and Europe, most juveniles and criminals are children of divorcees! Abuse are usually committed by step-parents.

      With divorce, couples will marry in a split second because they know they can divorce. The problem is when they bear children.

      To protect the children, we don’t need Divorce law. We need harsher penalties for child neglect and abuse. We also need public facilities for marriage and parent counseling.

      Parents can split but they can’t re-marry. That would be their punishment. That will discourage them from getting into quick marriage. They should think and know each other for years before committing to a “till death do us part” relationship.

      Laws should be created to strengthen the protection of children. If the parents choose to separate because of their mistake, they should bear the incovenience. The laws should force them to take care of the well being of the children or face jail time or penalties.

      My suggestion:
      Barangay captains should be tasked to look after the well being of the children in their areas. They should be allowed to make visitations and team up with DSWD and the Police to make sure children are not abandoned or abused. First offense is a warning and requires couples to attend counseling. Second offense sends erring parent to jail time and sends their children to DSWD for a month. third offense is 6 months jail time.

      • rock7222

        Most crimes in the US are Not committed by children from Divorce families.

        I believe you are Confusing them with children from Single Parent Households in Poor Inner city neighborhoods. You are talking about children of mostly poor & uneducate women who got pregnant but NEVER got married.

        These was most prevalent in the 1970′s, 1980′s & 1990,s especially among Lower Income Black & Hispanic communities living in mosty Inner cities in the US.

        Women who have NEVER married but got pregnant 2,3 even 4 times from in some cases different fathers.

        Their kids grow up in Tough, Poor, Drug Infested neighborhoods & grow up to commit crimes.

        This is Totally Different from Millions of Divorce families from middle class & rich communities.

        No doubt children who grow up from Stable, Two parent households will likely have a more stable, peaceful, even loving environment.

        But there are many millions of american children of divorce parents who turn out just fine. Many become very successful as adults.

        Ex President Bill Clinton & current President Barack Obama are products of Divorce parents. Both men reached the top & graduated from Yale Law School  & Harvard Law school respectively.

        Republican Presidential Candidate for 2008 John McCain is from a divorced family & is divorced himself.

        I all walks of society today, from Wall Street CEO’s to Politicians & Business Owners -millions are products of divorce housueholds.

        Not to mentioned, Repeated Studies done show that kids who grow up in households that involves constant ” Fighting” between their parents or witness abusive relationships at home are 20 TIMES more likely to have Psychological long term damage.

          

      • AlexanderAmproz

        Well said !

  • opinyonlangpo

    This law is a relief for the people who feels imprisoned in a jail called marriage, it should be approved urgently.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3CKTN4Y7PNDL33JQJLHP2RFJKA Piola Pascuall

       RELEIF? ILANG BESES BA ALLOWED MAG DIVORCE, KAPAG SABLAY ULI AFTER MAG-REMARRY? 2x , 3x, AT BAWAT PAG AASAWA MAG KAROON NG ISANG ANAK,, THEN MAGAASAWA ULI,, AT MAGKAKAANAK NAMAN NG ISA, AT ISA ULI SA PANIBAGONG ASAWA,,,,

      HA HA HA multiple MARRIAGES AND MULTIPLE CHILDREN ? kala ko BA rh bill is to control population?

      • opinyonlangpo

        Thats a hyperbole. Have you read the draft of the law yet?  Anyway, this article is about divorce so sober up a bit.

      • sophion

        keep on trying until you succeed. anong masama dun?

      • Crysis_III

        lagot ka kapag marami kang anak. Under divorce law you have to support alimony on each kid. Hindi basta-basta mo lang iwanan. Bayaran mo rin yung asawa mo.. This is a hindrance sa mga babaero. Sa ngayon hindi well painted ang law about this. Kaya may mga bata na palaboy at walang mga magulang. Tayo lang ang country na walang divorce.

    • superpilipinas

      he-he-he. they should not have married in the first place. if they committed stupidity and made a big mistake, they should swallow their mistake and live up to their responsibilities.

      • opinyonlangpo

        I agree. You are lucky you and your family have no need for such law. Ths law is again for those who didn’t chose their partners well.

  • superpilipinas

    Divorce is another patch to a problem. It is not a solution to the root cause.

    No to divorce.

    If we allow Divorce, then what’s next? Abortion, Assisted Suicide, Incest, ….

    • sophion

      it is a solution! if you have a better solution then tell us!

      • superpilipinas

        It is not a solution. It is a patch because the problem is failed marriage. A solution prevents or fixes a failed marriage.

        Divorce can’t prevent or fix a failed marriage. Do you understant the logic now?

        Divorce further encourages marriages to fail. When it becomes easy to separate, any reason, even a simple excuse, can motivate a person to seek divorce. It is very common in the US. And who suffers?…the children.

        How do you prevent or fix a failed marriage?

        1. Do not allow Divorce. When people know they will not be allowed to re-marry and have no way of getting out of marriage, then they tend to be more careful choosing their lifetime partner. If they make this big mistake, then they should stand by their own mistake and swallow it.

        2. Create laws to protect spouse and children. Harsh penalties or jail time should be imposed on parents who neglect, abuse, cheat, or abandon their spouse and children. With harsh laws, men and women will think a thousand times before getting into a “till death do us part” marriage or bear children. 

        Too much “freedom” like in “developed countries” are producing more problems to society. People are abusing freedom and becoming more irresponsible of their actions.

    • AlexanderAmproz

      Abortion is the pregnant women decision during the first few weeks.

      How can you imagine to obliged a women to bear an unwanted baby,
      are you a criminal ?

      A women own her body and nobody else, she knows better than everybody else what she want or not, it’s her life, not yours !

      Assisted Suicide in developed places like Singapore, Japan or HK, of course !

      With a non curable diminutive sickness, is it more civilized to jump out of the Hospital window ?

      Not wise for the Philippines as there are already too many “unwanted” assisted Suicide’s and it’s a dangerous backward place, some socials evolutions are missing for the moment, probably still for long time. Most developed countries like Northern Europe and Switzerland, have it since more than 20 years, conservative France is going to have it soon, no problems for the moment. Those mentioned countries are hundreds time better than the Philippines on any view points…

      Incest will never be allowed for genetical reasons,
      as producing monsters is criminal and will become a societal problem.

      • superpilipinas

        He-he-he. Allowing women to abort is like encouraging them to be like fffckng dogs and cats. Being human they, should control themselves and prevent having unwanted babies.

        A woman’s life is hers. But a baby’s life is not hers.  

        Assisted suicide is NOT allowed in Singapore, Japan, and HK. Use your internet browser to learn the facts.

        There are only very few countires allowing assisted suide. Google it.

        Incest is already allowed is some liberal countries and some states in the US(cousins). Read more in the internet.

        Those developed countries who had too liberal culture are now suffering from the effects. Just look at Singapore and Norway…now they are underpopulated and trying to undo the effects of their population control but is failing. Soon their own locals will be the minorities of their own countries.

      • AlexanderAmproz

        I will not swap Holland, Switzerland or France with HK my favorite city or Japan I love so much zen attitude.
        Philippines was OK for scuba diving, but no more corals and fishes, still have tropicals fruits, but pesticides and fertilizers loaded.
        What left authentic in this charming and beautiful Country, a Feudal Clergy with Trapos and an ugly Plutocratic system, a prolific and hopeless poverty, Nature and Biodiversity almost totally destroyed, 30 millions peoples don’t eat every days, infants mortality records, even most of the country watershed are polluted, no more water in Manila and Cebu, children’s with Leaded blood, undernourish, even sitting in an export food basket, all of those while singing with the Bishop to get an imaginary Paradise while destroying for ever a real one.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

      NAHAWAHAN KA NG BALIW NA OBISPO MAHILIG SA PADASAL SABIHAN MO OBISPO PAG MALAYO PA BAGYO DASALAN NILA NG DI TUMAMA SA PINAS PURO SILA FAIRTLES IDIOTS!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

    SATANAS CARNIVAL TAGLE DAMASO!! BRAIN WASH PILIPINOS TO BE IDIOT AND STUPID!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

    SANA ISUNOD NA BATAS AY BUWISAN ANG PARASITE KATOLIBAN CHURCH DAHIL SA 17BILLION SHARE SA PHILIPPINE STOCK EXCHANGE AT KUNG ANO ANO PANG CORPORASYON ALAM KO NA SASABIHIN NI BISHOP MAY CHARITY KAMI PAKAIN LUGAW  LUSOT NA WALA NG BUWIS SATANAS LANG ANG GUMAGAWA NITO AT MAS MASAHOL PA SA PAG NANAKAW!! PAG BINUWISAN YAN MARAMING MAPAKAKAIN NA BATANG HUBO!!

  • TEAM PNOY

    The divorce law will be good for the lawyers, this will be their bread and butter.

    • sophion

      very good. this will create more jobs!

  • ManongOsang

    HYPOCRISY of  some Filipinos !

    The ONLY NATION ( other than the Vatican City) in the ENTIRE WORLD that STILL DOES NOT HAVE DIVORCE !!!

    Akala ng iba natin kababayan that IF we Continue to have NO DIVORCE in the Philippines, it will somehow HIDE, PREVENT, PRETEND, &  SWEEP UNDER THE RUG  the Fact that there are MILLIONS upon MILLIONS of Filipino Adults TODAY who have PERMANENTLY SEPARATED from their Husbands & Wives !!! If Fact  there are MILLIONS of Filipino adults who are either on their 2nd or even 3rd  relationaship AFTER PERMANENTLY Separating from their ORIGINAL marriage partner.

    Wala na tayo sa 1950′s, 1960′s ! We are in 2012. And UNFORTUNATELY, Whether We Like to ADMIT it or Not, MASAKIT Man tanggapin or HINDI- Filipino Marriages just like the Rest of The World TODAY has seen a DRAMATIC RISE in FAILED MARRIAGES !!!!

    There is NO POINT in HIDING that fact !!!

    In the United States, the DIVORCE RATE among Catholics is 50% ! The Divorce rate among Non-Catholics is ALSO about 50%.

    In Europe, the DIVORCE RATE among Catholics is about 55% !

    In the Philippines, there are NO OFFICIAL Stats of PERMANENTLY SEPARATED Couples because there is NO DIVORCE!!!

    But All You have to do is LOOK at Upper Middle Class & Wealthy Filipinos who CAN AFFORD Applying & Paying for an ANNULMENT !!!

    I graduated high school from the Ateneo De Manila . I graduated college at the University of the Philippines. I can tell you from FIRST HAND Account- I would say CONSERVATIVELY, about 35%-45% of my high school classmates & my College batchmates at UP have FAILED Marriages !!!

    In fact, a Good Number are NOW Happily & Permanently Living with the 2nd family that they built after their initial FAILED Marriages !!!!

    Many have children from their 1st marriage & also children current permanently relationship.

    My wife is an Alumnae of the Assumption Convent in San Lorenzo Village Makati for High School & she is a college graduate of De La Salle University.

    SAME EXACT STORY for her !!! About 30%-40% of her batchmates in Assumption & DLSU have Unfortunately permanently SEPARATED from their husband or wife !!!

    The Good news is MANY, just like my classmates, have FOUND HAPPINESS with another person.

    In many cases, that person they found Happiness & Love with is ALSO a product of a Failed marriage!!!

    Ganyan po ang buhay !!! People make mistakes because there is SIMPLY NO GUARANTEES that the person you fell in love with is also be the person you spend the rest of your life!!!

    We are in our 50′s !!! Kung ang samin ay 30%-45% of Permanently Separated or Annulled , I have heard countless stories of  even HIGHER Numbers among the YOUNGER generation who are in their 20″s, 30″s & 40′s !!!!

    THAT is LIFE !!!

    PRETENDING or PREVENTING Filipinos to DIVORCE Does Not & Will Not Solve the problem!!!

    People & Society Evolve !!!!

    THE ONLY TRUE FACT HERE that makes the Case for DIVORCE in the Philipines a Must is…

    Just like the RH Bill where Middle Class, Upper Middle Class & Wealthy Filipinos USE & CAN EASILY AFFORD Condoms & Pills and have been using them for decades  while millions upon millions of lower middle class & poor Filipinos could NEVER afford these family planning tools…

    its the SAME ISSUE with DIVORCE !!!

    Upper Middle Class & Wealthy Filipinos have ALWAYS had ACCESS to ANNULMENT because they can afford the VERY EXPENSIVE process of annulment.

    You see Business people, Executives, Professional Athletes, Actors & Actresses ALL filing for Annulment in HUGE numbers in the past 25 years!!!

    Sa most middle class & Lower income people, THEY WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO LEGALLY START FRESH with their New Found  Partner & their offsprings BECAUSE they WILL NEVER be able to AFFORD the EXPENSIVE Fees of Annulment !!!

    So just like the RH Bill, its really a case of HYPOCRISY & UNEQUAL ACCESS!

    Filipinos with Money Can & have been using contraceptives for decades & have also been Getting Annulments for their Failed Unhappy Marriages.

    While Filipinos who Cannot Afford will NEVER have access to this!!

    Yes, I am talking about the 80% of ALL Filipinos who will NEVER be able to afford the expenses of Annulment!!!

    STOP BEING IN DENIAL !!! Whether you like it or Not, Society today Globally has evolve!!!

    Being a Battered Wife, being a Martyr, or just Accepting Adultery, or Staying in a Marriage because of SHAME or Embarassment is NO LONGER Acceptable to Most Adults !!!

    Most people today Just Want Happines & a 2nd Chance in Life !!!

    I will GUARANTEE that Most Adults here who are in their Mid 20′s to 50,60, 70 yrs old KNOW of someone, whether a sibling, a cousin, a relative, a friend , a neighbor, a former classmates who have SEPARATED from their spouse!!!!

    In the OFW Community alone, there are MILLIONS of Filipino marriages that have been destroyed permanentl due to the unfortunate situation of Physical Separation for many years !!!

    STOP PRETENDING that Philipine Society is somehow different ! We are ALL humans.

    You have to ACCEPT & ADMIT the fact that being Catholic today does NOT & has NOT prevented Catholic couples from Disolving their marriages permanently

    Things has CHANGED DRAMATICALLY from 30-40 years ago!!!

    Everyone deserves a 2nd, 3rd chance in Happiness !!!
     
    I am thankfully VERY HAPPILY MARRIED! But I am VERY SENSITIVE & EMPHATIZE with MILLIONS of Filipinos who had the courage to WALK AWAY from a Unhappy, in many cases from a mentally or physically abusive relationships. They also deserve a 2nd chance in life!!!

    • sophion

      very well said, manong osang!

    • superpilipinas

      Divorce does not help anything. It just makes problems worse. The worst affected are the children. Divorce just makes it convenient for stupid couples who decide to marry prematurely in the first place. Children are also prone to abuse and neglect by step parents.

      So make those couples suffer by not being able to marry again. They don’t deserve to get married again.  

      I care about the children. So let’s not make law to enable Divorce. But let’s make laws to protect and provide welfare for children. Let’s make harsh laws to punish parents who neglect their children.

      In the US and European countries, most juveniles and criminals are products of divorce. I live in the US but I don’t want to copy their liberal culture. What’s next? Legalized marijuana, Abortion, Aided suicide, Same sex marriage, …. Nope!   

  • simondj

    Do you know why actor/ actress marry many times? It is generally accepted fact that actors/actresses usually encounter sex outside of marriage many times. This encounter with someone else will leave a mark on his/her memory which can never be erased in the entire duration of his life. If he accumulate a hundred or two hundred encounters, that encounters will definitely affects his decision making later on. So mentally, he is disturbed. Now let us examine his emotion, in sex encounter you are actually giving yourself to someone else, if you give yourself a hundred times to different partner you are emptying yourself, or you are making yourself of no reputation  or  you are cutting yourself into pieces. You can no longer meet the enjoyment/satisfaction God has given you because your emotion is shattered. God gave us this gift of feeling of satisfaction for husband and wife only, if an intruder interfere, the feeling will be lost. And if the feeling is lost, naturally one will try to find it again and again. In another explanation, God is destroying them physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually as He promised.

    • AlexanderAmproz

      What about a drop out, gambler, alcoholic and womanizer for President ?
      For those questions, every care for his own business as long Children’s not involved.

      One advise, care your own business and don’t interfere in others privacy.

      Your considerations are errants, you should drink less Kinutil and avoid brain masturbation.

      Did you are a Priest jailed by the chastity perversion ?

    • superpilipinas

      They do it because they can do it. just like fffckng stray dogs and cats. No sense of morality.

  • superpilipinas

    Divorce encourages failed marriages and very weak commitment to family. No good!

    • rock7222

      Superpilinas,

      3 to 4 out of 10 Filipino marriages have dissolved in the last 25 years INSPITE  having NO Divorce Laws in the Philippines. Despite the fact that 8 out of 10 Filipinos are Catholic.

      Divorce Laws DID NOT & COULD NOT HAVE caused the yearly break up of Filipino marriages since WE do not & have Never had Divorce laws.

      Whats the point. Laws Do Not Cause the break-up of relationships. People are the cause!

      REMEMBER that !

      There are millions of Filipinos who have renewed Happiness, a New Partner  & have created a New Family who deserves to LEGALLY be recognized. Especially their children who will always be UNFAIRLY considered ” Anak sa Labas” all their lives just because their parents Can Never Marry under Philippine laws.

      In addition, in most cases, their Ex partners have also found Renewed Happines with a different man or woman & also deserved to legally marry again.

      Trying to Pretend or Play Blind to the Reality of Society does NOT benefit anybody.

      A poor, 3rd world struggling country like the Philippines is the ONLY country in the ENTIRE WORLD with no Divorce !!!

      All the other Family of  nations Can’t be wrong !!!!

      Japan has had divorce for many many years. Yet, Japan’s dissolved marriages are MUCH LESS than the separation in the Philippines!

      It just proves & shows you that Divorce is caused by people, NOT Laws!

      Whether you can accept it or not, the reality is Philippine society today is that a SIGNIFICANT ENOUGH percent of the Population of marriages have ended in Failed Marriages !

      Why?? That’s a whole other topic.

      But PREVENTING Divorce in the Philippines does not solve the failure of marriages!   

  • rock7222

    I am a Psychologist & my wife is a Doctor.

    We migrated to the United States 31 years ago to take my Masters in Pyschology & Counseling. While my wife took her medical residency. She has been a Pediatrician for over 20 years.

    We still visit the Philippines every year & collaborate with Physicians in Manila in order to help. 

    Some quick points in response to other postings here.

    1) Failed Marriages are at a ALL-TIME high in the Philippines today. It is prevalent in ALL sectors of society. Rich, middle class & poor, Catholics & Non-Catholics, residents of Metro Manila & Provinces, and is Prevalent in ALL Age groups ! Even Filipinos in their 50′s are deciding to part ways.

    2) The spike in Failed Marriages in the Philippines started showing up in the mid to late 1970′s These are Filipinos who were teenagers & College students of the 1960′s.

    3) Today, it is estimated that 3.8 out of 10 married Filipinos separate every year. The numbers have risen every single year for the past 10 years. My Filipino Marriage counselors predict that in the next 5 years, Filipino marriages that end in separation could very likely hit the 45 percent mark.

    4) Repeated Studies by the American Medical Association, American Psychologist Associations, and European child psychologist groups have Consistently & Repeatedly shown that Children who grow up in a household that involves Constant Conflict & Fighting between their parents have experienced long term psychological damage when they become adults. It is even magnified when  Alcohol, Drugs or Adultery by either parent is experienced by the child growing up.

    My point?  Staying in a marriage for the sake of the children or for religious reasons has proven to be damaging particularly for marriages that involved verbal, mental or physical abuse, alcohol, drugs or adultery.

    In fact, study after study in the last 20 year across the world of adults growing up in families of parents who decided to stay together but had a very poor quality marriage with lots of instances of fighting, yelling, mental & verbal attacks, even physical attacks RESULTED in DEEP mental & psychological Damage to their children as their mature into becoming adults.

    Many children actually repeat that cycle when they find their partners & marry later in life.

    Staying in a marriage no matter what is NOT & has NEVER been a solution .

    Its a Myth that is pushed by Religious groups but is strongly contested by the medical profession.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZWTTKJTI57YO7TZBJC66GA2OLU dennis

    Look and remember those table of statistics showed above,92.44% voted “YES”…Isn´t it a co-incidence dahil hindi nagkakalayo ang (%) total percentage of Catholic Christian sa Pilipinas? At ganun din sa total no# of our population as of now which is nearing to 95million Filipinos in our country?Well,unofficial poll lang naman yan but the result is quite certain near to the truth! Kaya nga lang,this is NOT the right time to discuss this matters and it will take a very long and hard battle.

  • $38346712

    Ang prinsipyo nga unsay uyonan sa kinadaghan maoy sakto usa ka dakong hulga sa kinabuhi sa mga inosente. Mao kini ang naglansang ni Kristo, ug nagbuhi ni Barabas.

  • disqusted0fu

    If these are the same people who answer the surveys about Pnoy’s performance, I am not surprised with the results. For all we know, the divorce bill could be a request of sister Kris from brother Pnoy

  • Todd Markley

    As you can see from my photo, I am American.  I am deeply in love with a Filipina who is trapped in a failed marriage with two children.  She lives with relatives who feed her and her children.  She receives no financial support from her husband at all.  In fact, the “husband” has never even seen his youngest child who is now 8.  He went overseas 13 years ago and only came home four times in 5 years for less than three months at a time.  He met another Filipina abroad and they have been together for years living in sin.  The children live in extreme poverty because she has not received support.  How a man can conceive a child and never provide support and never see that child should be deemed some form of mental incapacity.  However, it takes thousands of US dollars and years of time for the slim possibility of an annulment.  Had it not been for my assistance, she would not have been able to afford to even try to get an annulment.  Her children would have literally nothing for Christmas.  They would miss boy scout camps in a “public” school because they could not afford to go.  They will permanently be scared from what this “husband” did to them.  If there was a divorce, they could be here with me now, living in a three-bedroom house with air conditioning, electricity, flushing toilets, with a father who would love them dearly as his own.  Which is a greater sin:  keeping a child locked in this situation where they cannot escape, or allowing them the opportunity for a new life with a loving father who has a great job?  God will judge each and every one of us for OUR OWN sins.  Which is the greater sin – punishing the innocent wife and children while the “husband” is free to continue as an adulterer abroad or maintaining a law that keeps these innocent wives and children in bondage?  Government and society cannot act as judge over others.  Only God can judge others when it is their time.  Free these people and leave the judging to God. 



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