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Risa Hontiveros: Time to discuss divorce

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(Editor’s Note: INQUIRER.net is reposting a Philippine Daily Inquirer story on former Akbayan Representative Risa Hontiveros with some corrections.)

Risa Hontiveros. INQUIRER.net file photo

SAN PABLO CITY, Philippines—People should start talking about divorce in the Philippines in light of the growing number of cases of marital abuse and child beatings, former Akbayan Representative Risa Hontiveros told the Philippine Daily Inquirer in a recent telephone interview.

“It is high time that we talk about divorce [measures, considering] the cases of wife beatings, child beatings, marital rape, and incest,” said Hontiveros, who is a known feminist-activist.

Hontiveros was interviewed by the Inquirer right after she attended a Valentine’s Day mass wedding ceremony in Sta. Rosa, Laguna.

The initial Inquirer story on the mass wedding and the interview erroneously stated that Hontiveros made the comments about divorce to the 450 newlyweds at Sta. Rosa.

Hontiveros issued a clarification on Twitter on Saturday, saying she did not talk about divorce at the mass wedding.

In the interview, the Inquirer asked Hontiveros what she told the newlyweds. She said she wished them “a long and lasting love.”

Her comments on divorce were in response to questions from the Inquirer about her stand on divorce and her programs if elected senator.

Hontiveros said people need to start discussing divorce but the matter of legislating divorce should be carefully studied first.

Marriage means two people “sharing everything, (including) personal achievements,” she said, adding that a family is a “microcosm” of the Philippine society.

“I believe harmonious societies start with harmonious families,” she told the Inquirer.

Hontiveros, who is running for senator under the administration’s Team PNoy, was invited as a guest at the mass wedding ceremony, a civil rite annually held on Valentine’s Day in Sta. Rosa, and sponsored by the city government. It was presided over by Sta. Rosa City Mayor Arlene Arcillas, herself an LP member and a re-electionist.

Hontiveros went to the mass wedding with senatorial candidates Bam Aquino and Sonny Angara, after which they proceeded to this city for the Team PNoy proclamation rally with President Benigno Aquino III in the afternoon.

Hontiveros, who ran but lost in the 2010 senatorial race, supported legislation for women’s rights, higher health benefits, and cheaper medicines.


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  • vaporub123

    tama ka dyan ng hindi magiging kawawa ang mga battered wives and husbands at wala ng mababasa sa mga diyaryo na inaapi ang mga ito.

  • limcat

    in a wedding ceremony? LOL  … i dont think thats the right time & place to talk about divorce

  • observer1356

    I agree with Risa along with the rest of open-minded citizens who face this issue without hypocrisy. It’s time to consider legalizing divorce in the Philippines… In fact, it’s long overdue…

    I’ll include you, Risa, on my list of senators to vote.

  • Kumander Chameleon

    SALAULA KA KASI KAYA GUSTO MO PATI BABAENG PILIPINA AY MAGING KAGAYA MO. BAKIT HINDI NA LANG IKAW ANG MAGPAKABABOY! NO WONDER HANGGANG NGAYON WALA KANG MATINONG KARELASYON DAHIL IKAW ANG LARAWAN NG ISANG BABAENG SINASALAULA ANG KATAWAN. PWEDENG MAKIPAGTALIK MASKI KANINO BASTA HINANAP NANG KATAWAN MO. ANG KASAL AY SAGRADO! MAY KAAKIBAT NA RESPONSIBILIDAD AT SAKRIPISYO, PAGPAPAKASAKIT AT PAGTITIIS! KUNG HINDI MO KAYANG HARAPIN ANG MGA PANGANIB NITO BAKIT KA MAGPAPAKASAL? DAPAT ANG ILLEGALIZE NYO AY ANG PAGSASAMA NG HINDI KASAL! BOBO! BAKIT NYO PAPAKI-ALAMAN YUNG MGA TAONG GUSTONG MAGPAKASAL! KUNG IPAPASA NINYO ANG DIBORSYO IBIG NUN SABIHIN WALA NG HALAGA ANG PAGPAPAKASAL SAPAGKAT WALA NA ANG MAHALAGANG ESENSYA NITO! YUNG SAKRIPISYO AT PAGTITIIS! KAYA NGA MATATALO KA ULIT DAHIL HINDI KA NAG-IISIP!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6ODLDBBLVPVJCOODC6Y4CKJTVA lex

      Ikaw yata ang kulang sa pag-iisip. Kampon ka ba ni PADRE DAMASO? Hindi naman sinabi na Risa na makipag DIVORCE ng walang matinding dahilan. Highlight nga niya ang kahalagahan ng kasal at ng pamilya. Nagpakasal ang dalawang pusong nagmamahalan upang bumuo ng pamilya at mabuhay ng masaya.

      Pero kung ang PAMBUBUGBOG at PANANAKIT lalo na physically ay naging habit na,
      bat ka magtitiis? Yong ibang problema, like financial,misunderstanding, individual difference, ok lang yon puede pagtiisan hanggang ma settled PERO KUNG GINUGULPI ka, ibang usapan na yan.

      Halimbawa ikaw ang BABAE, pinalaki ka ba ng magulang mo para lang BUGBUGIN ng IBANG TAO? NO WAY!

      UNLESS, KUMANDER CHAMELEON ikaw ang binubugbog ni misis mo, aba’y tiisin mo na nga lang. hehehe….

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

      ITO ANG TAONG TALANGKA HIPOKRITO PA! TALANGKA TUTA NI DAMASO!

  • TwiggyRamirez

    “Hontiveros, arriving here for an administration election campaign rally, said she wished the brides and their grooms “a long and lasting love” but maintained that divorce should be an option specially for women in abusive relationships.”

    — it’s about time.

  • Jose Andres Apolinario

    A wedding is a happy event, where two people vow to take care of each other, for better or for worse, till death do us part.

    Risa Hontiveros is insensitive, if not stupid, to bring up divorce during such a joyful event.
    I am not voting for tactless and stupid candidates.

  • Guest

    Every woman has the right to safe and satisfying sex. But that’s not the reason why Risa is pushing for divorce. In fact, she doesn’t need it since her husband is dead. She’s doing this for all Filipino women, all Filipino mothers, all Filipino daughters, all Filipino sisters and all Filipino wives. She wants every Filipino to f*ck freely and f*ck off if f*cking no longer works safely and satisfactorily.

    If you want safe and satisfying sex, vote for Risa. If you want to f*ck freely, vote for Risa. If you want to f*ck somebody else but the law prevents you from doing so, vote for Risa.

    For a better f*cking Philippines, let’s vote Risa for senator.

    Mabuhay si Risa the f*cking senator.

    • adriel0104

      i love to f*ck her but to vote NEVER!

      • Guest

        I’m not sure if I’d like, she’s somewhat of a free spirit back in Ateneo, doing all sorts of feminist f*cking until she got all yeasty and sickly. I’d stay away from her, just to be safe and satisfied.

    • gikiness

       TALANGKA NA, IPOKRITO PA

      • Guest

        kaw naman, wala namang masama sa sinabi ko. baka gusto mo si Risa, okay lang yun. basta mag goma ka lang, tadtad na ng sakit ang peck-peck niya. kaw rin.

    • muddygoose

      Hmmm. Relihiyoso ka ano?

      • Guest

        Hindi naman. Nakakarimarim lang ang peck-peck ni Risa pag nakita mo na. Yeasting-yeasty. May sakit na nga yung baba nya, positive pa sa paraffin galing sa daliri ni Ronaldo Llamas.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6ODLDBBLVPVJCOODC6Y4CKJTVA lex

        Ang mga BASTOS na katulad mo dapat di binibigyan ng puwang dito sa BLOG. Matuto kang magrespeto sa mga babae ( WATCH UP YOUR WORDS !) Puede mo naman sabihin ng maayos yong idea mo pero wag mong bastusin si RISA kung di mo sya gusto. BABAE RIN ANG INA MO!

  • dorothyanne88

    Aquino if he wants a clean slate or an overwhelming majority outcome of his senatoriables must caution Hontiveros or to the most place a gag order on her to this instant refrain from roiling the senses of the voters oppugn to divorce or the RH law for election is addition not substraction as what she is doing by  averring her support to the divorce law.

    Hontiveros shall surely lose due to her moronic style of campaign but the clear chances of her party mates must not be sacrificed so a measure ought to be undertaken by Aquino to salvage the others in particular the LP candidates occupying the 10, 11 and 12 survey slate. There are at least millions of electorates against divorce and the RH law and they are the swaying votes to the tail ends.

  • rethinking_madness

    She wanted Ramas to be emancipated from his marriage.
    Why? 

  • just_anotherperson

    Kasalan ang okasyon tapos ang gusto isulong ay divorce.  

  • joshmale2004

    This Inquirer news is confusing as it can put Hontiveros in a bad taste or the other way to the readers. It is very important that Inquirer should have mentioned the scenario of this statement by Hontiveros. Was the statement done as a speech in front of the mass wedded couple or was it said in an ambush interview with Riza away from these couples. These are two varying and different scenarios which could produce opposite effects to us readers.

  • graciano82

    Hontiveros sealed the fate of her candidacy by her lack of advisers/think tank who should have crafted her campaign agenda. It’s a pity that she won’t be included in the slate of winners considering that she has the political savvy. It can’t be denied but rather be appreciated that she can see eye to eye with the likes of Drilon, cayetano et al in the senate but she took the wrong turn towards vote gaining via angering the Christians opposed to divorce. It’s fait accompli. she’s now a loser. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PUW7UXRWMOUWUDZQMQODGNKJ6Q Read

      Following the Leftist line,  RHB (Riza Hotiveros
      Baraquel or Reproductive Health Bill) is inclined to the culture of DEATH
      (Divorce, Euthanasia, Abortion(RHB), Total Depopulation, and Homosexual
      Marriage)

  • http://www.facebook.com/adel.reyes Adel Caringal Reyes

    this show HONTIVEROS have no RESPECT..mag rally ka na ulit sa KALYE mo isigaw ulit yan.. dun ka naman bagay..kaya nung last halalaan sa kangkukan ka pinulot..

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IGLQQ2TTZF3BAWUHUWLFWVPZDE Vladymir

      Bakit lahat ba ng natalo nong nakaraan eleksyon ay kagaya ni Hontiveros ang plataporma?ang layo naman ng logic mo,dong,Marami sa kanila ay pro poor at pro environment pero talo pa rin,,ang nanalo ay ang mga kawatan at mandaraya.

  • Crazy_horse101010

    smart woman keep it up

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6ODLDBBLVPVJCOODC6Y4CKJTVA lex

    C ‘MON GUYS,
    Hindi naman sinabi na Risa na makipag DIVORCE ng walang matinding dahilan. Highlight nga niya ang kahalagahan ng kasal at ng pamilya. Nagpakasal ang dalawang pusong nagmamahalan upang bumuo ng pamilya at mabuhay ng masaya. Pero kung ang PAMBUBUGBOG at PANANAKIT lalo na physically ay naging habit na,
    bat ka magtitiis? Yong ibang problema, like financial,misunderstanding, individual difference, ok lang yon puede pagtiisan hanggang ma settled PERO KUNG GINUGULPI ka, ibang usapan na yan. Halimbawa ikaw ang BABAE, pinalaki ka ba ng magulang mo para lang BUGBUGIN ng IBANG TAO? NO WAY!

    Kung sa paningin ng ibang tao, mali si RISA kasi election period, magagalit sa kanya ang mga di pabor sa DIVORCE, para sa akin walang mali don kasi iyon ang plata porma nya. Nasa tao na yan kung tatanggapin o hindi ang plata porma nya.

    Marami kasi sa mga kandidato kahit against sa kanyang prinsipyo, makikipagplastikan sa botante para lang makakuha ng boto, pero kapag nanalo na, saka lalabas ang tunay na kulay.

    • Hurtlocker1

      pabor ako ke Risa. at kukumbinsihin ko kamaganak ko mga kaibigan ko iboto si Risa.

  • neoxyrel

    sa kangkungan ulit yan pupulutin….

  • $2931613

    Wag ka nga Horni-Honti!   Nagpapa-lamas ka lang kay PAPA Llamas eh! LOL

  • JuanTamadachi

    Its about time someone from the ranks of the candidates spoke about the need for a divorce law. I admire your courage for speaking out Risa.

  • Jam_Carriedo

    It just makes sense that when there is abuse in the relationship, and say, despite undergoing marital counselling and psychological therapy yet it remains a hopeless case, then the marriage must absolutely end.

    I support this call for divorce. And I support Ms. Hontiveros for Senator. She has proven to be unwavering and resilient (many, many years of pushing for the RH bill) in her causes, passionate, intelligent and articulate. You have my vote, Ma’am.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5TBFLMGYQ6VOQOSMUUFHOML5VE Archie B

    hindi ako naniniwala na ang Divorce ay magiging sagot sa mga hindi maligaya sa kanilang buhay may-asawa.

     

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IGLQQ2TTZF3BAWUHUWLFWVPZDE Vladymir

      Eh ano ang suggestion mo?Kung binubugbog ka ni mrs.araw gabi,ikaw na tagalaba,tagaluto,tagapag-alaga nga mga bata ayaw mo pa ring idivorce?

  • adriel0104

    sana uunahin mo ang problema sa corruption.Ito ang pinaka number one na problema sa gobyerno hindi yung i-promote ang abortion at divorce.Tuwid na Daan ang uunahin mo!Landi mo kaya hindi kita iboboto!

  • just_the_guy

    Perfect place and timing to talk about the anti-thesis of marriage – Kasalang Bayan. It’s like talking about death in a baptismal ceremony. Smart move Ms. Hontiveros. Di ka pa man din Senador, palpak ka na.

  • kilabot

    hontiveros is hung up to sex.

  • joeybg

    Kahit hindi ka binubugbog o ginugulpi ng Asawa mo, kung iniiputan na ang ulo mo kagaya ng ginagawa nila Bigote, Berdugo at Baluga na may mga Kabit , pabor ako sa Divorse at child support sa mga bata hanggang makatapos ng pag-aaral sa univerrsidad o kolehiyo o child support hanggat 21 anyos ang mga bata. 

  • Crazy_horse101010

    i divorced my first wife because she went to another country and left me with 3 kids i didnt want to live alone the rest of my life and i didnt want to commit adultry which is breaking gods commandment. it was the best thing i ever did because i have a loving wife now. the catholic church has divorce the only difference is the church makes a fortune while a divorce is government

  • Crazy_horse101010

    ps the philippines is the only country without divorce does that mean all your fellow catholics in the rest of the world are going to hell.they are all wrong and you are the only ones right

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PUW7UXRWMOUWUDZQMQODGNKJ6Q Read

    Following the anti-life & Leftist line,  RHB (Riza HotiverosBaraquel or Reproductive Health Bill) is inclined to the culture of DEATH(Divorce, Euthanasia, Abortion(RHB), Total Depopulation, and HomosexualMarriage)

    • panhase

       That´s a very profound reasoning you´v got there, very sophisticated.
      And I take it you believe yourself to be a good Christian?

  • catalansbarce

    Divorce is good for Philippine democracy. I will vote Risa 10x for May 2013 election.
    Mabuhay ka Risa. 75% Filipino voters infavor of Divorce Law and they will all vote for you.
    Ituloy ang laban at ang plataporma mo hanggang eleksyon.., kahit panalo na tayo.

  • Islander

    I will vote for Risa. She is somebody so principled that she articulates a controversial issue during an election. We need people like her.

  • mangtom

    GO, Risa. You get the green light and the votes of thinking electorate. Only minds controlled by the cone heads will not vote for you. Look, these folks said that the RH bill would not pass. The anti-RH advocates went down the drain. These people do not understand the modern-day Filipino-educated and emancipated from the slave driving Spanish conquistadores. They have lost their political grip on the Filipinos in general. Of course, there are still those stragglers who will blindly follow the cone heads. And that is their right. But, yes, divorce law is inevitable. It will probably sail through the legislative process easier and faster than the RH Law.

    GO, GO, GO, Risa. You will get the votes of the majority of voters, whether rich or poor. THERE IS NO BETTER TIME TO PUSH IT THROUGH THAN NOOOOOOW.

  • boybakal

    Hontiveros bats for divorce at Laguna mass wedding….

    Nakakawalang gana….as they say.
    Parang sinabi, masarap yan handa, biglang may umubo ng plema.
    Pinakamasarap na Putahe sariwang sariwa, biglang naging.malamig at maanggong karne.
    What a spoiler….

  • White24

    I will not vote Risa Hontiveros Baraquel

  • boybakal

    Ano ba yan…Kakasal pa lang Divorce agad.
    Pagdating tuloy ng honeymoon, Nakita ang ari ni Mister…deadly weapon
    Dahan dahan, napaaray si Mrs, slight physical injury.
    Ipinasok, dinugo serious physical injury.
    Domestic Violence ang kaso kinabukasan, imbes na nangingiti pa sa sarap.
    Nagisip tuloy ng Divorce si Mrs.

    Namnamin muna ang pulot gata…ika nga kainin muna ang luto ng Diyos bago mag isip Divorce..
    Palibhasa wala ng katabi si Baraquel…Biyuda.

  • rinom

    in marriage the two shall become one flesh, and for this reason the man will leave his parent and cleave to his wife, they are no longer two but one in the eyes of God. kaya nga kabiyak ang tawagan ng magasawa. now if one commits sexual immorality the other can file divorce,,, why? according to the bible, so that their children will not be defiled. the bible recommends forgiveness but do not defile themselves.

  • gikiness

    ANG DAMING IPOKRITO DITO

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

    MAY ANALMENT NA NGA SI DAMASO BAKIT DI PAG BIGYAN ANG DIVORCE AT BIGYAN NG PAG KAKATAON LUMIGAYA YUNG TAO CBCP BISHOPS SALOT SA PILIPINAS MGA STONE AGE HIPOKRITO!! SABI NG MEDICAL SCIENCE BISHOPS HIPOCRITE!!

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

    DAMI D2 PILIPINO TALANGKA NA HIPOKRITO PA!! NA BRAINWASH NG CBCP BISHOPS SALOT PILIPINAS!

  • investor888

    Ganyan ang mga kandidato ni Pinoy na mamumuno sa mga susunod na henerasyon.  Mga sisira sa moralidad ng tao at labag sa kautusan at alituntunin ng Diyos ang isusulong nila sa ating bansa.  Una “population control” at sunod naman “Divorce” na wawasak sa Pamilya na basic unit ng lipunan natin  Ano na lang kaya ang hinaharap na kinabukasan ng ating mga kabataan kung ganitong klaseng mga mambabatas ang mamumuno sa ating minamahal na Pinas. Isa pa ang idinudulot na kawasakan sa kapaligiran natin ng FPIC sa West Tower na hanggang ngayon ay nagkakalat pa rin ng masasamang amoy at nakakasira sa kalusugan ng mga tao sa gusali.  Si Gina Lopez na panay ang reklamo sa kapaligiran eh etong pagwasak nila sa kapaligiran ng West Tower sa siudad ng Makati ay di parin magawa ng solusyon matapos na ang tatlong taon nakalipas.  Halatang ” Double Std.” dahil mahigpit sa Mining pero bakit di inaaksyunan ang mga lLopez sa West Tower. Gising Bayan! Gising! 

  • bogli_anakdami

    kc gusto ni hottie honti na diborsyohin ni papa llamas ang wifey…

    yun lang…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/QTVMMV3EWVYIFKLY4M5EYFAQB4 CN

    I just have the solution! Let’s compromise, both the pro and anti divorce law can address their concern by this simple solution:
    “The divorce by an individual is limited only up to two times”, meaning an individual can marry only twice.
    Pro-divorce law: Broken marriages that cannot be fixed and those in abusive relationships can now have this option.
    Anti-divorce law: With this limit of up only to two times, the law will not be abused and the preservation of the marriage is still of primary concern.

    I come up with two times provision because I thought that it is justifiable. Let’s face it, when we get married, we really don’t know our partner in life or that our partners will change to worse in the future, or that they may do dreadful acts like adultery. Now, if you married two times and both fails, I think marriage is just not for you or the problem maybe that of yourself.

    I hope my proposal will be looked upon by both camps and all sectors.

    Mabuhay! :)  

    • Crazy_horse101010

      lets compromise those who want a divorce get one those who dont get dont get one. why does every sinner have to be a morality cop and they other sinners how to live their own lives. everyones going to have their own problems on judgement without worrying about someone elses

    • Yxon

      just think of the children who would be left without a parent to guide them.

      • Crazy_horse101010

        i take it you go to other countries much. the system here is great if you are a man. ive seen countless cases of  of a man getting married then when the wife is wore out from having kids he leaves her.  and the kids for another woman. the mother is stuck raising feeding the kids by herself theres no child support no alimony nothing. i talked to man yesterday with the coast guard and he was bragging about having 15 kids and 3 wives. didnt know the coast guard paid that well.with all the adultry here do these kids have both parents.

  • E Rigby

    I admire her for her courage in speaking out on such a controversial topic.  I am for the legalization of divorce because no marriage is perfect simply because Man is not perfect.  We all make mistakes and there should be a process in which we can correct a mistake.  Everybody deserves another shot at happiness in life.  We do not have any God-given right to deny them that.  

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AX7A65HBPOATKIEDV77LOLRVUM Colokoy

    wala ka tlaga, divorce pa ang ginawang panghatak ng votes.. sa kangkongan ka pupulutin.. bakit kailangan pang magpakasal, mag trial n error n lng

  • simondj

    .” They said to him, “Why then did Moses command us to give a certificate of divorce, and to put her away?” He said to them, “For the hardness of your heart Moses allowed you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it was not so.  And I say to you: whoever divorces his wife, except for marital unfaithfulness, and marries another, commits adultery.” 

    • Crazy_horse101010

      moses also brought down the 10 commandments in which the second says thou shall dont make or worship graven images. the one that the catholic church removed so the pagans who worshipped idols would join the church. they had to have their statutes. god also said that thou commit adultry but the philippines is one of the world leaders in that and i dont see the church getting excited about if moses is right why the the church have annulment,

  • simondj

    1 Corinthians 3 – 16 & 17: Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?  If any one destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him. For God’s temple is holy, and that temple you are.  baka kasi, baka lang naman, kaya dumadami ang AIDS at AUTISM (1 for every 88 baby born in america) ay dahil sa divorce at contraceptives. because God has a promise, and it is impossible  for God to lie.

  • http://inquirer.net/ binaygulay

    Hoy mga Bible thumpers diyan. SIMBAHAN mismo ang nagpapawalang-bisa ng kasal via ANNULMENT. 100k lang naman ang bayad.

    PERA PERA LANG YAN

    GO RISA!

    • tagahuron

      You are the type that doesn’t know what you are talking about. Annulment and divorce are two different things. In divorce you can do it for whatever reason. In annulment, there has been no actual marriage that has taken place from the beginning. If the marriage is valid, no annulment can be given. Get mo?

      • http://inquirer.net/ binaygulay

        Hahaha. Are you so naive turon?

        Of course alam ko ang Webster definition ng dalawang yan na kakagoogle mo lang. They have different ‘means’ for the same ‘end’. Sa annullment nga lang, kailangan magaling ang lawyer mong maghanap ng butas para maannull kayo, hence kaya siya MAHAL (+church fees pa kaching). As long as you have money, anything is possible. Its all about the moneey turon.

      • panhase

          You said “in annulment there has been no actual marriage that has taken place from the beginning”, really? There have been couples with several kids who got the annulment. That was never an actual marriage, their kids are illegitimate (whatever that means, there has been no “actual marriage”? How do you define an “actual marriage”?
        Annulment and divorce are two different things? Yeah, you are right, two different things, one is for the rich and famous and the other would be also available to the common tao.

  • mangtom

    I am willing to bet my neighbor’s rice field that those against divorce have NEVER experienced dysfunctional marital union. I understand their thinking. Once their espouse goes “berserk” and make the “till death do us part” become sour, then they will say, “oo nga pala, dapat may divorce law”. Not all marriages are “made in heaven”, i GUARANTEE you that. The none believers are just “dreamers”. 
    The priest are not in favor for divorce. They claim that they are “married to the church”. Hindi mo nga naman maidivorce ang church. Besides, the church cannot talk back, cannot beat you up, just plain “docile”. How absurd can these priests get? Absolute none sense and insanity. 

    The no-divorce advocates have the cave-man mentality. I wish I could knock some sense into their hard head. 

    Now is the opportune time to get this divorce bill going while President Aquino seats in Malacanang. He has proven himself to be NO PUSHOVER nor WEAKLING. He has the guts to follow his conscience and not a puppet to the cone heads. Now, that is what a country needs for a president. Not a spineless sissy, unlike the other politicians who kiss the a$$es of the a$$hole Damasos just so that they will get their “blessing” and the purported “Catholic vote”.

  • Crazy_horse101010

    i have never seen a country where so many sinners sit around and pass judgement on other sinners. and try to condemn to them to hel.l guess what there not one person on this planet that can send anyone to hell i dont care if his  the pope or a garbage collector. people must not read the bible where jesus says you who have not sinned throw the first stone

    • tagahuron

      at kung magsalita ka naman ay para kang santo.

  • Juan De la Cruz

    I voted for Risa Baraquel in 2010 but with her position on divorce, she will not get my vote in May 2013. My late father who was a judge believed in the sanctity of marriage. He quoted a Bible verse “what God has joined together let no man put asunder.”

    • hormel delata

      Separation of Church and State. Your father’s religious beliefs should have had no place in the courts. Sa halos lahat ng bansa sa buong mundo maingat na maingat ang distinction na yan. Kaya may divorce laws ang estado na distinct at hiwalay sa moral laws ng mga iba’t ibang religions. Matutuloy na ang passage ng divorce law in the near future. Tayo na lang ang bansang holdout. Habang umuunlad ang sibilisasyon, umuunlad din dapat ang batas.

      • tagahuron

        Separation of Church and State doesn’t mean separation of Church from State. Walang umunlad na sibilisasyon na ang pamilya ay nagkaka-watak watak dahil sa divorce. Tingnan mo ang Amerika, puro divorce. Ang resulta, marami ang mga single parents at ang mga bata ay lumalaki ng walang stable na pamilya. Ang resulta ay marami ang nalululok sa bisyo, droga, gangs, at marami pang iba. Mag-isip ka naman at gamitin mo ang iyong common sense!

      • hormel delata

        Ano kaya pakiramdam mo kung ang Estado ang papasok sa Simbahan at siya ang magdidikta kung ano ang dapat paniwalaan ng mga tao? Freedom of Religion cuts both ways. Kung ang Estado ay ginagalang ang Simbahan, ang Simbahan ay dapat ding galangin ang Estado. Hindi dapat manghimasok ang mga paniniwalang Katoliko sa gawain ng Estado. Una, hindi naman lahat ng Pilipino ay Katoliko. Hindi pa lahat ay Kristiyano. Eh paano kung dumami Muslim dito ay lahat ng batas ay mga korte ay moralidad at batas ng Muslim ang susundan? So separation of Church and State protects me. It also protects you.

        Sa Pilipinas wala ngang divorce pero marami din dito ang nalululong sa droga, gangs at marami pang bisyo. Ang tawag sa argumento mo “non sequitur” or “does not follow” (ang logic). Pakiayos mo muna saka mo ako balikan.

      • poltergeist_fuhrer

        bago ikaw mag non sequitur…basahin mo muna kung ano ang napapalaman sa constitution kung ano ang separation of church and state…2 clauses ang napapaloob duon…at ung 2 clauses ay ang restriction ay nasa gobyerno, hindi sa simbahan

        article 3, section 5

        Section 5. No law shall be made respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof. The free exercise and enjoyment of religious profession and worship, without discrimination or preference, shall forever be allowed. No religious test shall be required for the exercise of civil or political rights….so, malinaw naman ho  na ang restriction ay nasa gobyerno…so, walang restriction ang constitution to stop the church from criticising or giving advises…why???ang mga obispo at pari ho ay mga citizen pa rin nang bansa na may karapatan na makialam…magbasa ka naman hindi lang un magsalita ka lang diyan na separation na hindi mo naman naiintindihan ang meaning niyan sa constitution

      • http://inquirer.net/ binaygulay

        Walang sense ang common sense mo, common lang. Andami niyong common na baluktot ang logic dito. Pabaligtad magisip. Sulong na tayo Pilipinas!

      • poltergeist_fuhrer

        tayo na lang ang bansa??

        gaya gaya tayo…hahaha

        hindi ba maganda na tayo nalang ang walang divorce..pang genius book yan!!!at sigurado ka ba na kung may divorce na uunlad na ang bansa???kung lahat ng bansa ay meron ng divorce, tingnan mo nga sila???marami pa rin ang nasa 3rd world…at ung nasa 1st world pabagsak na like US…

        wag ka naman mang uto na  naman ng tao na uunlad ang bansa kung may divorce kagaya ng rh….

        ang rh nga sa US matagal na at kumonti na ang populasyon, nagihirap na ngaun sila…ang singapore, nagbibigay na ng incentive kasi natikman na nila ang lupit ng pagbagsak ng fertility rate…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/K333USLGTAIFM6TH4P7YD64I3U joel

    kung hindi ba naman bastos ang babaeng ito. Pupunta sa kasal and then hoping for divorce, utter lack of decency. It’s just like you visited a mother who has just given birth and offering her a fineral plan for  her child. Tasteless!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RB77HFWKYPOOSGRUY4BZD6RJ4U Ronald

    PAPA – Presidential Adviser on Political Affairs

  • tagahuron

    Ang babaeng ito ay komunista at walang pakialam sa ikabubuti ng Pilipino.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/OGNBATQP6PD7MV7P6GPSPW7PSQ Tommy

    Ano bang babaeng ire hindi pa nga ninanamnam ang kasal ng mga magsing-irog latagan ba naman agad ng option ng divorce.

    Dapat nyan i-educate nya mga taong ito na maging committed sa isa’t-isa, magpakasakit, magtulungan at magsama sa hirap at ginhawa, sa sakit at kagalingan.

    Sinamantala nya dapat ang kanyang presensya sa nasabing okasyon na idikdik sa kukote ng mag-asawa na ang pinagsama ng Diyos ay kailanman ay di maaaring paghiwalayin ng sinuman, na hindi sa lahat ng pagkakataon ay puro sarap ang mag-asawa.   Darating din kasi ang oras na babayuhin ang mag-asawa ng mga problema subalit hindi dapat panghinaan ng loob.

    Madali sanang sabihin sa mga bagong kasal na “Okey beautiful people of San Pablo City, since you are now united in matrimony you may allow now Joseph, Mary and Jesus to stay in your midst for you to withstand problems and difficulties besetting Filipino family.

    Ang pangangaral at pag-gabay sa mga mag-asawa ay hindi lang trabaho ng Marriage Counsellor, mga Kaparian, Madre at mga magulang kundi maging ng mga namumuno sa pamahalaan

    • poltergeist_fuhrer

      CORRECT..IMBES NA TURUAN KUNG PAANO MAGING MABUTING ASAWA AT HINDI MAMBUGBOG….ANG KAISIPAN NITO AY HIWALAY AGAD….TSK TSK TSK

      NO TO HONTIVEROS!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SFKYIMK7QSQTMPH3IQC56EXJEE roy

    hmm

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

    DIVORCE AY SA MAG ASAWA DI NA MAG KASUNDO BASTA CBCP BISHOPS TALANGKA MUKANG PERA! TANUNGIN MO SI BISHOPS KUNG MAY PAG SASAMA PERPEKTO TINGNAN MO KUNG ANO ISASAGOT NG TALANGKANG OBISPO HIPOKRITO SALOT SA PINAS!

    • poltergeist_fuhrer

      andito ka naman  pastor ng born again…sino ang salot…salot na salot ang kaisipan mo…

  • poltergeist_fuhrer

    ung mga nagpakasal gusto nilang mapag isa…

    PERO ITO NAMAN SI HONTIVEROS, GUSTONG IHIWALAY…NA MAG ISIP ISIP NA DAPAT HIWALAY AGAD…

    NAPAKASAMA NG BABAENG ITO…

    WHO ALSO FAVOR TO DECRIMINALIZE PROSTITUTION…

    WHO FAVORS SAME SEX MARRIAGE

    WHO FAVORS ABORTION…

    THIS WOMAN IS NOT WORTHY TO BE ELECTED….



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