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Bishop vows hard fight vs divorce bill in Congress

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Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma   FILE PHOTO

The president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines on Wednesday said the divorce bill will struggle if pushed in the next Congress.

Posted: June 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Belmonte changes mind, divorce law not priority

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The reproductive health law may have successfully hurdled the congressional wringer despite stubborn opposition from the Catholic Church, but another potentially divisive measure also opposed by the Church may not be as lucky in the incoming 16th Congress.

Posted: June 5th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Divorced

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Smarting from losing the reproductive-health vote in Congress, the bishops and their anti-RH allies lashed at Sonny Belmonte last week for suggesting divorce was next in line. What actually happened was that the Speaker was asked in an interview if divorce was in the offing, and he answered that it would have to wait till the next Congress. But, he added, better if even now it was already being discussed, “mabuti na rin ’yung pinag-uusapan.” The anti-RH camp was pissed.

Posted: December 27th, 2012 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Divorce talk irks Church

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Retired Novaliches Bishop Teodoro Bacani   FILE PHOTO

Catholic Church leaders warned that the proposal to introduce divorce in the Philippines would further divide the country after the bitter debate over the contentious reproductive health (RH) bill and implant a “culture of death” in the nation.

Posted: December 20th, 2012 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Senate: Divorce bill after RH

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Senator Pia Cayetano. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senator Pia Cayetano, head of the Senate committee on youth, women and family relations, is ready to engage in another controversial issue, the proposed divorce bill, but only after Congress is done with the Reproductive Health measure.

Posted: December 19th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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