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Bill seeks to omit ‘legitimate, illegitimate’ children in Family Code

Representative Al Francis Bichara. Photo from congress.gov.ph

A bill has been filed seeking to omit “legitimate and illegitimate” categories for children that cause “distinction and discrimination” in the Family Code.

Posted: September 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Cynthia Villar vows to push for measure vs ‘unjust abandonment’ of husbands

Senator Cynthia Villar . INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Former Las Piñas Representative Cynthia Villar on Thursday vowed to push for a measure against “unjust abandonment” by a husband should she win a Senate seat in the May 2013 elections.

Posted: February 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Divorce battle starts in House; 2 bills filed

House of Representatives. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Lawmakers appear to be on a collision course over efforts to introduce a divorce law in the country, with two completely opposite bills pending in the House of Representatives.

Posted: January 5th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Divorce talk irks Church

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

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 »