Laity opposes divorce bill: It negates divine command

Niña Mae C. Oliverio 05/29/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines —“The divorce law negates the divine command that no man should separate what God has joined together. Here, man puts himself above God.” This is a portion of the Archdiocese of Cebu’s Commission on…

House slammed by CBCP for divorce bill OK

John Eric Mendoza - Reporter / @JEMendozaINQ 05/23/2024

MANILA, Philippines — The House of Representatives was lambasted Thursday by the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines for the former’s approval of absolute divorce in the country. Fr. Jerome Secillano, CBCP spokesperson claimed in a message…

Divorce bill okayed by House: ‘It’s not a monster’

Krixia Subingsubing - Reporter / @KrixiasINQ 05/23/2024

MANILA, Philippines — The bill allowing absolute divorce in the country has been approved on third and final reading by the House of Representatives on Wednesday in a 120-9 vote for 129 Representatives, who voted. The bill…

House divorce bill moves; no action from Senate

05/19/2024

The ball is now in the Senate’s court to pass their own version of the divorce bill, opposition lawmakers said, as they themselves hoped for a speedy third reading for the bill before the 19th Congress ends its second…

Hontiveros hopes for fair consideration of divorce bill in Senate

Maila Ager 02/21/2024

MANILA, Philippines — Sen. Risa Hontiveros expressed hope on Wednesday about the potential reintroduction of a divorce bill onto the Senate’s legislative agenda. In the House of Representatives, a bill on absolute divorce was brought for plenary…

‘2023 na, wala pa ring divorce’: Three senators push for divorce bill passage

Maila Ager 04/18/2023

MANILA,  Philippines — Three senators on Tuesday made an impassioned plea, urging for a fair consideration of the proposed divorce law as several measures remain pending in the Senate. Senator Risa Hontiveros, head of the Senate committee…

Padilla says proposed divorce bill to protect families: ‘Wala tayong sinisirang pamilya’

Daniza Fernandez - Reporter / @DFernandezINQ 07/10/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Robin Padilla said his proposed divorce bill aims to protect families from failed marriages. Legalizing divorce is among the top 10 priority bills that the neophyte senator filed for the 19th Congress. READ: Divorce,…

Lagman revives divorce bill

Jeanette Andrade 07/04/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman has filed anew a bill that would legalize divorce, saying the state “cannot abandon couples and their children in a house on fire.” In filing House Bill No. 78, or…

Divorce bill gets House panel’s nod; group formed to combine proposals

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 02/05/2020

MANILA, Philippines — A bill instituting divorce in the Philippines has been approved by a House of Representatives panel while a technical working group (TWG) has been formed to consolidate other proposals and inputs from resource persons. During…

Senate opens ‘historic’ discussion on divorce bill

Maila Ager - INQUIRER.net 09/17/2019

MANILA, Philippines—For the first time on Tuesday, the Senate conducted its hearing on the proposed divorce law in the Philippines. Senator Risa Hontiveros, who is presiding over the hearing of the Senate committee on women as chairperson,…

Psychologist group: Divorce a relief but who’ll assist affected families?

Krissy Aguilar - INQUIRER.net 09/17/2019

MANILA, Philippines — While divorce may be a “relief,” a group of psychologists suggested that the government should look into the aspect on who would assist the family should a dissolution of marriage occur. This is what…

Hontiveros refiles divorce bill

07/10/2019

PASAY CITY, Philippines — Opposition Senator Risa Hontiveros said on Wednesday she has refiled the bill seeking to institute absolute divorce in the country. The Divorce Act of 2019 seeks to make psychological incapacity of either spouse,…

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