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Philippines: Congress to start work on divorce bill
By Tonyo Cruz May 30, 2011 10:33PM UTC
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House of Representatives Speaker Feliciano Belmonte on Monday threw his support behind a proposed measure allowing divorce in the Philippines which Congress would start deliberating on this week.

In a report, Belmonte was quoted as saying:

It is bound to be another one contentious bill, but let me just say that I myself is in favor of the bill. (It’s) very difficult to let the people who cannot continue to live together.

Gabriela Rep. Luzviminda Ilagan broke the news about the start of deliberations on House Bill 1799 set this Wednesday via her Twitter account.

Ilagan and fellow Gabriela Rep. Emmi de Jesus are HB 1799′s principal authors.

Addressing her colleagues in the legislature, Ilagan said in a statement:

Let us not keep our country in the dark ages. I appeal to my colleagues in Congress to let the legislative mill run its course on the Divorce bill without further delay and give Filipino couples in irreparable and unhappy marriages this option.

The divorce bill is expected to attract stiff opposition from the ultra-conservative members of the Catholic Church, perhaps as vociferous as their criticism of the Reproductive Health Bill.

Saranggani Rep. Manny Pacquiao has taken a conservative stand on both bills, echoing the sentiments of the Catholic bishops.

So far, only the Vatican City and the Philippines are left in the list of states that disallow or prohibit divorce. A third one, Malta, removed itself from the list after citizens voted for divorce in a referendum.

The House Speaker’s public statement of support for the divorce bill should result in speedy proceedings and serve as a signal to the Members of Congress he leads.

House Bill 1799 An Act Introducing Divorce in the Philippines
(06-02-2011, 01:47 PM)Filipino Catholic Wrote: [ -> ]It is bound to be another one contentious bill, but let me just say that I myself is in favor of the bill. (It’s) very difficult to let the people who cannot continue to live together.
It is not a matter of "living together".

Quote:Let us not keep our country in the dark ages. I appeal to my colleagues in Congress to let the legislative mill run its course on the Divorce bill without further delay and give Filipino couples in irreparable and unhappy marriages this option.
I like how the "let us not keep our country in the dark ages" is not explained, as if it makes sense.
Abyssus abyssum invocat.
I don't see where it says feminists.  If it has only the support of feminists then it does not stand a chance....if it does stand a chance, then it has much broader support that a few female chauvinists.
Ahhh...I found a better article that states the principle authors are part of what seems to be called "the Women's Party List"   Sounds feminist enough more than likely....but I'd have to see the platform to know for sure.


http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/s...98/1/.html

Found it.....

Yeah...typical leftist...."Socialist Feminism"


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabriela_Women%27s_Party
This makes me sick
(06-02-2011, 04:46 PM)Scipio_a Wrote: [ -> ]Ahhh...I found a better article that states the principle authors are part of what seems to be called "the Women's Party List"   Sounds feminist enough more than likely....but I'd have to see the platform to know for sure.


http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/s...98/1/.html

Found it.....

Yeah...typical leftist...."Socialist Feminism"


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabriela_Women%27s_Party

Sounds like a commie party just for the girls! :laughing:
Pray for this very devout country....
The contraceptive bill was only the beginning of assaults.

The only thing that could protect that country, other than God Himself, would be the people's obedience to God.

They are devout there, yes.  It seems so, on the surface.  But perhaps only aesthetically.  I suspect the populace is ignorant of core morals.