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Solons acknowledge House must start deliberations on divorce

While there’s no guarantee a divorce bill will become law in the 16th Congress, lawmakers agree that the lower chamber should start discussions on the process amid growing public support for its legalization.

House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. said results of a Social Weather Stations (SWS) showing majority support for legalizing divorce isn’t an assurance its passage will be fast-tracked.

“The vast majority were also pro-RH [Reproductive Health Law] but it took several Congresses before it got approved in the 15th Congress. So the 60 percent is no indicator,” he said in a text message.

The controversial RH Law was approved in 2012 despite stiff opposition from the Catholic Church in the Philippines.

More from: http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/457497/news/nation/solons-acknowledge-house-must-start-deliberations-on-divorce

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There still is Divorce in the Philippines

It has been almost 18 months since we last published an update regarding our DIVORCE site.  You can read below what happened and how we have tried to rectify the issue.

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divorce in the Philippines

As a brief background, we have been facilitating divorces since 2008 (40 successful cases out of 41 petitions) and clients have found us mainly through word of mouth.  Unfortunately disseminating information through word of mouth can cause confusion as each person  puts their own spin on what they think was said so we decided to work through a dedicated website.

About three years ago a website was constructed for us by a experienced computer person and was launched on Google.  The Webhosting company was paid by the website builder each year and billed back to us.  Unfortunately, the website builder died suddenly early in 2013 and consequently the hosting fees were not paid and the site name lapsed.  No amount of negotiating with the hosting company would convince them to release any information to us about the site.

So, anyone considering having a website built should insist that the person constructing the site provides all of the access details or codes  including the name and contact number of the web hosting company.  If the owner does not have this information and loses contact with the person who built the site they could find themselves in the same predicament as us.

Those that understand how Google ranks web sites will know that “hits” are recorded and ranked by the number of times the search engine  accesses the site.  Adding news updates also increases the ranking of the site and increases the chances of a specific site being found.

Initially, our response rate was quite slow but as we increased our news updates the site became more familiar to Google which resulted in a considerable increase in responses.

Also, the number of responses to our http://www.divorceinthephilippines site indicated to us that the service we are offering was of  interest to many people. But because the website name lapsed inquiries declined to almost zero.

Consequently, we were forced to cut and paste our old site information and attempt to rebuild an alternative site from that.    Luckily for us we were able to recover a lot of the old material and that is included in our new site http://www.divorceinthephilippines.info.

This site will be maintained and updated on a regular basis.

We hope to hear from you soon. Use the “contact us” button to find out more about how you can get your lady free  from her existing marriage so that she can marry again.

As we say in our web site introduction, “it costs nothing to ask our opinion”.

www.divorceinthephilippines.info

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Divorce in the Philippines Update

We have been facilitating divorces since 2008 and clients have come to us mainly through word of mouth.  Unfortunately disseminating information through word of mouth can cause confusion as each person  puts their own spin on what they think was said so we decided to work through a dedicated website.   The site was constructed for  us by an experienced computer person and was launched about 3 years ago.  The web-hosting company was paid by the website builder each year and billed back to us.  Regrettably the website builder died suddenly early in 2013 and consequently the hosting fees were not paid and the site name lapsed.  No amount of negotiating with the hosting company would convince them to release any information about the site.

Consequently, we recovered as much information as possible and had it rebuilt into an alternative site. Our new site is called http://www.divorceinthephilippines.info.

Use the “contact us” button to find out more about how you can get your lady free  from her existing marriage so that she can marry again.

As we say in our website introduction, “it costs nothing to ask our opinion”.

http://www.divorceinthephilippines.info

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Family Code of the Philippines

So what is the alternative to Divorce in the Philippines?

Divorce in the Philippines

Divorce in the Philippines

In August 3, 1988, the Family Code of the Philippines took effect under the presidency of Cory Aquino. The most salient and revolutionary feature of this law is Article 36 which allows marriages to be declared void based on psychological incapacity.

Art. 36. A marriage contracted by any party who, at the time of the celebration, was psychologically incapacitated to comply with the essential marital obligations of marriage, shall likewise be void even if such incapacity becomes manifest only after its solemnization. (As amended by Executive Order 227)
At first glance, one would consider it ironic that it took a convent-educated and devout Catholic president to finally pass a divorce law in the Philippines. Many sectors had clamored for Congress to pass a divorce law but those efforts were always blocked by the Catholic Church. In truth, however, Article 36 was a victory for the Church because it is based on Canon law which states:

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