For centuries the Spanish have boldly enforced the Catholic religion to the masses in the Philippines. King Philip of Spain demanded this religion and his forces overtook the country in the 16th century to press their beliefs. For a time Spain’s presence had been diminished by the Filipino people who did not want them or their religion. Some parts of the country easily accepted the Spanish rule while other regions were entwined in battles over hundreds of years.. The boldest of all islands was the isle of Mindanao and the Moro’s who kept the Spanish at bay and away from their untouched land. In modern times the laws which were instilled here are now being challenged. The biggest challenge is finding a new age solution to allowing divorce in the Philippines. With a new law set in place the people here living in an unhappy marriage can find a way to move on with their lives.
With religion comes power, power to the people and often power to the gods which they live by. The Philippines has long been controlled by the Catholic Church and numerous times its laws are based on ideas established by them. In a modern intellectual society this has now set the stage for the era of free thinkers and a new age of people to transform century old laws.
Just like the laws of this country, the people also need help from their impoverished standpoint, and without assistance this cannot happen. Rules which dictate family have long been a focal point in the Philippines. Divorce in the Philippines has recently been talked about by the governing bodies. This and many other laws need a modern road map to the future and away from the path that has been followed for hundreds of years. The Philippine people seek this and without contemporary thinking they will once again be locked into a work subjective to ideas of centuries long ago.
The Philippines is once again receiving center stage attention to the people of the world. Not only has the economic upswing of many Asian countries helped this attention, but the outreaching lands which are near have received the same rewards as well. The superior position of the Philippines and the exports of necessary commodities have put the islands at full consideration to the modern world. Now these islands are reaching a turning point to which to modernize the laws that were formed around its people for centuries. The legal codes which govern family tradition and divorce in the Philippines have come to the forefront of such discussions.
Family law has allowed a country whose population has tripled in size in the last 3 decades, to disallow issues which bring couples to legal separations and divorce. The Philippines is a great archipelago that has a long standing tradition imbedded in Catholic beliefs. Without the country and the church seeing past the blinding effects of this 18th century idea then the people of these lands cannot find a peaceful resolution to domestic problems related to marriage.
The information highway of the 21st century has allowed for more free thinking people all around the world. This country has come through one of the longest paths to find modernization and the use of the internet highway. This open book of knowledge allows for citizens to see the progress here and for the Filipino community to observe the progressive ways of other prevailing countries. The information found has helped the people to better understand that divorce in the Philippines is not a deterrent or negative path away from the church. Like most peaceful resolutions this too will take time, effort and understanding by all communities within these lands. In the end hopefully modern interpretation will help a country bring itself even higher in respect then it already bears.
Children in the Philippines are highly respectful and many are treated with a family closeness which does not compare to many other countries. Young children are given the all familiar godfathers and godmothers to watch over them in their adolescent lives. In marriage another type of Ninong or god-relative is given to help those families in times of need and trouble. Marriages that are in consistent demand of Ninongs can often lead to a divorce in the Philippines. Though no country in the world is perfect the Philippines has a history of togetherness, which is envied by so many.
When receiving respect with Filipino children, whether it is with a foreign sibling or not, one should lay the ground rules for the younger ones. Not only does this introduce admiration to them but often leads to a family which will grow to be happier in life. This is true with any family, but here the implementation is much easier due to their strong beliefs and a good will towards one another. Family means everything here and throughout their life someone is watching over them, whether it be from birth or to their dying days.
Those that choose to not form a class of respect habitually find themselves dealing with issues which have far reaching problems. Filipino children who are not held with that type of regard will often not give what they receive. Undoubtedly this will lead them down a path which will cause unheard issues. Giving respect is a two way street, something we all hopefully comprehend. Problems which tend to be overlooked in a busy Western world are given priority here. Without love and admiration to all around them, children can and often do cause couples to divorce in the Philippines.
The Philippines is a very religious place to live in. The whole country revolves around the main Catholic religion, and to a passer-by it can be confusing to see church services on the news channels and to see the huge influence the religious groups have on day-to-day running of the country. The Catholic church does not allow Divorce in the Philippines and it will be a very strong and radical President that will go as far as to change this.