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Divorce In The Philippines: A New Window Of Hope

The Philippines in the last country in the world to allow divorce. This is not without saying that the richest country, Vatican City, also does not allow for divorce. Seeing as the Catholic Church is the ruler of this law, there should be no common reason to include the Vatican in any study stating so. Annulments are often a tedious and drawn out process. The lawyers and the court system themselves are the true winners of this procedure. The cost of an annulment or divorce is only meant for the wealthy and those that can teeter on laws and bend them to form their own perception. These facts alone are why divorce in the Philippines should be allowed.

To be set free from an unhappy marriage is to allow citizens of any country to form their own lives. Freedom is something we all want. To allow a country to set the law for such freedoms is nothing more then an act which is incomprehensible. There are record amounts of unhappy marriages in the Philippines. Without the Catholic church’s involvement the country would have left the law of divorce on the books when it was abolished in 1949. Many people around the world don’t know that the Philippines allowed for divorce from 1911 to 1949.  When this law changed people used it as a moral obligation to advance the church and allow them and their country to be overtaken by a religion who’s mindset is hundreds if not thousands of years old.

Divorce in the Philippines may be a subject which is foreign to the people of this country. Legal separation has given a slight window of hope to many who want to live apart from an unhappy marriage. Legal separation does not allow for a couple to remarry and is an unfortunate reason why so many do not persue this path. Modern civilization is being tested by the easy access of information through computers. At the touch of a button anyone can find the truth and realistic approaches in other parts of the world. The laws which are being brought down on the Philippines needs changing. Without the people of the Philippines knowing the freedoms of many other countries is it no wonder they are cemented in laws which are centuries behind developing nations.

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Austronesian People of the Philippines

 

Austronesian people are various populations of Southeast Asia and the Pacific Ocean region, some as far away as Easter Island. These conglomerations of isles all speak a form of Austronesian family dialect. From as early as 10,000 B.C. the people of Taiwan migrated from island to island. These inhabitants are the ancestors who first spoke this ancient language. Throughout time many tribes and kingdoms were created and with this came varying differences of the language and apposing laws to their lands. The Philippines invented erratic laws which dictated divorce in the Philippines and today stand by that notion in a modern world. Other age old laws that are still on the books include the strange law of numbered license plates and the days in which they can drive on the road. If this law has been overlooked for decades then how could modernization of any important laws like divorce in the Philippines truly take place?

 

Religion is as varied as the people and their cultures. The Philippine people today are mostly Christian with other beliefs which vary from Hinduism, Buddhism and Judaism. Other degrees of Orthodox Christianity and Protestant also entwined their religion here since the beginning of the 20th century. Though many types of beliefs are known these are some of the strongest in today’s culture here. 

 

In modern times the people of the Philippines have come to recognize the social advances which this country can provide to its people. With proper laws of divorce in the Philippines one can understand the advantage of finding a resolution to an often difficult life when gripped by age old legislation. Through guidance many parts of the modern world accept family laws with respect to divorce and other separation issues. The Philippines and its forward path to the future can hopefully see the results which come with laws that will help its people live in peace.

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True and Strange Beliefs In The Philippines

The Philippines is a country steeped in superstition and unique cultural beliefs. Many of these beliefs are derived from traditional influences which date back to ancient times. Some of these phenomenon’s are nothing short of odd in some cases and outright crazy in others. In modern day society these superstitions are being practiced on a daily basis. This and many other sociological divides often cause married couples issues within their families. Many times foreigners who marry in the Philippines cannot accept this type of strange behavior. This divide is how many couples end up getting a divorce in the Philippines.

 

Many ancient tribes that still live in the Philippine islands and  practice ancestral ceremonies. These religious events are often to thank their forefathers and give praise to the gods for something they are about to receive. These types of beliefs are much like the American Indians and their unique culture is lived in much the same manner.

 

Some strange beliefs in the Philippines include issues for pregnant women. It is believed that if the woman comes close to an ugly animal or eats a certain kind of food she will inheritable give birth to a baby who may look like a monkey or has hair like an ape. This belief alone is one reason why many mothers will not go out in public when pregnant. Other superstitions pertain to money including not putting money on the dining room table as it brings bad luck. Additional beliefs include clipping your toenails at night as that is a sign that you want an elder relative to die.

 

There are many other aspects of life in the Philippine islands and is something which has to be looked at when thinking of marriage here. If ideals at first seem comical to a person, later in life it may not be something that seems all too funny anymore. This and many other reasons that bring different couples together is also many times what tear them apart. Before giving thought to marriage in these islands be certain to look into the family and their outlook on cultural beliefs. Searching for the perfect person to marry is always a quest which often leads us in the wrong direction. For those coming to the Philippines for marriage are often beset with problems which can be unforeseen. For those that take the wrong path a divorce in the Philippines is a remedy which is often the only avenue to pursue.

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Abolishment of Divorce

During World War II almost the entire world was entwined in battles that eventually ended with the fall of many superpowers. Not only did this war change the face of the planet but it also changed the lives of so many who fought for love and country. Lands which were previously unknown became a focal point to obtaining peace in this wartime era. The Philippines was a super fortress and for those who wanted to occupy it they would have to fight long and hard for it. Those that came here to fight returned later in life to love it and create families among the Filipino people. During the 1950s divorce in the Philippines had been abolished under the new family code which was put into law by its people. Now, nearly 60 years later, this law and many others are being looked at in a new and modern way. 

For those who were tormented by the horrific effects of World War II many spent their lives seeking peace for themselves. When marrying under the guise of the Philippines these worldly hero’s often are cemented by the laws in which they chose to marry under. Through no fault of their own, soldiers who married here had no real way out of a bad relationship without going through a long and messy annulment.

Even after World War II the Philippines returned to being a country which supported the wars of America throughout mainland Asia including the Vietnam War. This land has been a great haven for those looking to live a simple life and for many it is a dream come true to settle there. For those who did not find peace in these islands or with their Filipino wife has long been in need of a divorce in the Philippines. With a new era of people not blinded by the light of the Catholic Church, today it is possible to obtain such a divorce.

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Meet a beautiful Filipina

It is not like the west where some people become famous through a big divorce case, as in the Philippines there are really few cases of people having a divorce in the Philippines.

It is not like the west where some people become famous through a big divorce case, as in the Philippines there are really few cases of people having a divorce in the Philippines.

Meet a beautiful Filipina and fall in love straight away. And why would you not? The beauty of the Philippine race is known globally. With their mixture of Malay, Filpino and Spanish and other European mixes it is no wonder that the beauty of the Filipina is known globally. Many men come to the Philippines and fall in love with the beauty and the gentle and passive ways of the Filipinas, and in many cases a long-term relationship develops and the word marriage is brought up.

But many Filipinas are already married and cannot get a divorce in the Philippines or an annulment either. The cost and time required to have annulment is beyond most financially, and therefore the marriage continues without love and sometimes with violence. The divorce bill stagnates in the legal system and for the moment divorce in the Philippines continues to be a dream for most Filipinas.

 

Divorcing from her ex

But if you know how and have the right contacts it is very possible to obtain a fully legal divorce for your Filipina girlfriend. It is not well advertised and kept off the radar as not to offend the church and the control it has over most of the Roma Catholic population of the country. Be that said Divorce can be had in the Philippines.

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Philippines and Celebrities

. There is no divorce in the Philippines, but if you are really rich you can get annulments with huge pay-outs. High profile cases include the presidents sister Cris Aquino who  has a very public battle with her husband

. There is no divorce in the Philippines, but if you are really rich you can get annulments with huge pay-outs. High profile cases include the presidents sister Cris Aquino who has a very public battle with her husband

For most westerners coming to the Philippines and seeing the value that most Filipinos have on “celebrities”, it will appear very strange. Huge pockets of the population live on starvation rations and yet will watch the TV Soaps and seem to know everything about the actors or actresses and will talk about their wealth and shopping trips to Hong Kong by private planes.

The distribution of wealth in the Philippines is still a scandal. There is no divorce in the Philippines, but if you are really rich you can get annulments with huge pay-outs. High profile cases include the presidents sister Kris Aquino who  has a very public battle with her husband.

Dollars and No Divorce

If you have a few thousand dollars you can get an annulment after a few years, but for most the simple truth is that there is not a easy way to get split from an unfaithful or loveless relationship. Therefore it is very easy to see a blind acceptance of men having other women and other families, if only divorce in the Philippines was allowed!

Marrying a foreigners is often the only way out of poverty for most Filipinos, but if they (Filipina) is already married this will put a huge financial and time burden on the foreigner to get the marriage annulled. But for certain parts of the population there is a legal divorce system.

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Philippines Population Explosion

Over the last few years there has been many pushes to bring divorce to the Philippines, and with the younger generation now being more educated via the internet, the younger people are in much favour of the divorce rules being changed.

Over the last few years there has been many pushes to bring divorce to the Philippines, and with the younger generation now being more educated via the internet, the younger people are in much favour of the divorce rules being changed.

Between 1990 and 2008 the population of the Philippines grew by nearly 50 per cent. There are now over 100 million people living in the Philippines with a further eleven million estimated to be working overseas. The vast majority of the population live on the main island of Luzon.

Luzon contains the capital City of Manila and boasts a thriving business district of Makati. When in Makati you can think you are in Singapore or New York. But despite the similarities there are some huge differences too. For example there is no Divorce in the Philippines. Well, that’s not strictly true, but if you ask most Filipinos they will tell you that there is absolutely no Divorce in the Philippines.

Muslim Divorce

 

Dig into the subject further and you will find that there is a system of Divorce in the Philippines that is under control of the Muslim court system and recognised by the authorities. These Sharia law courts run almost independently from the rest of the Republic of the Philippines, and they seem to sit well in the fact there can sometimes be two legal systems.

Over the last few years there has been many pushes to bring divorce to the Philippines, and with the younger generation now being more educated via the internet, the younger people are in much favour of the divorce rules being changed. After all 70 per cent of the populations meridian age is 23.

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Spanish who took over the Philippines

1945 saw the Philippines devastated by the war with over a million Filipinos dead during the battle with the Japanese, and many thousands of those were killed by bombs from American bombers who had decided to bomb Manila to get rid of Japanese invaders. The process killed thousands and thousands of innocent Filipinos too.

1945 saw the Philippines devastated by the war with over a million Filipinos dead during the battle with the Japanese, and many thousands of those were killed by bombs from American bombers who had decided to bomb Manila to get rid of Japanese invaders. The process killed thousands and thousands of innocent Filipinos too.

It was the Spanish who took over the Philippines in 1565 to 1821 and the country is named after the King of Spain King Philippe, hence Philippines. It was during this time that the people of the Philippines were forced to become Roman Catholic. There was a brief handover of power to the British for two years who captured Manila, but it went back to Spain after that two years.

Divorce in the Philippines is not easily available to the masses thanks to the huge influence of the Catholic Church and its ongoing influence over the governments over all the years, and even up to today the church is extremely powerful.

Good Bye To Spain

In 1898 the Spanish handed over the country for $20 million to the United States of America after losing the Spanish-American war. This meant that the Spanish rule was over, and now the Americans arrived and brought education and to the masses. But in all the time the Americans were in the Philippines ruling, they never changed the laws on Divorce in the Philippines. It is a wonder why this was not done.

1945 saw the Philippines devastated by the war with over a million Filipinos dead during the battle with the Japanese, and many thousands of those were killed by bombs from American bombers who had decided to bomb Manila to get rid of Japanese invaders. The process killed thousands and thousands of innocent Filipinos too.

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Divorce in the Philippines for the masses


The Philippines is now the last country to not officially recognize divorce.  There is apparently no Divorce in the Philippines. This predominately catholic country is steeped in religion. Every place of work and every person will talk about god and will speak of the importance of the family and how god is there to protect them.

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