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Family Code of the Philippines

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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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A Modern Take on Divorce In The Philippines

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.

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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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Famous Persons coming from 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.

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.

Who is the most famous person coming from the Philippines. Well perhaps at the moment the most well-known name is the boxer Manny Pacquino. But who else can be named as a global celebrity?

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.

So who else? Singer Charice? Lou Diamond Phillips or even at a push Bruno Mars, although he was not born in the Philippines at all. The Philippine sis full of talent and as a nation of beautiful singers it is hard to believe that not many have ever made a global impact on the world of singing. Even more strange when you consider that the country speaks and sings in perfect English too.

Most people when talking about the politics of the country will mention the self-acclaimed king and queen of the 1970s Imelda Marcos and her president husband. Some would call them the worse dictators and others would say they were visionaries for the country.

The truth is that it is hard to find a list of recognisable names  from the Philippines that would be well known outside the country. In some public schools children get told that the man who invented the Lunar Rover was Filipino.

Switch on the Light

Some are told that the man that made or invented the florescent light bulbs was Filipino 1857, the French physicist Alexandre E. Becquerel who had investigated the phenomena of fluorescence and phosphorescence, theorized about the building of fluorescent tubes similar to those made today.

American, Peter Cooper Hewitt (1861-1921) patented (U.S. patent 889,692) the first mercury vapour lamp in 1901. The low pressure mercury arc lamp of Peter Cooper Hewitt is the very first prototype of today’s modern fluorescent lights.

Edmund Germer (1901 – 1987) who invented a high pressure vapour lamp, also invented an improved fluorescent lamp. In 1927, Edmund Germer co-patented an experimental fluorescent lamp with Friedrich Meyer and Hans Spanner. Agapito Flores was born in Guiguinto, Bulacan, Philippines on September 28, 1897. He worked as an apprentice in a machine shop and later moved to Tondo, Manila where he trained at a vocational school to become an electrician.

It has been reported that Agapito Flores received a French patent for a fluorescent bulb and that the General Electric Company bought Flores’ patent rights and manufactured and sold his fluorescent bulb (making millions from it). However, all the inventors named above and more predate Agapito Flores’ possible work on any fluorescent bulb.

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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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Communicating in the Philippines can start Divorce Proceedings

Well, they are not. I have often come across glaring errors in not just spelling but context too. Imagine getting something wrong with an amusements or a divorce in the Philippines legal document?

Well, they are not. I have often come across glaring errors in not just spelling but context too. Imagine getting something wrong with an anuulments or a divorce in the Philippines legal document?

Communication in the Philippines should be easy should it not as everyone knows English? The majority of signs and legal documents are in English. If you need an annulment or divorce in the Philippines , everything is IN ENGLISH. So, that’s OK?

Well having been here many years the level of English is baffling to me. Although most people watch U.S. TV and listen to radio in the style of U.S. radio it does not mean most people are comfortable in s[peaking it.

There is no gender in the Tagalog language of the Philippines, so when your Pinoy friend speaks to you about a person the gender will change in mid conversation causing your eyebrows to rise and cam lead to some fascinating misunderstandings. Add to that there are around 171 languages spoken around the Philippines, it is easy to see why translations from any of those into English is open to misrepresentation.

Can I Read That Again?

If you are dealing with attorneys or any official organisations it is easy to assume that they are going to be accurate in their documentations. Well, they are not. I have often come across glaring errors in not just spelling but context too. Imagine getting something wrong with an annulements or a divorce in the Philippines legal document?

Simple things like the pronunciation of the word towel will cause a road block. Even when it is finally repeated back and understood you realise that your English and the local English can be miles apart, and this slows down and limits what you can achieve on a daily basis.

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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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