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.
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.