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.