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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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Philipinnes has TWO Flags

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.

The flag of the Philippines goes back to 1898 when the Spanish gave up the Philippines after a quick sale of $20 million to the Americans. Unfortunately the full independence did not arrive until after World War Two in 1946. Even so long after the Spanish influence had gone the Philippines still suffered some strange anomalies like having no divorce in the Philippines, apart from  some areas of Mindanao.

The symbols of the flag are an eight rayed sun with three golden stars. It also has a red stripe, blue stripe and a white triangle.

The Sun element of the flag represents the beginning of a new era of self-determination. The eight rays on the sun stand for the eight provinces that rose in revolt against Spanish rule in the late 19th century.

The 3 stars stand for the 3 principal geographic areas of the country; Luzon, the Visayas and the Island of Mindanao. The colour white represents peace and purity and the red stripe represents courage and bravery with the blue stripe for noble ideals.

Time For War

One unique aspect of the flag is that the Philippines have a flag for peacetime and a flag for wartime. The flag showed above is, let us hope, the one we’ll see always. Blue on the top stands for peacetime. In wartime the flag will have the red stripe on the top. Maybe we should have a similar flag for relationships outside the house before we have to get a divorce in the Philippines.

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