The Legalization of Divorce in the Philippines
Divorce, what good could it bring?
The term Divorce is understandably termed same as separation, slip-up, and break-up after having conflict on things between couples. The two main persons involved here are the husband and the wife who took the vows of marriage, the end-product to take more of the consequences are the offsprings.
In the Philippines, Divorce is not legalized. Knowing that our very own president Gloria-Macapagal Arroyo is a devout Catholic – there will be no hope that Divorce will be legalized in our country. What’s the relation of her religion to the topic? There is really a big connection. How? Divorce is against the will of God “ A man and a woman who became one cannot be separated”, especially in a loosely-willed manner which is Divorce; yet in a way, our country allows the process of Annulment by which a couple will have to pay much for their separation. Whatever it takes, Annulment and Divorce are just the same – it targets separation.
Why can’t Divorce be legalized in our country? Though I mentioned its connection to the president’s religion, I’ll now give my stance to push it through. Divorce must be legalized.
Life is a matter of good and bad instances – sometimes we win, sometimes we lose. Life is just like a game, same as to marriage. It’s just like a game. If we know how to play fair and just, then whatever it takes, we will accept the consequences by all means. No matter how Filipinos consider marriage a sacred one, still some lose and give up that end up in separation. Knowing then that many couples end this way and cannot afford to pay much in annulment fees, there’s really a need to legalize Divorce which is really a great urge by many. It’s only the government that claims that Filipino family relations are strong, but why is it many families are broken? I discovered it simply from ordinary students. I myself have parents who have separated already but haven’t been to the process of annulment, because it cost much that they couldn’t afford. My case is just one of the thousand cases in our country. Then why can’t Divorce be legalized? Oh I forgot my Dad has his second family now.
The more government unites Filipino families, the more the situation becomes worse that urges for the need,
With these, I stand that Divorce must be legalized in our country. Yet the consequence must be faced up strongly by both the man and the woman.