InterAksyon.com reports that Senator Pia Cayetano—who's been separated from her husband Ari Ben Sebastian for eight years and is still in the process of annulment—said "she wants to file a bill seeking to legalize divorce."
The report quoted Cayetano, who said, "You know I really think it’s high time for the divorce bill. I’ve talked to lawyers, and psychologists and psychiatrists, and it is so traumatic for people to go through annulment because under our Philippine law, you have to blame someone, you have to say ‘You are incapacitated.' You are saying, 'This marriage never existed,' which is not true."
According to the report, Cayetano's divorce bill statement was her reaction Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III's recent annoucement that he and his wife of 12 years, Jewel May Lobaton, have separated.
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