Gabriela set to refile divorce bill

ABS-CBN correspondent RG Cruz reports that Gabriela party-list "will soon refile a bill allowing divorce in the Philippines."

ABS-CBN correspondent RG Cruz reports that Gabriela party-list "will soon refile a bill allowing divorce in the Philippines."


The report quoted Gabriela representative Luzviminda Ilagan as saying that the divorce bill will be refiled in the 16th Congress because "it got stuck at the committee on the revision of codes" in the previous Congress." Gabriela’s bill, however, is set to be challenged by the the anti-divorce bill filed by Marikina Rep. Marcelino Teodoro this week. This is House Bill 37 or an "act providing for the protection of marriage as an inviolable social institution and the family as the foundation of the nation and for other purposes."


If passed into law, HB 37  will ensure that "absolute divorce would remain unacceptable in the Philippine legal system," the report said.

 

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