• 6 AUGUST - *1907 - Gen. Macario Sakay, one of the Filipino military leaders who had continued fighting the imperialist United States invaders eight years into the Ph...
    7 years ago

......................................................................................

The Daily Tribune

(Without Fear or Favor)

Specials:

Bulatlat.com

World Wildlife Fund for Nature-Philippines

The Philippines Matrix Project

Time for a divorce law? MR. EXPOSE Amb. Ernesto Maceda 08/13/2010

Friday, August 13, 2010

Time for a divorce law?


MR. EXPOSE
Amb. Ernesto Maceda
08/13/2010
Gabriela party-list Rep. Emmy de Jesus filed a divorce bill. Lawyer
Evelyn Ursua explained that there is divorce for Muslims under Muslim law since 1977; divorce during Japanese time; divorce before Aug. 30, 1950 and divorce in Spain, Italy and Ireland, Catholic countries.

The Catholic church has indirectly allowed divorce under the guise of annulment. In civil courts, divorce is allowed under the term “declaration of nullity” under the broad term psychological incapacity under Article 36 of the Family Code, which is easy to prove if the two parties agree to the dissolution.
The lack of divorce law has resulted in the corruption of judges who received bribes to allow the dissolution of the marriage or annulment. Under the Gabriela bill, the grounds are:
1. Spouses have been separated in fact for five years;
2. When the parties have been legally separated for two years;
3. Any of the grounds for legal separation has caused irreparable breakdown of the marriage;
4. Psychological incapacity;... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/commentary/20100813com4.html

0 comments

Blog Archive