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Fight for divorce law in Philippines continues



Third Anne Peralta-Malonzo
July 13, 2022

THE fight for the enactment of a law allowing divorce in the Philippines continues as three senators, including two newbies, filed their respective bills pertaining to the matter.

Allowing divorce in the Philippines is one of the pet bills of Senators Risa Hontiveros (Dissolution of Marriage Act), Raffy Tulfo (Divorce Act of 2022) and Robin Padilla (Divorce Act of the Philippines).

A survey conducted by the Social Weather System (SWS) in 2017 showed that an average of 53 percent of adult Filipinos were in favor of the legalization of divorce in the country.

The Philippines and Vatican, which is one of the smallest states in the world, were the only ones that have no divorce law.

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