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Malta and the Philippines

30 Oct

There used to be only two countries in the world – the Philippines and Malta – in which divorce was illegal. But now, citizens of the Mediterranean nation voted in favour of divorce legalization, leaving the Philippines now the only country in the world which still bans divorce. There is no divorce in the Philippines.

Couples locked in difficult and unhappy marriages could only sigh in frustration. Malta’s decision to legalize divorce has reignited debate here at home. Will the Philippines ever legalize divorce?

A women’s rights group is deviating from the safer position and is instead pushing for the legalization of divorce in the Philippines. However, in a Congress of more than 200 lawmakers, the Gabriela Women’s Party would need all the support it can get. Luz Ilagan, the lawmaker representing the group, said that divorce has been widely recognized around the world as a legitimate option for couples trapped in difficult relationships.

At present, prevailing laws provide relatively difficult options for couples who want to separate. These are legal separation and annulment or a declaration of nullity of marriage.

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Children in the Philippines

24 Aug

Children in the Philippines are highly respectful and many are treated with a family closeness which does not compare to many other countries. Young children are given the all familiar godfathers and godmothers to watch over them in their adolescent lives. In marriage another type of Ninong or god-relative is given to help those families in times of need and trouble. Marriages that are in consistent demand of Ninongs can often lead to a huge problems within the family. Though no country in the world is perfect the Philippines has a history of togetherness, which is envied by so many.

 

. Without love and admiration to all around them, children can and often do cause couples to divorce in the Philippines.

. Without love and admiration to all around them, children can and often do cause couples to divorce in the Philippines.

When receiving respect with Filipino children, whether it is with a foreign sibling or not, one should lay the ground rules for the younger ones. Not only does this introduce admiration to them but often leads to a family which will grow to be happier in life. This is true with any family, but here the implementation is much easier due to their strong beliefs and a good will towards one another. Family means everything here and throughout their life someone is watching over them, whether it be from birth or to their dying days.

 

Those that choose to not form a class of respect habitually find themselves dealing with issues which have far reaching problems. Filipino children who are not held with that type of regard will often not give what they receive. Undoubtedly this will lead them down a path which will cause unheard issues. Giving respect is a two way street, something we all hopefully comprehend. Problems which tend to be overlooked in a busy Western world are given priority here.

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