Senator Aquilino “Koko”Pimentel III announced Tuesday night (22 May, 2012) that he and wife of 12 years, Jewel, had been separated since November 2011 while Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero admitted in various media interviews that he and his wife, Christine, had parted ways.
Senator Pia Cayetano has been separated for the past eight years and is now in the process of annulment.
“I think that divorce should be availed by people who become homicidal at the sight of each other. That is much better than making each other miserable for the rest of their lives, and impacting the lives of their children as well,” – Senator Miriam Santiago
OFW husband who had not returned home for three years. He called from Saudi Arabia, saying, “Kumusta na kayo?” The wife replied: “Salamat sa mga padala mong pera. Ang beer house natin ay KTV Bar na! Ang tricycle natin, taxi na. Ang one-story house ay three stories, at ang 2 anak natin ay apat na!” Four in three years! How come? (taken from “Heavy Crosses our O.F.W.’s Carry“)
Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) are the most prone to be gripped with infidelity. Distance from loved ones force an OFW to find love and comfort in countries where they work, thus leading most likely to third parties. (taken from All out of Love?)
A pleasing quality of a wife or a husband is a good disposition. An ill-tempered or ungrateful or loquacious or imperious couple leads to an agonizing married life, and is a great hindrance leading a moral life. – Anonymous
“The family is the most adaptable of all human institutions, changing with every social demand. The family does not break in a storm as oak or pine trees do, but bends before the wind like the bamboo tree in Oriental tales and springs up again.’’ – Paul Bohannan (American anthropologist)
The Philippines and Malta are the only two remaining countries in the world without a divorce law. This bill is being introduced based on indications that the Philippine society is ready for the legalization of divorce.
The sanctity of marriage is not based on the number of marriages existing but on the quality of marital relationships. When a marriage is no longer viable, divorce should be an option. – Explanatory Note, HB # 1799
How about You – OFWs? Are you in favor of Philippine Divorce Law?
RESULT: As of 22 May 2013
Yes – 74.12 %
No – 26.19 %
Undecided – 0%