4 months Bill spares divorced Pinoys of tedious civil status change process MB
By Ellson Quismorio  A lady lawmaker from Mindanao wants to make it easier for Filipinos who were validly divorced by their foreign spouses overseas to change their civil status upon their return to the country. Bukidnon 1st Rep. Maria Lourdes Acosta-Alba filed House Bill (HB) No. 96, the proposed “Foreign Divorce Recognition Act,” which would fast track the validation of the civil status of Filipinos validly divorced by their foreign spouses. Rep. Maria Lourdes Acosta-Alba(Rep. Maria Lourdes Acosta-Alba Facebook page / MANILA BULLETIN) Acosta-Alba said the Philippines has no divorce law, but when a divorce is validly obtained abroad by ... more