6 months Divorce to face dissent in Senate MB
By Vanne Terrazola Senators are weighing their options on the proposal to allow divorce in the Philippines. Senate of the Philippines (MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO) While looking forward to the chamber’s debates on the bill seeking to legalize divorce, Senate President Vicente Sotto III said that he is not yet keen to support the measure. Senator Risa Hontiveros is pushing anew the passage of an “absolute divorce” bill in the 18th Congress, saying the government should provide legal mechanisms to protect and free persons who are trapped in an abusive marriage. Sotto, however, said legislators might not be ready yet to approve ... more