No to Divorce Law in Philippines

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Vanna Sai Dela Peña started this petition to Government

Divorce, separation and annulment are some of the most controversial issues today. For a country such as the Philippines where there is a huge Christian population, divorce is regarded a taboo (Topten.ph). According to Kidshealth, divorce happens after a husband and wife decide not to live together anymore and that they no longer want to be married to each other. They agree to sign legal papers that make them each single again and allow them to marry other people if they want to. It might sound simple, but it's not easy for a husband and wife to decide to end a marriage. Often they spend a long time trying to solve problems before deciding to divorce. But sometimes they just can't fix the problems and decide that a divorce is the best solution. Change is a natural part of life, but when it happens to your family, it is sometimes really hard to deal with. Whether a couple goes through annulment, legal separation or divorce, their children will always be the most affected. Some divorce supporters argue that the Bill ensures financial support for the children, and even the spouse, but it doesn’t provide anything to safeguard the mental and emotional aspects of the people involved. When a couple separates, it leads to a broken home or broken family, and not many children are able to cope with this. 

So, we do not need divorce here in the Philippines. Divorce may not be solution to some issues and there’s a risk that it may even make matters worse. We need to protect children.

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