DIVORCE … Why Not?

Posted by on Jun 6, 2016 in Divorce, Slider

DIVORCE … Why Not?

1. Divorce in the Philippines is not legal but it looks like there are more couples getting an annulment. Isn’t this enough reason to legalize divorce? The increasing numbers may be due to a greater awareness of this procedure than before. We get to know more about annulments or separations today especially if they involve movie or society personalities. The media loves to elaborate on the details but no one seems to be paying attention to the millions of good marriages...

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Boyhood

Posted by on Apr 17, 2015 in Divorce, Slider

Boyhood

One of the most commercially successful films of 2014 was BOYHOOD, a film directed by Richard Linklater and starring Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane, Lorelei Linklater and Ethan Hawke. It cost US $ 4 million to produce but grossed US $ 43 million in the box office. Even more, it received six Oscar nominations and won the Best Actress award for Patricia Arquette. For the BAFTA film awards, it won Best Film, Best Director (for Richard LInklater), and Best Actress. It is the...

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Ensuring Supply of Productive Manpower

Posted by on Apr 17, 2015 in Divorce

A recurring phrase in the very positive assessments of the Philippine economy today coming from foreign pundits refers to the “young, growing, and English-speaking” population of the Philippines. In a global economy where both developed and emerging markets are already suffering from the curse of the “demographic winter”, the Philippines is singled out as one of the remaining countries where rapid ageing is not yet a problem. Our median age of about 23 years is one of the...

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Effects of Divorce on Parents

Posted by on Apr 17, 2015 in Divorce

I have written on the devastating effects of divorce on children and on the quality of the workforce of a country in the long run. If children coming from divorced parents are more prone to poor academic performances and mental and psychological disorders, legalising divorce in the Philippines can erase to a great extent our advantage of having a “young, growing and English-speaking population.” It is clear, therefore, that the issue of divorce is more than just a religious...

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Marriage and the Common Good

Posted by on Apr 17, 2015 in Divorce

When the 48 members of the Constitutional Commission that drafted the Philippine Constitution of 1987 unanimously decided to declare that “Marriage is an inviolable institution”, they were not formulating a religious principle. Beside the fact that members of the Commission belonged to different religions (or no religion), a few of them were leftists from the “rainbow coalition” that brought President Cory Aquino to power. The defence of marriage as an inviolable...

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