Press Release
August 20, 2010

Pia: Don't shut out debate on 'divorce' yet

Reaction to Pres. Aquino's stand in favor of legal separation

"People should not hastily jump to conclusions or second-guess President Aquino based on the brief statement he made on Thursday opposing the legalization of divorce. As it stands, legal separation under our laws does not end the marriage. Consequently, the parties may not remarry. So perhaps, amendments can be made to the Family Code to come up with 'Pinoy-style' separation that would also be more acceptable and suited to our culture and society. P-Noy's openness to a 'strengthened' legal separation law should prompt lawmakers to start the healthy debates, instead of totally shutting the door on this issue."

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