After Senate passed House Bill 4244 or Reproductive Health Bill, is there a room for Divorce Bill in the Philippines?
This is the hanging question now that Reproductive Health Bill or simply RH Bill, was voted and approved by 13 senators (Ed Angara, Joker Arroyo, Alan Peter Cayetano, Miriam Defensor-Santiago, Franklin Drilon, Francis ‘Chiz’ Escudero, Pia Cayetano, Teofisto Guingona III, Panfilo ‘Ping’ Lacson. Loren legarda, Ferdinand ‘Bong-bong’ Marcos, Francis ‘Kiko’ Pangilinan and Ralph Recto) on the third an final reading on Monday, December 17. Only 8 legislators (Senate President Juan Ponce-Enrile, Senate Pro Tempore Jinggoy Estrada, Majority Floor Leader Vicente Sotto III and Senators Gringo Honasan, Aquilino ‘Koko’ Pimentel, Manny Villar, Ramon ‘Bong’ Revilla Jr. and Antonio Trillanes IV) were against it while 2 senators (Serge Osmena III and Lito Lapid) were both absent during the voting.
Divorce Bill principal author and Gabriela Party-list Representative Luzviminda Ilagan urged for the passing into a law despite the fact that The Vatican cited the Philippines as the only country left in the world that sanctifies marriage.
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