- The Senate has conducted its first hearing about the divorce bill
- Sen. Risa Hontiveros said that divorce is “pro-family” and “pro-children”
- She also said that divorce should be there for those who need it
Opposition Senator Risa Hontiveros has been pushing for the passage of divorce bill in the Philippines.
KAMI learned that Hontiveros believes that divorce is “pro-family” and “pro-children.”
In a report by ABS-CBN News, the Senate had its first hearing about the divorce bill on Tuesday.
“Divorce assumes the marriage has been broken. It’s not divorce that breaks the marriage, it’s the abuse, the oppression or the lovelessness that preceded it,” Hontiveros said.
“It makes us respect marriage more by being more discerning with our choices in life. It protects children from abuse and rebuilds broken families,” she added.
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The senator also explained that the divorce should be there for those need it in order to heal and have second chances.
“Nobody wants divorce. It’s painful. It signals the end of love,” Hontiveros said.
“But it should be there for those who need it. For second chances. For healing,” the senator added.
In a previous report by KAMI, Rep. Robert Ace Barbers filed a bill seeking to make 5 years of separation as grounds for annulment.
Risa Hontiveros is a community leader and used to represent the Akbayan in the House of Representatives. She is also pushing for the passage of the controversial SOGIE bill.
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