"For richer or for poorer; for better or for worse; for sickness and in health; until death do us part." The quote that I had stated earlier, is the sacred vow being said by marrying couples which should be followed to the letter. First of all, what is divorce? Divorce is the act of legally putting an end to a marital relationship because of certain conflicts that the couple is experiencing. According to Article II, Section 12 of the Constitution, in no less than the Declaration of Principles, expressly and categorically that the state shall strengthen the family as a basic autonomous entity; while the very first Article of the Family Code of the Philippines provides that marriage is an inviolable social institution. Undoubtedly, divorces cause a lot of negative effects, some of which are short-term and less harmful, but some can be very lasting and very harmful causing serious health problems, development and behavioral problems in children, leading to a lack of academic or other success, as well as inability to feel happy and pleased with this life. According to the latest statistics, children of divorced parents are less likely to finish schools or graduate from colleges with high grades, find a good job and be satisfied with own career or personal life. Parents’ divorce always causes great impact on children, which can in no sense be positive or inspiring. RH BILL
he issue on whether or not the Philippines indeed needs a Reproductive Health bill has been in limbo in the Congress since time immemorial. The clamor between the pro and the anti has never been at par since today, and each has a very valid reason as to why and why not the lawmakers should pass the RH Bill. So is there really a need for an RH Bill? Let’s weigh the reasons and consequences. First, the issue on the protection of women against maternal deaths is already answered by an existing yet not that functional law. Republic Act 9710 or the Magna Carta for Women already provides for the...
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