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We vehemently express our position against House Bill No. 1799, An Act Introducing Divorce in the Philippines.
We disagree with Gabriela Representatives Luzviminda Ilagan and Emerenciana De Jesus who emphasized that legalizing divorce would give “married couples in irreparable marriages another legal remedy that they can resort to in addition to the country’s existing laws on legal separation and annulment.”
We believe that the refiled bill to legalize divorce in the Philippines is not the solution.
We agree with Parañaque Rep. Roilo Golez, who said, “That is like giving a married couple a weapon of mass destruction that they can use against each other even for petty, solvable marital problems.”
We agree with Buhay Party-List Rep. Erwin Tieng, who said his group was against divorce because it was tantamount to giving troubled marriages an “exit clause from a very important union.”
We believe that divorce is unnatural and immoral as it brings forth disorder in the family and society. Because of its contagious effect in society, a divorce invites another divorce.
We believe that sanctity of marriage must be protected. Honoring and upholding the marriage vows brings honor and glory to God. Just as the Bible teaches us to enter into marriage carefully and reverently, divorce is to be avoided at all costs.
In view thereof, we, the leaders and members of Dadiangas Baptist Church, have affixed our signatures as a manifestation of our strong opposition to House Bill No. 1799.
September 5, 2010. General Santos City.