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They can file for legal separation, which will allow them to separate their possessions and live apart, but does not legally end a marital union and thus does not permit remarriage.
They can file for divorce if they are among the estimated 5 percent of the population that is Muslim and is governed by the Code of Muslim Personal Laws.
The Americans, who acquired the nation in 1898 following the Spanish-American War, allowed divorce, but only on the grounds of adultery or concubinage.
The Japanese, who occupied the Philippines during World War II, introduced liberal divorce laws.
Two people can voluntarily choose to love, honor, and remain faithful to each other, but in the Philippines it is pretty much only through death, or the torturously long process of annulment, that they can part.
”I had finally gotten out of my long-dead marriage in the devoutly Catholic Philippines, the only country in the world (other than Vatican City) where divorce is not legal.
Perez married a rock musician in 1995, and the couple had a son two years later.
But within a year of his birth, Perez’s husband had left her with their baby and gone to live abroad.
Divorce has not always been banned in the Philippines.If I got into a new relationship, I risked being charged with adultery and jailed.I was 28 when I left my husband, 29 when I finally decided—against my family’s wishes and without their support—to file for annulment. And on the phone that day, I felt like the oldest 33-year-old in the world.* * *Under Philippine law, two people wishing to end their marriage have limited options.Perez filed for an annulment in 2000, and was denied. In 2006, the Philippine Supreme Court declined to hear her case, declaring: We find [the husband’s] alleged mixed personality disorder, the ‘leaving-the-house’ attitude whenever they quarreled, the violent tendencies during epileptic attacks, the sexual infidelity, the abandonment and lack of support, and his preference to spend more time with his band mates than his family, are not rooted on some debilitating psychological condition but a mere refusal or unwillingness to assume the essential obligations of marriage.Statistics from the Philippines’ Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) show that there were more than 10,000 petitions filed to end marriages in 2013, out of a population of roughly 100 million, with women filing slightly more than half of the petitions.