Senator Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito doused chilly water on the probabilities of passing House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez’ invoice for the dissolution of marriages within the coming second common session of Congress.
“That’s (a) practical (solution) but the problem is, our country is still 80% to 90% Christians, probably (even) 70% Roman Catholics. We are not yet ready because of our belief, to accept yung ganyan, on the sanctity ng marriage, family,” stated Ejercito.
“Probably later on (it could be acceptable already) but at this time, we have to be honest, baka mahirapan pa,” he added.
Ejercito, thought of an ally of the administration within the higher chamber, isn’t prepared to assist Alvarez proposition on his invoice even when the latter declared it as his pet invoice when Congress resumesdsessions later this month.
The senator stated troubled have annulment as an possibility.
“I think the intention of the law is to make it (dissolution of marriage) hard kasi baka pag dinalian baka dumami divorce, mag asawa ng mag asawa, divorce ng divorce di ba? I don’t think at this point the population as a whole is ready for divorce kasi nga because of our predominantly Christian and Catholic population,” he stated.
“Baka sa susunod nyan yung marriage contract may validity na, renewable na,” Ejercito stated in jest.