Senator Richard Gordon has thumbed down House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez’ proposal on the dissolution of “unhappy marriages,”saying there are different issues that ought to be prioritized in Congress.
“I don’t think it should be prioritized. We have other problems, big problems,” Gordon mentioned.
The senator mentioned Alvarez’ proposal permitting to collectively petition a courtroom for the dissolution of their marriage, as an alternative of an annulment, can already be thought-about an introduction to a divorce within the nation.
Divorce has lengthy been opposed particularly by the Catholic Church.
“We should not toy with such things. I mean, there’s a lot of hanky-panky going on in marriages in this country. But you build on it eh. Marriage is not a one-time thing, you build on it. You know there will be problems in a marriage eh. Unless talaga binubugbog ka na, meron ng danger to your life, you’ve fallen out of love and it will make the children suffer it should not be easily undertaken,” he mentioned.
In opposing Alvarez’ proposition, the senator mentioned he has all the time taken a conservative view on marriage and amongst those that consider within the sanctity of marriage.
“I don’t think we should make it so easy for people who will get married and then make it so easy for them to unmarry themselves via divorce. I want the preservation of the family. I want the Filipino people na masyadong impressionable tayo sa ibang bansa, baka lahat mag-aasawa sandali lang divorced na, papano yung mga bata?” he requested.
But if Alvarez will pursue the bill, Gordon mentioned it ought to be allowed to be heard and debated upon in Congress.