House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez plans to introduce a invoice initially of Congress’ common session that will enable couples to hunt the dissolution of their marriage as a substitute of submitting for annulment.
In an interview with ABS-CBN News, Alvarez mentioned his proposal will spare couples the ache of proving any of the grounds for annulment, equivalent to psychological incapacity.
“Dito sa dissolution of marriage, sabihin natin both parties will agree. Ngayon [di yan] pwede. That’s a grouund for denial of annulment– collusion between the parties… Dito sa batas na ito both partries can agree and jointly petition the court for the dissolution of the marriage,” he defined.
Alvarez mentioned the invoice just isn’t akin to divorce, though it should enable couples to depart their marriage.
“Dissolution of marriage ito. Halimbawa, di tayo magkasundo., di na tayo masaya sa isa’t isa. We can go to court and petition jointly for the dissolution of our marriage,” he mentioned.
Alvarez, who’s open about having a girlfriend regardless of being married, mentioned unhappy couples shouldn’t be “penalized” for desirous to be comfortable.
“Remember, this getting married [pero] hindi pa rin perfect yan. Dapat nating isiping lahat kaya tayo nabubuhay dahil gusto nating maging masaya. Bakit natin parusahan yung kababayan natin kung nagkamali?” he mentioned.