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Palace: Duterte is against proposed divorce law

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte is against the proposed divorce law, Malacañang said Monday.

Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said Duterte believes approving divorce in the Philippines would be bad for children of separated couples and spouses seeking legal actions against their respective partners.

“Ang Presidente po ay tutol sa divorce. Ang sabi niya, kawawa ang mga anak at kung magkakaroon ng divorce mawawalan ng karapatang magsampa ng kaso ang mga asawa na pinabayaan ng asawa nila matapos ang divorce,” Roque said in a news conference in Camarines Sur.

The House of Representatives approved on second reading the proposed divorce law last week.


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