AlDub and The Thrill of the Chaste

Of all the things I could write about here at Patheos, I didn’t think I’d be writing about a Filipino love team. And yet here I am, prompted by this video making the rounds. Here’s a good primer. Since I’m in the US, I comment as an outsider,...

No To Divorce (A Guest Blog Post)

[This is a blog post from Veronica Cleofe-Alejar. Nikka is wife to Dong Alejar, and mother to four, two girls and two boys ages 2 to 10. She gave up her broadcasting career after the Lord converted her, but continues to use her skills and talents in the service of the...

No Need for Divorce in the Philippines, Part 3 (Q&A)

Link to Part 1. Link to Part 2. Q. What about people who can’t afford legal services? A. There are legal aid offices which provide free legal services in the Philippines, though not many. The Integrated Bar of the Philippines has chapters all over the...

No Need for Divorce in the Philippines, Part 2

I received several comments on my previous blog post on divorce, so here’s Part 2. Mostly what I’m seeing is that people have a lot of misconceptions about what divorce is vs. annulment. I myself am not an expert and rely on people to educate me on these...

No Need for Divorce in the Philippines

In just the past week, Philippine news outlets, plus several international ones, published almost 50 articles on divorce, and how oppressive it is to keep Filipinos from having access to this ‘unmet need’. There are too many intertwined issues which cannot...