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Key ally of Philippines president introduces bills allowing for divorce, same-sex unions - Crux: Covering all things Catholic;

Key ally of Philippines president introduces bills allowing for divorce, same-sex unions - Crux: Covering all things Catholic

Crux: Covering all things CatholicKey ally of Philippines president introduces bills allowing for divorce, same-sex unionsCrux: Covering all things CatholicPantaleon D. Alvarez, speaker of the House of Representatives in the Philippines. (Credit: Official Facebook Page of Pantaleon D. Alvarez.) The Philippines is the only country in the world — except for the Vatican — to have no divorce law. That could ...and more »

Lagman calls on Alvarez to join him in authoring divorce bill - Inquirer.net;

Lagman calls on Alvarez to join him in authoring divorce bill - Inquirer.net

Inquirer.netLagman calls on Alvarez to join him in authoring divorce billInquirer.netAlbay Rep. Edcel Lagman on Tuesday urged Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez to join him in authoring a divorce bill instead of pushing for a bill allowing for the easy dissolution of marriage. In a press conference, Lagman said two divorce bills have been ...and more »

Senior MP pushes to legalise divorce and same-sex unions in Catholic Philippines - The Tablet;

Senior MP pushes to legalise divorce and same-sex unions in Catholic Philippines - The Tablet

The TabletSenior MP pushes to legalise divorce and same-sex unions in Catholic PhilippinesThe TabletA Filipino member of parliament has proposed a bill to legalise same-sex unions and divorce. Opening the Philippines House of Representatives, Speaker and member of Parliament, Pantaleon Alvarez, said yesterday (24 July) he would file a bill to legally ...and more »

Alvarez defends dissolution of marriage bill, claims he's a member of Manobo tribe - ABS-CBN News;

Alvarez defends dissolution of marriage bill, claims he's a member of Manobo tribe - ABS-CBN News

ABS-CBN NewsAlvarez defends dissolution of marriage bill, claims he's a member of Manobo tribeABS-CBN NewsHouse Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez on Tuesday defended his bill proposal allowing the dissolution of marriage and said he is a member of the Manobo tribe which allows him to have multiple marriages. Alvarez mentioned this in a radio interview as he ...and more »

Congress Speaker pushes for same-sex union in the Philippines - Gay Star News;

Congress Speaker pushes for same-sex union in the Philippines - Gay Star News

Gay Star NewsCongress Speaker pushes for same-sex union in the PhilippinesGay Star News'Our citizens should not be excluded from society just because of the person they love. They must also be treated with equality before the law.' Congress Speaker pushes for same-sex union in the Philippines. Phillipines' Congress Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez.and more »

No personal motive: Alvarez defends push for dissolution of marriage - Inquirer.net;

No personal motive: Alvarez defends push for dissolution of marriage - Inquirer.net

Inquirer.netNo personal motive: Alvarez defends push for dissolution of marriageInquirer.netSpeaker Pantaleon Alvarez on Tuesday said his controversial proposal to pass a law allowing dissolution of marriage was not motivated by personal marital woes, since he belonged to an ethnic group that allowed him to have multiple wives. “I'm a member ...and more »

Lawmaker pushes for same-sex unions, divorce in Catholic Philippines - The Star Online

Lawmaker pushes for same-sex unions, divorce in Catholic PhilippinesThe Star OnlineMANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's top ally in Congress proposed new bills to legalise divorce and same-sex unions, a move almost certain to meet fierce resistance from bishops in the mainly Catholic country. Opening the lower house for its ...and more »

Marriage dissolution tops House agenda - Inquirer.net;

Marriage dissolution tops House agenda - Inquirer.net

Inquirer.netMarriage dissolution tops House agendaInquirer.netSpeaker Pantaleon Alvarez wants the House of Representatives to give priority during the second regular session to legislation that would allow the dissolution of marriage and require casinos, mining companies and public transport operators to secure ...and more »

House opens second regular session - Newburgh Gazette;

House opens second regular session - Newburgh Gazette

Newburgh GazetteHouse opens second regular sessionNewburgh Gazette"This will address the structural defects that have hampered our national strategy in pursuit of peace, prosperity, and progress", Alvarez said as he opened the second regular session of the 17th Congress. Such legislation is expected to draw strong ...and more »

17th Congress to prioritized BBL passage and charter change in 2nd regular session - UNTV News;

17th Congress to prioritized BBL passage and charter change in 2nd regular session - UNTV News

UNTV News17th Congress to prioritized BBL passage and charter change in 2nd regular sessionUNTV NewsMANILA, Philippines — The 17th Congress vows to prioritize the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law and charter change. House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez said, “We have to concentrate our efforts in passing two legislative measures that hold the key to ...and more »

Divorce, federalism, BBL make it to House priority wish list - Manila Bulletin;

Divorce, federalism, BBL make it to House priority wish list - Manila Bulletin

Manila BulletinDivorce, federalism, BBL make it to House priority wish listManila BulletinGetting out from “unhappy marriages” will be easy for troubled couples under a bill that the leadership of the House of Representatives has placed high on the list of legislative priorities. In his speech opening the second regular session of the 17th ...and more »

Regular Session begins, priorities identified - BusinessWorld Online Edition

Regular Session begins, priorities identifiedBusinessWorld Online EditionFEDERALISM, the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law, and tax reform topped the legislative priorities identified by the two leaders of the 17th Congress at the opening of the Second Regular Session on Monday, July 24. In a gesture unprecedented in the ...and more »

Philippines Top Lawmaker Pushes for Same-Sex Unions, Divorce - teleSUR English;

Philippines Top Lawmaker Pushes for Same-Sex Unions, Divorce - teleSUR English

teleSUR EnglishPhilippines Top Lawmaker Pushes for Same-Sex Unions, DivorceteleSUR EnglishThe Philippines would become the first Southeast Asian nation to legalize same-sex unions if he succeeds. On Monday, Philippine Speaker of the House of Representatives Pantaleon Alvarez announced his intention to file a bill to legalize divorce and ...and more »

House to hear bills for civil unions, dissolution of marriage — Speaker - CNN Philippines;

House to hear bills for civil unions, dissolution of marriage — Speaker - CNN Philippines

CNN PhilippinesHouse to hear bills for civil unions, dissolution of marriage — SpeakerCNN PhilippinesMetro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 24) — House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez endorsed on Monday his proposed plans for additions to the Family Code of the Philippines, which include civil unions, the dissolution of marriage, and the recognition of ...and more »

Alvarez: No human rights abuses under martial law - The Manila Times

Alvarez: No human rights abuses under martial lawThe Manila TimesSPEAKER Pantaleon Alvarez of Davao del Norte has ruled out human rights abuses allegedly committed by the military during the 60-day period of martial law in Mindanao, including in war-torn Marawi City. Alvarez issued the statement after Samira Gutoc, ...and more »

House to prioritize BBL, federalism on resumption of 17th Congress - CNN Philippines;

House to prioritize BBL, federalism on resumption of 17th Congress - CNN Philippines

CNN PhilippinesHouse to prioritize BBL, federalism on resumption of 17th CongressCNN PhilippinesMetro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 24) — The House of Representatives said it will deliberate on the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) and the shift to a federal government as it opened its second regular session on July 24. "We have to concentrate ...and more »

Congressional franchises for casinos, mining 'reeks of vested interest' - Rappler;

Congressional franchises for casinos, mining 'reeks of vested interest' - Rappler

RapplerCongressional franchises for casinos, mining 'reeks of vested interest'RapplerMANILA, Philippines – Opposition legislators questioned the House leadership's push to require congressional franchises for operators of casinos, public transportation, and mining companies. At the opening of the 17th Congress' second regular session ...and more »

Alvarez says option for dissolution 'makes marriage stronger' - Rappler;

Alvarez says option for dissolution 'makes marriage stronger' - Rappler

RapplerAlvarez says option for dissolution 'makes marriage stronger'RapplerBETTER MARRIAGES? House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, himself split from his wife, says allowing couples the option for the 'dissolution of marriage' makes for happier unions. Rappler photo. MANILA, Philippines – Speaker Panteleon Alvarez on Monday, ...and more »

Alvarez: I want to be remembered as the Speaker of the people - GMA News;

Alvarez: I want to be remembered as the Speaker of the people - GMA News

GMA NewsAlvarez: I want to be remembered as the Speaker of the peopleGMA NewsThis was how House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez wants his legacy to be as the head of the Lower House of Congress. In his speech during the opening of the Second Regular Session on Monday, Alvarez highlighted the achievements of the House of ...and more »

Approval of death penalty is Philippine lawmakers' major accomplishment: House Speaker - International Business Times, Singapore Edition;

Approval of death penalty is Philippine lawmakers' major accomplishment: House Speaker - International Business Times, Singapore Edition

International Business Times, Singapore EditionApproval of death penalty is Philippine lawmakers' major accomplishment: House SpeakerInternational Business Times, Singapore EditionOne of the major accomplishments of Philippine lawmakers in the Rodrigo Duterte's first year of administration is the approval of death penalty. The announcement was made by Speaker of the House Pantaleon Alvarez, who said that the approval of House ...and more »