Marriage and Family is a Gift!
(Our Stand Against Divorce)
The Sangguniang Laiko ng Pilipinas, is strongly against the introduction of the Divorce Law as an easier way for the dissolution of marriage in the Philippines. The proponents of the law often state that aside from the Vatican, the Philippines is the only country in the world where there is no divorce, hence we should also allow it. We should learn from the experience of other countries who have a Divorce Law where families have not been strengthened and as a result, causing a lot of problems to the deserted spouse and their children.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church may serve as a firm and valuable guide when in 2385 it states:
‘Divorce is immoral also because it introduces disorder into the family and into society. This disorder brings grave harm to the deserted spouse, to children traumatized by the separation of their parents and often torn between them, and because of its contagious effect which makes it truly a plague on society.’
We firmly believe that the Family is a Gift from God and Marriage is a Sacred Bond instituted by the Church. It is our hope, therefore, that the Philippines shall forever stand as a beacon of hope for the family and society.
Inspired by this conviction and mindful of the plight of many fellow Filipinos suffering from failing marriages, we call on the Family Life organizations to seek them out and accompany them with helpful interventions through education, formation and accompaniment of this generation and the next, along the values of life-long commitment and steadfast love. The Sangguniang Laiko ng Pilipinas pledges its full support to you and together we push for this advocacy.
For the LAIKO Board of Directors,
ROUQUEL A. PONTE
03 February 2020