I second that Swany. Additionally, labeling the Philippines as a "third world country" is not only inaccurate but a bit derogatory. More correctly, the Philippines is a "developing country".
Originally Posted by Swany
On the other hand, the absence of a legal divorce option is very archaic and virtually forces certain individuals into adulterous situations. I'm not saying the Philippines should adopt a "no fault" divorce law but certainly should for cases of abuse, either emotional or physical. This would include, of course, adultery. Those situations are even biblical which a government claiming a Christian base should have no problem adopting.
This topic may not be directly related to the City of Dumaguete but it is a good reminder to foreigners of the differences in the laws and how they are enforced. Not only are some archaic but they are not enforced equitably. The many individuals in adulterous relationships are known and largely ignored but someone must have had their ego bruised in this situation.
The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire.
-Robert A. Heinlein