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Surveys show a majority of Filipinos have backed legalising divorce since 2014/AFP / NOEL CELIS

Philippine poor pay the price for divorce ban

For well-off people like politician Pantaleon Alvarez, getting out of a bad marriage in the Philippines is pricey but feasible — but for the nation’s poorest and most vulnerable citizens it is nearly impossible. That’s because heavily Catholic Philippines and the Vatican are the last two places on Earth where divorce is outlawed. For the …


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