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Old 28th October 2013, 10:29 AM
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Because the Philippines doesn't recognise divorce it doesn't recognise a citizen getting devorced full stop. It's the foriegn partners devorce that is recognised. That's why the foriegn partner must instigate the divorce not the Filipino. I'm not sure how that would effect a former Filipino who returns to the Philippines. If they don't return it wouldn't matter as the divorce will be fully legal in the country where the proceedings were carried out.
Well, if that is correct, that if a maiden Filipina marries, say in the USA, and then divorces in the USA, and then returns to the Philippines, and the Philippines say she is still married, then, that is totally crazy, but I guess consistent with many other idiotic rules and of course no-rules that they have here..............

They can thank the Catholic Church for that one no doubt.

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As is often said, "Wecome to the Philippines"

Their country, their rules.
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Fortunately the no-divorce thing in the Philippines does not affect me at all, I was just interested in the subject. Fascinated by the stupidity of some Countries Governments, including my own at times, rarely though, ...........however the Divorce system in Aust., is very civilised, quick, cheap and painless.

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Has anybody considered the PI govt is doing people a favor making it so hard to re-marry? Lol
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Has anybody considered the PI govt is doing people a favor making it so hard to re-marry? Lol
Agreed,,,, Now if they could just figure out a way to get people to be more careful, and more sure of what they are doing BEFORE they get married in the first place..

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The trouble is that it's the women that suffer as the man just go off and cohabits with another women and start another family. If there was divorce and all the other bits and pieces that go with it like child responsibility perhaps thing would actually be better in the long run. Responsible men, there's something to think about

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That's OK, thanks for the information. I'm just trying to figure our what the deal is.

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This is an interesting subject, and could apply to all foreigners.

Q: were you married in the Philippines or in the USA ?

Q: was your Filipina wife a Philippine citizen at the time of your marriage or an American citizen ?

and you are correct, there is no divorce as such, in the Philippines to people who marry here, only the Anullment procedure, that is very costly 100.000 pesos plus, and takes anywhere from 1 - 3 years, if, and only if, you are lucky enough to come before a Judge here who will sanction it, some will not.
We were married in the Philippines and yes, she was and still is a Philippine citizen.

Here's another twist. After we were divorced in America, she re-married to another guy. And now she is divorced again.

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I have only looked briefly into this but this is what I have discovered.
They will recognise all divorces of foreigners but not filipino citizens. So if you are American married to Filipino and legally divorce in America you are allowed to remarry however you ex-wife is still classed as married as she is a Filipino citizen.

REALLY !! Wow, that is very good. It's the first time I've heard that. If you have a link or anything I can read more about it, please post it. I'd like to investigate further.

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I have only looked briefly into this but this is what I have discovered.
They will recognise all divorces of foreigners but not filipino citizens. So if you are American married to Filipino and legally divorce in America you are allowed to remarry however you ex-wife is still classed as married as she is a Filipino citizen.

REALLY !! Wow, that is very good. It's the first time I've heard that. If you have a link or anything I can read more about it, please post it. I'd like to investigate further.


That's not completely correct. As long as the American divorced the filipina the divorce will be recognised in the Philippines and she will also be able to remarry. The divorce must be recorded at the NSO for it to be recognised though.

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