Will The Philippines Finally Legalize Divorce? | NowThis World

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Published on 27 May 2018, 13:00
The Philippines is one of only two countries in the world where divorce is illegal – here’s why this is a huge issue.
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The Philippines is one of only two countries in the world where divorce is illegal.

Join NowThis World Producer Alex Janin as she explores how the Philippines became one the last countries in the world with a ban on divorce, and how that affects its people.

The only other state with a divorce ban is Vatican City - and with a population of under 1,000 made up of mostly nuns and priests, divorce isn’t in very high demand. But in the Philippines, a country with more than 40,000 married couples, more than half the population supports legalizing the practice.

So when will Filipinos in unhappy marriages finally get the chance to move on?

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