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Rappler's latest stories on annulment


‘The Annulment’ review: Legally bland

Nov 17, 2019 - 4:56 PM

In an age where there are discussions on legalizing divorce, a film like 'The Annulment' is counterproductive

Supreme Court tackles psychological incapacity as ground for annulment

Sep 30, 2019 - 11:43 AM

(UPDATED) The High Court continues its streak of tackling what could be described as progressive issues such as same-sex marriage and inheritance rights of illegitimate children

SolGen role in annulment 'waste of taxpayers' money' – group

Sep 17, 2019 - 3:04 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Senator Risa Hontiveros says advocates support the term 'dissolution of marriage' if other lawmakers have an issue on the word 'divorce'

ADVOCATES. Pro-divorce advocates attend the first Senate hearing on the absolute divorce bill. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Zsa Zsa Padilla bares annulment case over fake marriage

Apr 14, 2019 - 6:40 PM

The singer-actress says she found out she was 'married' to a Japanese man she didn't even know

Sunshine Cruz, Cesar Montano's marriage now annulled

Sep 18, 2018 - 5:18 PM

The petition was first filed 4 years ago

'Til divorce do us part?' PH struggles to marry religion and reality

Apr 21, 2018 - 10:00 PM

While there has been growing support for the passage of the divorce law, there is still no assurance from legislators that this would happen anytime soon

Singapore couple challenge annulment of marriage after sex change

Apr 02, 2018 - 6:12 PM

The Singapore government voids the marriage of a couple after the husband underwent a sex change because the operation made their partnership a same-sex union that is illegal in the city-state

CAKES. Same-sex marriage cake toppers are displayed on a shelf at Fantastico on December 5, 2017 in San Francisco, California. Photo Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Divorce law unlikely? Senate only wants easier, cheaper annulment

Mar 20, 2018 - 12:27 PM

After the House approval of the divorce bill, the Senate still has no counterpart measure and is so far not keen on filing one

What the Supreme Court says about love

Feb 14, 2018 - 8:33 AM

'The heart has reasons of its own which reason does not know,' says one ruling

ON LOVE. Supreme Court decisions teach lessons on love and justice.

Cavite judges found guilty of fixing annulment cases

Feb 03, 2018 - 9:08 PM

The Supreme Court only imposes a fine of P21,000 to P80,000 because the implicated judges are either retired, dead, or already dismissed

GUILTY. Four former trial court judges in Cavite are found guilty of simple to gross misconduct for the conspiracy of fixing annulment cases in their jurisdiction.

Drilon wants removal of SolGen power to intervene in annulment cases

Jan 31, 2018 - 3:25 PM

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon says the Office of the Solicitor General should not be concerned with private marital affairs, but Solicitor General Jose Calida says they 'don't mind'

Koko Pimentel's marriage with ex-wife now annulled

Jan 25, 2018 - 4:18 PM

Rappler gets confirmation from a source privy to the information, who also says the decision was released this week

NEW LEADERS. It's now official. After months of talks, Senator Aquilino 'Koko' Pimentel III is now the Senate President of the 17th Congress. File photo by Mark Cristino/Rapple

Civil union for same-sex couples, ugly, rich people – Speaker Alvarez

Jan 03, 2018 - 6:13 PM

The Speaker says, 'Ngayon kasi kapag absolute community of property…karamihan ngayon, kung hindi babae or lalaki, kahit na medyo pangit, kapag maraming pera pakakasalan mo'

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE, DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE. House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez continues to defend two laws he wants Congress to pass. File photo

Bill on dissolution of marriage filed in Congress

Aug 07, 2017 - 9:28 PM

House Bill 6027 however does not define what constitutes severe and chronic unhappiness one of the grounds for seeking to end a marriage

DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE. Under House Bill 6027, a marriage may be dissolved based on irreconcilable differences or severe and chronic unhappiness.

Retired judge's benefits forfeited over court irregularities

Apr 11, 2017 - 2:15 PM

The most glaring irregularities are those connected to how the court handled annulment cases

Supreme Court file photo

[Clinical Notes] Are first marriages really better?

Feb 25, 2017 - 3:06 PM

Margarita Holmes talks about the impact of second marriages on kids and the effects of the non legalization of divorce on a family

Sunshine Dizon drops charges against husband, to file for annulment

Jan 06, 2017 - 12:07 AM

Sunshine Dizon says she filed for desistance and will file for annulment for the sake of her children

Duterte's ex-wife: It's not true he kills innocent people

Apr 13, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Duterte s ex wife Elizabeth Zimmerman says I stopped my radiation treatment [for the campaign] But I did it to help my family my children

BIRTHDAY. Duterte's ex-wife, Elizabeth Zimmerman (center), spends her birthday campaigning for the Davao mayor in Cebu. Photo by Ryan Macasero/Rappler

Who among the VP bets will support divorce?

Apr 07, 2016 - 7:37 PM

The Philippines is the only country in the world without divorce Will this change come 2016?

PODCAST: Q and A with an annulment lawyer

Jan 23, 2016 - 2:30 PM

Got legal and practical questions on annulment?

Make marriage annulment easier – senatorial bets

Jan 20, 2016 - 9:49 PM

Senatoriables Lorna Kapunan Neri Colmenares and Martin Romualdez also say it s time to at least debate same sex marriage

FAMILY LAWS. Senatorial candidates (from left) Neri Colmenares, Lorna Kapunan, and Martin Romualdez discuss their stand on annulment, divorce, and same-sex marriage at Rappler's 'The Leader I Want' forum on January 20, 2016. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

PODCAST: Annulment 101

Jan 10, 2016 - 10:30 AM

Where do broken hearts go? To court? Let s talk about annulment in the Philippines

Part 6: Recto: Certified fake

Jan 01, 2016 - 3:00 AM

[The annulment business] Fake annulments are easy to detect Beware of fakes from Recto

IN NUMBERS: The state of the nation's marital woes

Jan 01, 2016 - 2:54 AM

Happy ever after does not happen for everyone Statistics from the Office of the Solicitor General OSG show us the state of the nation’s heartbreak

Part 5: Annulment scam

Dec 31, 2015 - 10:00 AM

[The annulment business] When someone promises a quickie annulment, chances are they’re just faking it

Part 4: Bribery in annulment mills

Dec 30, 2015 - 9:30 AM

[The annulment business] ‘The buck stops with the judge’

Part 3: Cavite: Haven for paid-for annulments?

Dec 29, 2015 - 9:30 AM

[The annulment business] A web of relationships, from fixer to judge, slowly unravels

Part 2: Cotabato court issues spurious annulment documents

Dec 28, 2015 - 10:15 AM

[The annulment business] The Supreme Court dismisses erring judge Cader Indar who issues quick decision on cases brought to him

Part 1: The annulment business

Dec 27, 2015 - 11:45 AM

Judges and court staff collude in annulment mills

Gov’t warning: Make sure annulment documents are real

Dec 27, 2015 - 11:30 AM

Aware of rampant forgery of documents and many falling prey to persistent fixers the PSA urges the public to deal only with certified officers

Delete that marriage certificate

Dec 27, 2015 - 11:30 AM

Can marriage certificates be made to disappear without a trace?

Marital purgatory

Dec 27, 2015 - 11:00 AM

When you remain married only on paper it feels like you are languishing in marital purgatory

Breaking up is hard to do...and expensive too

Dec 26, 2015 - 1:15 PM

[The annulment business] An annulment can cost from over P180 000 to about P300 000 Lawyers professional fees are a consideration

End a miserable marriage? Hire a hit man?

Dec 26, 2015 - 1:05 PM

UPDATED Some people would hire someone to kill to get out of a bad marriage

A story of love and loss

Dec 26, 2015 - 1:00 PM

UPDATED A man speaks up on love lost and a wish to start anew

EXPLAINER: Untying the marriage knot 101

Dec 23, 2015 - 7:30 AM

This can guide you through the legalese of the Family Code which lists various grounds for terminating marriages

INFOGRAPHIC: How to get annulled

Dec 23, 2015 - 7:15 AM

Here s a guide to filing a petition for annulment and how long it could take

Women candidates: Make psych tests for annulment cheaper

Nov 28, 2015 - 5:26 PM

So ‘yung binubugbog nang binugbog ng asawa who wants out of the marriage already titiisin na lang na kasal pa rin siya kasi wala naman siyang P100 000 says vice presidential candidate Leni Robredo

HARD BREAK-UP. In a country that bans divorce, annulment is one available option for Filipino couples who want to end their marriage. But it comes with a hefty price.

Ahead of synod on family, Pope rules out divorce

Sep 28, 2015 - 9:43 PM

With the reform of the process of annulment I have closed the door on the administrative path through which divorce could enter the pontiff tells reporters

 Pope Francis waves from the popemobile during the Papal Parade at the Festival of Families, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 26 September 2015. Photo by Jewel Samad/EPA

Pope on annulment, Piatco ruling, Roxas-NPC meeting | 6PM wRap

Sep 09, 2015 - 7:22 PM

Watch the 6PM edition of Rappler s newscast The wRap

CBCP on Pope easing annulments: ‘Fresh air’

Sep 09, 2015 - 11:59 AM

In a historic move Pope Francis reforms the annulment process to ensure that ‘the heart of the faithful is not long oppressed by the darkness of doubt’

‘POPE OF MERCY.’ Pope Francis speaks during an audience in Vatican City on September 5, 2015. Three days later, he issues a letter simplifying the annulment process for Catholics. Photo by Angelo Carconi/EPA

Pope makes it easier for Catholics to annul marriages

Sep 09, 2015 - 7:03 AM

The Pope s letter follows a year long review by Vatican experts

POPE AND MARRIAGE. In this file photo, Pope Francis celebrates several weddings as part of a mass at St Peter's basilica on September 14, 2014 at the Vatican. Photo by Alberto Pizzoli/AFP

2 of 3 Filipinos reject divorce – poll

Jun 05, 2015 - 3:37 PM

This comes as a proposed divorce law which has languished in Congress since 2010 is getting an extra push from its advocates

Divorce: Yes, we need to talk about it

Apr 03, 2015 - 9:00 PM

Divorce – it s on the country’s big bad shelf alongside same sex marriage abortion sexuality education and other rights and services readily accessed in other countries

'Divorce respects the sanctity of marriage'

Apr 02, 2015 - 8:30 PM

With the Philippines being the only state in the world – aside from Vatican City – without a divorce law what are the arguments in favor of the passage of the measure?

Binay skips Senate, Abu Sayyaf, Pope on annulments | The wRap

Nov 06, 2014 - 7:40 PM

Vice President Binay ignores the Senate’s invitation to address charges The military says the Abu Sayyaf’s cash ransom video may encourage more kidnappings Pope Francis says the system for Church annulments is deeply flawed

Pope sacked Church official for selling annulments

Nov 05, 2014 - 11:44 PM

Telling his audience that he wanted decisions on annulments to be easier quicker and cheaper to obtain for ordinary people the pontiff makes it clear he regards the current system as deeply flawed

MAKING A POINT. Pope Francis gives a press conference aboard the plane carrying him back to Rome at the end of a five-day trip to South-Korea, on August 18, 2014. Vincenzo Pinto/AFP

Sunshine Cruz seeks annulment from Cesar Montano

May 13, 2014 - 12:11 AM

Sunshine says she is willing to stay friends with estranged husband Cesar Montano but the actor it seems isn t interested

[Dash of SAS] Sex in the city

Jul 26, 2012 - 2:15 PM

Procreation has become a national pastime probably save for days of tacit moratorium like when there’s a Manny Pacquiao fight

Legal showdown between Iggy's wives begins

Feb 18, 2012 - 3:11 PM

Their lawyers arguments could prove instructive for Filipinos entangled in similar cases

LEGAL SHOWDOWN. Lawyers of opposing camps cite the Civil Code in defending their clients’ rights over the late Ignacio “Iggy” Arroyo’s remains. Screen grabs courtesy of TV Patrol