Celebs weigh in on divorce bill

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The divorce bill is now hot topic on social media with every Juan and Maria seemingly only too eager to share their own opinion about it.

Celebrities are no exception.

Leading the pack is Maxene Magalona who took to social media to air support for its passage.

She wrote in part, “When people get married, they do it by taking a risk. We don’t get married with a guarantee that the relationship will truly work. We just pray that it will...” 

She went on, “As Catholics, we take marriage very seriously and view it as a sacrament. This is true. Marriage IS supposed to be a sacred union between two people.

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“However, because most humans have not done their individual work of healing their pain from their childhood, they get married with unprocessed wounds and end up projecting those wounds onto each other. The marriage that is supposed to be a sacred union turns into a toxic and traumatic bond. And what’s worse is that they think that having kids will solve everything.”

“I am writing this to show my support and empathy for all of the Filipinos who feel trapped in toxic marriages and can’t find a way out—especially the ones who are experiencing abuse on a daily basis. Being forced to stay in a relationship that diminishes your self-worth will make you think less and less of yourself until you don’t know yourself anymore.”

She also mused, “I can’t believe we are the only nation in the entire world that forbids divorce. In my humble opinion, divorce helps protect the sanctity of marriage by allowing the toxic marriages to dissolve and keeping the sacred ones intact. I sincerely pray for peace and progress for the Philippines.”

She ended her post with an emphatic declaration: “We deserve divorce.”

Both Carla Abellana and Iza Calzado were quick to agree with Maxene. 

Maggie Wilson, on the other hand, reposted Maxene's post.

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Meanwhile, Anne Curtis reacted to the “survey” of Senate President Pro Tempore Jinggoy Estrada relating the same topic and involving fellow senators.

IThe survey named those against divorce as Sen. Estrada, Senate President Francis Escudero, Sen. Joel Villanueva, Sen. Francis Tolentino, Sen. Ronald ‘Bato’ dela Rosa, Sen. Juan Miguel Zubiri and Sen. Cynthia Villar.

Those who voted in favor of divorce were Sen. Robin Padilla, Sen. Imee Marcos, Sen. Grace Poe, Sen. Pia Cayetano, Sen. Risa Hontiveros.

Anne posted on X, “Puro lalaki nag no” with laughing emojis.

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It might not be known to some but prior, Anne already expressed support for a divorce law in the Philippines. 

While it seems that most celebs are pro-divorce, there are also the likes of actor and Leyte Representative Richard Gomez who strongly disagrees with it.

Asked as to why, he said, "I voted no for the divorce bill because I believe in the sanctity of marriage."