• World’s last legal ban on divorce doesn’t keep Philippines couples together

    By Tom Hundley and Ana P. Santos October 10 MANILA — Just because the Philippines is the last major country on Earth to refuse to allow divorce for most of its citizens, that doesn’t mean Filipinos don’t fall out of love with one another. So ...

  • Who Takes Care of Nanny’s Children?

    When a Filipino woman leaves her home to work overseas as a nanny, she knows that it will be years before she sees her own children again. When Filipino women leave their families to find work abroad, they view migration as a necessary sacrifice ...

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  • By Tom Hundley and Ana P. Santos October 10 MANILA — Just because the Philippines is the last major country on Earth to refuse to allow divorce for most of its citizens, that doesn’t mean Filipinos don’t fall out of love with one another. So what to do? One recourse for those who stray is to separate,...