“Till Death Do Us Part” –The wait need not be that long: Why the Philippines Needs a Divorce Law (First of a 4-part series)
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“Till Death Do Us Part” –The wait need not be that long: Why the Philippines Needs a Divorce Law (First of a 4-part series)

The Philippines and the Vatican, the seat of the Roman Catholic Church, are the only two countries in the world that do not allow divorce as a means to end a bad marriage. Currently, what the law allows in the Philippines are annulment and legal separation. The annulment option is expensive (costing upwards of Pesos 250,000) which only the rich can afford and a long one that sometimes takes years to process. On the other hand, legal separation does not allow separated couples to remarry.

Uproar prompts pledge of permanent residence for caregivers in Canada

Uproar prompts pledge of permanent residence for caregivers in Canada
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Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship has made a promise regarding caregivers working as temporary foreign workers in the country.

Ahmed Hussen assured in a statement on February 16, 2018 that Canada is not abolishing its caregiver program, and that caregivers have a guaranteed path to permanent residence.