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Status of House Bill 7303

Requested from PCW by Ma. Karla Ligaya Castro at 07:17 AM on Jun 24, 2018.
Purpose: acquire updated information
Date of Coverage: 03/14/2018 - 06/24/2018
Tracking no: #PCW-497664651201

Ma. Karla Ligaya 07:17 AM, Jun 24, 2018

Good day!  

May I know what is the current status of HB 7303, otherwise known as the Philippine Divorce Law?

The latest information I can find online is that as of 14 March 2018, the House of Representatives has approved of the law on second reading, and still has to go through a third reading before it goes to Senate.

Does the Senate need to file a similar bill, and then combine/harmonize them together?

Upon being enacted by law, be it by signature of the President, or by lapsing into law (if not acted upon by the President within 30 days from receipt), what should the public expect next?
June 25, 2018

Dear Ma. Karla Ligaya,


Thank you for your request dated Jun 24, 2018 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

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You asked for Status of House Bill 7303.

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