MANILA -- Two women lawmakers will seriously look into the divorce bill re-filed by Gabriela party-list group representatives seeking to legalize divorce in the country and giving couples another legal remedy that they can resort to in addition to existing laws on legal separation and annulment.

Representative Mitos Magsaysay (first district, Zambales) said the bill should be "seriously considered" to adapt with the changing times.

“Though it will encourage a lot of debate, this will be good as it will really bring the real picture of the state of family and how we can ensure and protect everyone's rights,” Magsaysay told Sun.Star.

Actress-turned-politician Representative Lani Mercado-Revilla (second district, Cavite) meanwhile will consult her constituents before coming up with a decision, she told Sun.Star.

Gabriela earlier expressed optimism that the bill will gain more support with more women at the lower chamber of Congress now totaling 59. (Kathrina Alvarez/Sunnex)