BACOLOD City Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran said on Wednesday, March 21, that he is against the proposed divorce bill in the country.

Familiaran said he is for the stand of the church which is also against on the proposed measure.

The House of Representatives had earlier approved on third and final reading a bill which seeks to legalize absolute divorce and dissolution of marriage in the country.

Familiaran said that even President Rodrigo Duterte is also against the proposed bill.

"My spiritual orientation will not allow so I'm not supporting it. We have an option or annulment process if our family is no longer healthy," he said.

Once divorce becomes effective, the marriage bonds are cut and the former spouses will have the right to marry another person, he said.

Rev. Fr. Felix Pasquin of Our Lady of Candles Parish had earlier said they take this measure as another challenge to the doctrine of the church and they stand firm on the teachings of God.

He said the church will continue to teach the people and public officials of the need to uphold the sanctity of marriage. (MAP/SunStar Bacolod)