Gullas okays postponement of BSKE, but says no to divorce bill

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REPRESENTATIVE Rhea Gullas of Cebu First District said she is open to the idea of postponing the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan election (BSKE) that is set on December 5, 2022.

She, however, replied in the negative when asked to comment on Senator Robin Padilla's divorce bill.

"I always say no to divorce, kay para naku, we really have to protect the sacrament of marriage," Gullas said.

Senator Padilla reiterated on Monday, July 11, 2022, that the divorce bill aims to protect, not destroy, Filipino families.

Padilla, whose pet bills include the divorce bill, said they are not against “forever,” noting that those who stayed in marriages, although the situation is no longer working for the both of them, should be given a second chance.

The newbie senator said the divorce bill is beneficial for the Filipino women who are usually wrongly and unfairly judged following a split with her husband, in the context of Filipino culture.

Meanwhile, Gullas said in an interview with reporters on Tuesday, July 12, 2022, that the postponement of BSKE would enable the government to use the election budget for other projects of the Marcos administration.

The neophyte representative and her husband, Talisay City Mayor Anthony Gerald "Samsam" Gullas, unanimously said that the decision to postpone the election still relies on Congress.

"That's just my opinion, at the end of the day it's really the Congress that will decide," the Talisay City first lady said. (BBT, TPT)

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