In a report by The Philippine Star, the women’s party-list group 1-Ako Babaeng Astig Aasenso (1-ABAA) proposed a law that mandates a 10-year validity on marriage licenses. Margie Tajon, spokesperson of 1-ABAA, has a dream that one day, Filipinas can free themselves from the bondage of marriage. Love isn’t easy, but it sure is hard enough for 1-ABAA’s marriage licenses; couples must renew them as good as new, or it will be the hasta mañana for one man and one woman. Should the couple choose not to renew the license, the heartaches come and go with the scars they’re leaving; they’ll be dancing once again and the pain will end, and they will have no time for grieving.
(Mamma Mia, it’s “ABAA, not ABBA.”)