The women who were abandoned by their husbands will not have to go to court to remove the name of their mister's surname after the bill passed by the former President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
Under House Bill 6028 called the "Reversion to the Maiden Name Act" as set aside by Arroyo, apart from abandonment, the law would also benefit women who have been approved for their legal separation, dissolution of marriage and even if it has been widow.
This will be allowed under these circumstances:
- After her marriage has been judicially declared null and void or after its annulment
- After a judicial declaration of legal separation, provided that there has been no manifestation of reconciliation filed with the court;
- After a judicial declaration of separation of property, provided there has been no subsequent decree reviving the old property regime between the spouses;
- If the spouses stipulated in their marriage settlement that a regime of separation of properties shall govern their property relations;
- If the petitioner has been de facto separated from or abandoned by her husband for a period of not less than 10 years; or
- If the petitioner's husband may be presumed dead pursuant to the circumstances, periods and conditions set forth in the Civil Code of the Philippines and the Rules of Court.
Because of this, Arroyo does not want to torture women and give them the power to remove or delete the names of their mothers in their names in such cases.
These women have to go to the office of the Civil Registrar to dismiss their surname's name in their name without having to spend a fortune.
(Hindi na kailangang pumunta sa korte ang mga babaing inabandona ng kanilang mga asawa para tanggalin sa kanilang pangalan ang apelyido ng kanilang mister kapag naipasa na ang panukalang batas ni dating Pangulo at ngayon ay Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo hinggil dito.)
(Ginawa ni Arroyo ang nasabing pahayag dahil madalas na kailangan munang pumunta sa korte ang mga babae para ipaalis sa kanilang pangalan ang apelyido ng kanilang mister.)
(Dahil dito, ayaw nang pahirapan ni Arroyo ang mga kababaihan at bibigyan na ang mga ito ng kapangyarihan na alisin o burahin ang apelyido ng kanilang mister sa kanilang pangalan sa ganitong mga kaso.)
(Kailangang lang pumunta ang mga babaing ito sa office of the Civil Registrar para ipaalis ang apelyido ng kanilang mister sa kanilang pangalan na hindi na kailangang gumastos ng mahal.)