Philippines Divorce Bill Doomed Again. I have some expat friends that owe me a bucket of beer. They bet me that a divorce law would be passed in the Philippines this year, 2018. I laughed my fat butt off! Ever since retiring to the Philippines over nine years ago, some legislator has proposed a law to allow divorce in the archipelago. This mostly Catholic nation is the only country in the world (aside from Vatican City) which doesn’t allow divorce.