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US woman, Chinese divorce after high-profile case

In this file photo, Kim Lee, center, wife of "Crazy English" founder Li Yang, is surrounded by local journalists as she walks into a court for her divorce trial in Beijing, China. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan, File)

A Beijing court has granted a divorce to an American woman and her Chinese celebrity-entrepreneur husband in a high-profile case that highlighted the often-hidden problem of domestic violence in China.

Posted: February 4th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Filipinas are still sleeping with the enemy


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The silence hasn’t quite been broken. The previous week opened with the grim news of a man who massacred his entire family in Talisay, Cebu. The youngest daughter, apparently her father’s favorite child, was spared.

Posted: October 23rd, 2011 in Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Is the Philippines Ready for Divorce?

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Pro-divorce: Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares with Rep. Lisa Maza (right) and Atty. Evelyn Ursua pore over the Divorce Bill, also known as House Bill 1799, at the House of Representatives. Inquirer Photo/Marianne Bermudez

When Marita last checked herself into a hospital, it was to recover from the violent beatings her husband gave her. She contemplated filing for an annulment, but post recovery, she returned to her husband, “because of the kids,” she said. And the cycle of violence continued. They were married amid the promise of a fairy [...]

Posted: July 9th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

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