VIDEO: Assassination cheaper than annulment?

“It’s cheaper to hire a hit man than get an annulment!” It's often said as a joke, a desperate and frustrated response to the cost and grueling process of getting an annulment.

But Cayetano (not his real name) agrees with the statement.

“Oo, mas madali ang humanap kaysa yung magfile ka ng annulment, ilang taon? Maraming pera ang magagamit mo samantalang kung maghahanap ka ng tirador – P50,000 tapos na. Hindi ka pa maghihintay nang matagal…kaya mas madali humanap ng tirador. Ipapapatay na lang. Wala ka nang iisipin, hihintayin mo lang kung kelan mangyayari.”

SOURCE: End a miserable marriage? Hire a hit man?. Ana P. Santos and Aurora Almendral. Published 1:05 PM, December 26, 2015 Updated 11:22 PM, December 29, 2015. https://www.rappler.com/newsbreak/rich-media/117141-end-miserable-marriage-hire-hit-man
Under Artilce 45 of the Family Code of the Philippines, a marriage may be annulled for any of the following causes, existing at the time of the marriage:

[1] That the party in whose behalf it is sought to have the marriage annulled was eighteen years of age or over but below twenty-one, and the marriage was solemnized without the consent of the parents, guardian or person having substitute parental authority over the party, in that order, unless after attaining the age of twenty-one, such party freely cohabited with the other and both lived together as husband and wife;

[2] That either party was of unsound mind, unless such party after coming to reason, freely cohabited with the other as husband and wife;

[3] That the consent of either party was obtained by fraud, unless such party afterwards, with full knowledge of the facts constituting the fraud, freely cohabited with the other as husband and wife;

[4] That the consent of either party was obtained by force, intimidation or undue influence, unless the same having disappeared or ceased, such party thereafter freely cohabited with the other as husband and wife;

[5] That either party was physically incapable of consummating the marriage with the other, and such incapacity continues and appears to be incurable; or

[6] That either party was afflicted with a sexually-transmissible disease found to be serious and appears to be incurable. (85a)

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