While an increasing number of civil marriages are taking place among Filipinos in Qatar, the number of those who want to file annulment may be even more, reports Gulf Times. Ed Alcantara, one of the advisers of Foundation for Family and Life (FFL) said that at least five out of 10 overseas Filipino workers who have been separated from their partners would want their marriage nullified.
His group, which collaborates with attached Philippine government agencies, holds Post-Arrival Orientation Seminars (PAOS) to incoming OFWs. It also spearheads other activities to help and empower underprivileged Filipinos.
“I know the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) is already conducting a study about the effects of migration to the family which, we all know, is the basic unit of society,” said Alcantara, who has been working in Qatar for 11 years.