Foreigners looking Filipino wives should be certified according to Rep. Gwendolyn Garcia


A proposal submitted by Representative Garcia of Cebu under House Bill 2387 requiring all male citizens from foreign countries who are looking for Filipino wives to submit specific requirements: certification of being unmarried, employment status, good moral character.

“We are all aware of incidents that some foreigners who come to the Philippines to marry Filipino women are vagabonds or social and moral derelicts in their own country whose real motive is only to take advantage and exploit our women. The proposed requirements, in addition to the usual certificate of legal capacity, will protect our women from these undesirable foreigners,” Garcia, the former Cebu governor, said in a statement.

Its aim is to protect Filipino women of exploitation, letting them work or worst is prostitution.