Who does not know them, the words "in good as in evil days - until death separates you" - the evil awakening does not arise until love becomes hate and the drama begins. Of course there is no guarantee for love no matter where you live but you can and should minimize the risk as much as possible. In most internet forums, the 13(a) Visa (married to a Filipina) is often referred to as a "Permanent Visa" or as a "Permanent Residence". But looking at this type of Visa from the legal side, one quickly realizes that these terms do not have much in common with reality.
Of course, the 13(a) Visa is at first glance the fastest and cheapest way to unlimited residence in the Philippines. But at a second glance, the 13(a) Visa is responsible for lobbying the Civil Courts. Why ? The answer ist quite easy.