Posted: Wed, 2015-04-29 20:48
As we commemorate the 78th anniversary of the special plebiscite that gave Filipino women their right to vote, the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) enjoins all women to have a meaningful participation in the electoral process as voters and candidates.
Extending the right to suffrage to Filipino women was settled in a national plebiscite on April 30, 1937. The condition was for at least 300,000 women to vote in favor of the motion. As it turned out, 447,725 (90%) voted yes.