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    • The American Period
      • Family Life
      • The close family ties, which the Filipinos inherited from their Malaysian ancestors and which were strengthened by Catholic Spain, deteriorated due to the impact of American influence.
      • The old family custom of praying together the Angelus and the Rosary almost disappeared.
      • The tradition of kissing the hands of the parents and elders by the children as a symbol of filial piety.
      • The older children in the family had lost their privileges within the family circle.
      • The younger ones, influenced by the leveling principle of democracy, considered themselves as the equal of their older brothers and sisters.
      • Emancipation of Women
      • One good influence of the America was the emancipation of Filipino women from the social and political restrictions of Spanish days.
          • Filipino women were no longer secluded within the narrow confines of the home.
          • They were given freedom to go out and associate with men, and to attend social parties even without chaperons.
          • They were allowed to work.
          • To engage in business
          • To attend political meetings.
          • Participate in active sports.
          • To attend political meetings.
          • Participate in active sports.
          • To engage in business
          • To attend political meetings.
          • Participate in active sports.
      • The women were given freedom to acquire the opportunities of higher education and to practice any profession which had formerly been reserved only for the men.
          • Law, medicine, chemistry, pharmacy, dentistry, journalism, business, engineering and even aviation.
    • Women Suffrage
      • According to the Constitution, suffrage would be granted if at least 300,000 qualified women should vote affirmatively in a plebiscite to be held within two years after the adoption of the Constitution.
      • In conformity with this constitutional provision, the plebiscite was held on April 30, 1937.
      • In this plebiscite 447,725 women voted in favor of suffrage and only 44, 307 against it.
      • In the general election of December 14, 1937 , twenty-four (24) women were elected to municipal and provincial offices and one woman to the city council.
          • Miss Carmen Planas , first woman councilor of Manila.
          • Mrs. Elisa R. Ochoa of Agusan, was elected to the House of Representative in the national election of November 11, 1941 .
            • She was the first Filipino woman to become a member of the Congress of the Philippines.
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