Women’s Right to Vote in the Philippines
April 30, 1937
Number of female heads of state to date: 2
Celebrating 83 years of women’s suffrage in the Philippines
On April 30, 1937, or exactly 83 years back from this day, an overwhelming majority of 447,725 Filipino women voted in a plebiscite in favor of their right to vote in political elections.
Since the first national election in 1907 for the Philippine Assembly until the adoption of the 1935 Constitution, only Filipino men were allowed to vote in the country.