Filipino matrimonial and dating
"rural women in the Philippines wield considerable authority," the housewife in particular.
It is during the courtship period that the man would put his best foot forward to create a good impression on the woman and her family.
Although they generally define themselves in the milieu of a male-dominated post-colonial society, Filipino women live in a culture that is focused on the community, with the family as the main unit of society, but not always as this is a stereotype.
It is in this framework of Philippine hierarchical structure, class differences, religious justifications, and living in a globally developing nation wherein Filipino women are respected well by men.
They usually handle the money, act as religious mentors, and can also make all the important family decisions.
In the past, firms and businesses generally hire Filipino women for less pay and secretarial functions.