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In Filipino ancestral times, custom law gave women equal rights with men. They could own and inherit property, engage in trade and industry, and succeed to chieftainship in the absence of a male heir. They had exclusive right to educate and to name their children. They were also the money keepers.

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Source:

Alvina, C. & Sta. Maria, F. 1987. Essays on Philippine Culture.

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