THE PHILIPPINES: Peace on the Pasig

Peace on the Pasig

When a Philippine plebiscite last spring voted in favor of suffrage for women by a 400,000 to 40,000 majority, only one more wrinkle remained before Filipino women became enfranchised. This was the actual framing of a law to allow them to vote. Last week, the wrinkle was ironed out in characteristic Filipino fashion.

Filipino males pay a head tax of $1 apiece. The tax receipts have been the means whereby voters are identified. Philippine President Manuel Quezon last week announced that he would veto the woman suffrage bill...

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