A Short History of Philippine Suffrage
Discover our origin in Philippine suffrage. The journey of our right to vote was a bumpy one. It went in fits and starts from Spanish times to World War II. This online exhibit, tracing a discontinuous history until 1946, seeks to strengthen our sense of valuing a hard-won right. This right was fully realized only when it was granted to the Filipino majority--without elitist requirements, with the achievement of Philippine independence, and with the inclusion of women in democratic self-rule. Suffrage did not come to us easily. Voting today, hence, can be regarded as an act of love. To choose our leaders, to choose to change the course of our national destiny, is to act on our love of country. This exhibit celebrates our suffrage history with a rallying cry--on election day, let's get to the polling booths: Tara, vote!
Presented by Filipinas Heritage Library, Ayala Museum, and Ayala Foundation, Inc.
The DFA-Office of Public and Cultural Diplomacy (OPCD) in Partnership with Tao Foundation for Culture and Arts, Inc. and the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) will launch a video documentary featuring the narratives of the Babaylans and international shamans to commemorate National Literature Month, Earth Day, and Araw ng Kagitingan on 26 April 2022, Tuesday, at 4:00 p.m. (PHST) to be livestreamed on the DFA Youtube Channel and cross-posted in various government agencies.
Get to know the Philippine Indigenous communities’ own intangible cultural heritage. Be proud of your Filipino roots and legacy. Help keep the Filipino traditions alive wherever you are across the globe!
Watch the Video Documentary Launch of “Wisdom Keepers of the Earth” on April 26 at 4 p.m. (PHST) to be livestreamed on the DFA Official Facebook Page and DFA YouTube Channel. Thank you.
Monday, 16 May 2022
- Wednesday, 04 May 2022 Tara, Vote!: A Short History of Philippine Suffrage
- Saturday, 30 April 2022 Advisory No. 06 - 2022: Holidays for the month of MAY
- Saturday, 23 April 2022 VIDEO DOCUMENTARY INVITATION: WISDOM KEEPERS OF THE EARTH
- Tuesday, 19 April 2022 Complete List of Names of Voters with Incomplete Addresses