The Role of the Husband in the Philippines-“Under the Saya”

I came across this blogger, an Italian who got married to a Filipina. Eduardo Maresca’s observations and write-ups on Pinoy culture are spot-on. Here, he writes hilariously about Pinoy couples, and how the wives – despite the ‘Dalagang Pilipina’ stereotype – are able to overrule the husbands ever so subtly. I guess he learned his lessons through experience. You can agree with it, you can deny it, but we can certainly all laugh about it. Here goes…

Cover photo by: Pinterest


The “Noli Me Tangere” by José Rizal (Tagalog version)

Monument to José Rizal in the Luneta Park in Manila

Gloria Arroyo, one of the symbols of the modern Filipina who often occupies positions of power in the Philippine society

Young Filipina students on the road to becoming qualified to cover important social roles

(I am re-writing and updating some of my old posts)

One of the things that someone who wishes to marry a Filipina needs to know is the difference between the stereotype image of the submissive Filipino wife and the reality of the Filipino husband who plays the macho but ends up being put under his wife’s dress or under the saya.

The stereotype image of the submissive Maria Clara and the modern Filipina

Maria Clara De Los Santos is the leading lady and fiance of the leading character Crisostomo Ibarra in the novel Noli Me Tángere, written…

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