In the Philippines, Filipino women have equal status or equal rights with Filipino men but this is only specifically on a non-Muslim places and communities because Islam religion are somewhat male chauvinist in their dealings with womankind.
Filipino women on a non-Muslim community in the Philippines enjoy every rights of a free human. Being just like the Filipino men, and one of these rights is to look for a foreign partner aside from her Filipino men counterpart and to marry these foreign boyfriends legally in the Philippines as their chosen husbands or spouse.
Actually, this has been already a trend to most young Filipina in the Philippines today, but there is a suspicious reason why. That is, a force “gold digging” because of financial poverty. Most young Filipinas pose as a sexy female model in a sexy cyber chat websites hoping to hook and to find a horny male foreigner that may have an option to marry them aside from paying them in exchange for cybersex. However, some other young Filipina women have other means and never participate in this kind of finding a foreigner lover but what they do instead is they make profiles on an online dating site hoping to find a rich foreign straight guy who are looking for a relationship.
But I am not saying all Filipinas seeking a foreign lover have this kind of intention and motives, it was just rampant nowadays and I was just concerned when will a desperate Filipina stop using herself as a bait to catch a big fat fish beyond the Philippine seas?