In the Philippines, mothers are known as the “light of the household” or “ilaw ng tahanan” because they not only take full responsibility of taking care of the children, but it is their duty to attend to all matters that concern the household. Unlike in the US where middle- class families usually have the fathers also helping out with the household chores, the same does not apply in this country. This stems from what Philipine tradition dictates that it is the mother who stays at home, and it is the father who goes out to earn a living.
At present however, there is a shift in the traditional trend of provider status. Dual-income households, otherwise known as families wherein both the father and mother provide the primary source of income, are growing in number. To be more precise, 37 percent of Filipino families no longer depend on a single source of income. This means that most mothers have an additional role apart from what was traditionally expected from them. They now have to be financial providers as well.
With the need to share financial responsibilities, the modern woman now has to strike a balance amongst being a working woman, a wife and a mother. With the challenges brought about by having multiple roles, a working mom needs all the help that could be provided to her, and Metrobank Femme Visa Card supports the Filipino mother in her balancing act.
Through the Femme Visa Card, women will be automatically enrolled to JobsDB.com’s alert service, which gives Femme Visa cardholders priority access to job opportunities advertised in JobsDB.com. E-mail address and job occupation must be indicated in the Femme Careers form iinserted in the Femme Visa application form.
Another bonus for Femme Visa Card holders is the free quarterly talk covering various concerns of career women from smart financial management to career strategies to fashion and beauty. The talk will definitely touch the many roles women play. These talks are done in coordination with Metro Working Mom magazine. Schedules and invites will be posted in the exclusive Femme Works newsletter and advertised in leading women’s magazines.
Femme Visa cardholders are also in for a fun treat. Cardholders may win either P10,000 worth of shopping credit or a make-over in the monthly Fab Femme Friends raffle promo.
The treat does not end there, cardholders are welcomed with a free three months worth of subscription to Mega magazine upon first use of the Femme Visa!
Truly, Metrobank Femme Visa Card is all you’ll need to help you in your role as a career woman trying to help provide financial stability.
To apply for a Metrobank Femme Visa Card, call 8700-700 now!
Tan, C., Trillanes, S., Yu, K. (2005). Work-family conflict, life satisfaction, coping, and gender in Filipino dual-income households. Unpublished Undergraduate Thesis. Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City, Philippines