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The term “Mrs.” Deleted from Philippine Civil Code

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – If a woman’s maiden name is Maria Clara and marries Mr. Ibarra Rizal, she will no longer be called “Mrs. Rizal,” thanks to a House Bill passed recently.

The bill allows married women to retain their maiden name.

So now, it will be more difficult to determine whether a woman is married or not because she will continue to be called “Miss” or “Ms.” regardless of martial status — assuming the Senate and the President give their stamp of approval.