The struggle for gender equality is far from over, but gone are the days when women were made to feel ashamed of, well, being women. It's 2019 and ladies have every reason to be proud. Here are perks women can enjoy around the Metro on March 8 in celebration of International Women's Day.

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Free MRT-3 Rides

We know the MRT-3 isn't always the most reliableor convenientoption if you're heading somewhere, but some people still choose to ride it over getting stuck in EDSA's traffic. In any case, women can ride the MRT-3 for free from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Free Pasig River Ferry Rides

The Metro Manila Development Authority is offering free rides for women on the Pasig River Ferry service for the whole day. As the only water-based transportation system in Metro Manila, the service cruises the river from Pinagbuhatan in Pasig to Intramuros in Manila City.

Free Admission to the National Planetarium

Since your ride from to Manila is covered by the ferry service anyway, why not drop by to watch full dome shows at the National Planetarium? Astronomy-lovers will enjoy being surrounded by (digitally projected) stars. You can also walk around and look at the new exhibition on ethnoastronomy and space science before or after the show.


Free Admission to Fort Santiago, Casa Manila Museum, and Baluarte de San Diego

Keep in touch with Manila's rich history and drop by Fort Santiago, Casa Manila Museum, and Baluarte de San Diego in Intramuros. The historic walled city continues to be one of the top tourist spots in the Metro, and women can tour around the place for free.

Free Admission to the Bagumbayan Light and Sound Museum

If it's a new experience you're looking for, then you might want to head out earlyonly the first 100 female guests can enter the Bagumbayan Light and Sound Museum for free. Catch the one-hour show chronicling the life of national hero Jose Rizal. It uses different visual effects, soundtracks, and other technologies to elevate the experience.

Discounted Green Fees at the Club Intramuros Golf Course

When the Americans came to the country, drastic changes were made to the walled city of Intramurosincluding the construction of a golf course, which is considered to be one of the city's oldest courses. The first 30 female golf players to drop by can avail of a 50% discount on green fees.


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