I wonder if women shelters were available during those times in the Philippines. Sanctuaries and safe places for abused women may have been provided by religious groups. Shelters, such as the Women's Crisis Center, provide a lifeline for women in abusive relationships.
A film adaptation of Nick Joaquin's article " The House on Zapote Street" featured a mother ( potrayed by Charito Solis ) who was not able to defend her daughter from the abusive father. The film, Kisapmata, was directed by Mike de Leon.
These are women with real life experiences. This short video produced by the Women's Crisis Center presents the accounts of the survivors of domestic violence: