Speech on Desaparecidos...

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End the List!
Privilege Speech for the International Day of the Disappeared 2014

Senator Pia S. Cayetano
01 September 2014

Mr. President, esteemed colleagues,

The United Nations has declared August 30 as the International Day of the Disappeared. Today, I rise on a matter of personal and collective privilege to commemorate this day and remember those who should not be forgotten – victims of enf...

On the 100 millionth Filipino...

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On the 100 millionth Filipino
Privilege Speech
Senator Pia S. Cayetano
27 August 2014

Last month marked the birth of the one hundred millionth Filipino. The Philippines is now one of only twelve countries in the world with populations in excess of 100 million. [1]

Mr. President, it will be recalled that during the debates on the Reproductive Health Law, the relation between popu...

Senate to probe ‘Torre’ controversy...

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News Release
25 August 2014

Senate inquiry on ‘Torre de Manila’ to push through on Aug.27

The Philippine Senate is scheduled to probe another controversial building – this time a high-rise condominium that heritage activists and netizens warn will forever destroy the view of the historic monument of our national hero, Dr. Jose P. Rizal, at Luneta Park in Manila.

On Wednesday (August...

On National Tuberculosis Day...

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National Tuberculosis Day
Privilege Speech
August 20, 2014

By Senator Pia S. Cayetano

Mr. President, esteemed colleagues,

Yesterday, August 19 was Quezon City Day. But the celebration on Quezon City Day is also the celebration of National Tuberculosis Day. By virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 840, the birth anniversary of President Manuel L. Quezon is also our National Tuberculosis Day, ...

Senate takes up HIV/AIDS bills...

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DOH predicts Filipinos with HIV/AIDS to hit 32,000 by end of 2014
By: Jelly F. Musico, Philippine News Agency
Reposted from Interaksyon.com
19 August 2014

By the end of 2014, the number of people living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AI...

Feeding program in schools backed...

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News Release
15 August 2014

Sen.Pia backs feeding program in public schools

Senator Pia S. Cayetano has expressed support to proposals seeking to institutionalize a supplementary feeding program in the public school system to help address malnutrition among young Filipino children and youth.

The Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Education, Arts and Culture, Cayetano led a public hearing on Thurs...

Sen.Pia: Breastfeeding a security issue...

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Breastfeeding: Not a Fad, Not a Trend, but a Security Issue
Privilege Speech
By Sen. Pia S. Cayetano
11 August 2014

Mr. President, esteemed colleagues,

Headlines abound with security issues like rice shortage which leads to food insecurity, energy shortage which leads to blackouts. But who would ever think that breastfeeding is a security issue as well?

Late last year, I was a fellow at t...

Senate to probe ‘Torre’ controversy

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News Release
25 August 2014

Senate inquiry on ‘Torre de Manila’ to push through on Aug.27

The Philippine Senate is scheduled to probe another controversial building – this time a high-rise condominium that heritage activists and netizens warn will forever destroy the view of the historic mon...

Senate takes up HIV/AIDS bills

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DOH predicts Filipinos with HIV/AIDS to hit 32,000 by end of 2014
By: Jelly F. Musico, Philippine News Agency
Reposted from Interaksyon.com
19 August 2014

By the end of 2014, the number ...

Feeding program in schools backed

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News Release
15 August 2014

Sen.Pia backs feeding program in public schools

Senator Pia S. Cayetano has expressed support to proposals seeking to institutionalize a supplementary feeding program in the public school system to help address malnutrition among young Filipino children and youth.

The Chairp...

Coming soon: A ‘breastfeeding-friendly’ Senate

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News Release
10 August 2014

Sen.Pia: Senate to become a ‘breastfeeding-friendly’ workplace

The Senate will soon become a ‘breastfeeding-friendly’ government establishment with the launching of its very own breastfeeding room on Monday (August 11) for the exclusive use of nursing female members of the ...

Preserve our national heritage sites!

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News Release
07 August 2014

Sen.Pia files resolution to look into ‘Torre de Manila’ controversy

Senator Pia S. Cayetano has filed a resolution asking the Senate to look into the raging debate surrounding the construction of a 46-storey condominium building across the Rizal Park in Manila, which heri...

Senate to look into ‘Torre de Manila’ controversy

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Sen.Pia revisits Manila condo controversy
By Leila B. Salaverria
Reposted from the Philippine Daily Inquirer
August 6, 2014

MANILA, Philippines – Sen. Pia Cayetano wants the Senate to look into the ongoing construct...

Senate OKs repeal of antiwomen law

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Senate OKs repeal of antiwomen law

By Leila B. Salaverria
Reposted from the Philippine Daily Inquirer
01 August 2014

MANILA, Philippines – The Senate has approved on third and final reading a bill that will repeal the Revised Penal Code provision that makes it a crime for widows to remarry within 301...