Monthly Archives: August 2010

Maiqui Dayrit: ‘Ironman’ na may puso

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Hindi na mapigil ang pagsikat ng larong triathlon, isa sa pinakamahirap na sporting event sa balat ng lupa. Kumbinasyon ito ng tatlong laro: long-distance swimming, biking, at marathon na ginagawa nang tuluy-tuloy at walang pahinga. Kamakailan lang ay matagumpay na itinanghal sa Camarines Sur ang 2nd Ironman 70.3 Philippines na nilahukan ng mahi...

Give ‘Morong 43′ mom chance to breastfeed baby

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Senator Pia S. Cayetano today called on authorities to allow Judilyn Oliveros, one of the ‘Morong 43′ health workers being detained by government on suspicion of being communist rebels, the right to breastfeed her newborn son for at least six months at the Philippine General Hospital (PGH).

The lady senator made the appeal fol...

An appeal to fellow Facebook users

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Statement of Sen. Pia S. Cayetano

“The advent of technology and the internet has made it possible for anyone to immediately make known his or her views, activities, or ‘status’ practically to the whole world through social networking sites.

“In the wake of the photos circulating on Facebook showing people, including a group...

Court decision on ‘Morong 43’ nursing mom hailed

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Court decision on ‘Morong 43’ nursing mom hailed

“I welcome the decision of the Morong Regional trial Court granting the appeal of Judilyn Oliveros, one of the detained ‘Morong 43’ health workers, to be released on recognizance to allow her to stay with her newborn son and breastfeed him at the Philippine General Hospital.

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On Quirino Grandstand hostage-taking

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“The tragic end to yesterday’s hostage taking, which resulted in the deaths of at least seven hostages, is saddening and leaves another black mark on our image before the international community.

“My sympathies go with the victim’s families and the Hong Kong government. The incident raised several questions on the way the crisis w...

Senate to review discriminatory laws vs women

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A man who rapes a woman can offer to marry her to be absolved of the offense. The husband’s decision prevails over his wife in case of disagreement in the administration of conjugal property, among other marital conflicts. A provision in the Labor Code actually forbids all women, regardless of age, from working between 10:00 pm to 6:00 am.

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Open debates on hiking cigarette taxes

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Senator Pia S. Cayetano today said lawmakers should not be afraid to open the debates in Congress on the prospects of increasing excise taxes on cigarettes and tobacco products.

This after the Department of Health (DOH) signified its support to hike cigarette taxes to help fund public health programs, including the expansion of the Philip...