Monthly Archives: September 2010

Don’t link P-Noy stand on contraceptives to US grant

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Senator Pia Cayetano today urged various sectors to keep an open mind about President Benigno Aquino’s statement favoring government’s promotion of contraceptives.

At the same time, the Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Health and Demography urged critics to refrain from linking the President’s stand to the $434 million grant r...

National budget should reflect P-Noy’s pledge to achieve MDGs

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Senator Pia Cayetano has expressed support to the Aquino administration’s pledge to fulfill the country’s targets under the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), but at the same time warned that the commitment must be backed up with sufficient budgetary support.

“It is good that Pres. Aquino has pledged to achieve the MDGs and I have...

Slashing health budget inconsistent with MDGs

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Statement of Sen. Pia S. Cayetano

“I share the concerns aired by health workers who warned against the huge cuts made in the proposed health budget for 2011, particularly on the Maintenance and Other Operating Expenses (MOOE) of public hospitals retained under the Department of Health (DOH). Those affected include several regional and s...

Elderly benefits are intact, Pia assures

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Senator Pia S. Cayetano today assured the country’s six million senior citizens that all benefits due them under the Expanded Senior Citizens Act of 2010 (ESCA) are intact amid reports that their supposed “VAT exemption” for electricity and water consumption will be “taken back” by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) through a new rev...

“P-Noy taking full responsibility does not absolve others on hostage crisis”

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Statement of Senator Pia S. Cayetano

“Although I welcome President Aquino’s initiative and courage to take full responsibility for the failed rescue operation and mishandling of the Manila Hostage Crisis, this does not absolve others of their responsibilty. Ultimately, only the swift and credible investigation will allow us to...

Pia leads sports fundraising for kids

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Hundreds of triathletes and sports enthusiasts led by Senator Pia S. Cayetano will converge for twelve hours on Saturday, September 4, to raise funds for differently abled children at the 8th Gabriel’s Symphony Multi-Sport Celebration in Alabang, Muntinlupa

Now on its eighth year, this unique event held in memory of Sen. Cayetano’s so...