Monthly Archives: October 2010

Reported prostitution of women inmates must be investigated

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Senator Pia S. Cayetano today said the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) must seriously look into allegations that women inmates are being forced into prostitution by no less than prison personnel at the Sorsogon Provincial Jail.

Cayetano made the call following news repor...

Senate to heed UN committee’s landmark ruling on Vertido rape case

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Senator Pia S. Cayetano today welcomed the landmark ruling of a United Nations (UN) committee that held the Philippine government accountable for the controversial dismissal by a local court of the Karen Vertido rape case five years ago.

Cayetano said the Senate Committee on Youth, Women and Family Relations “will seriously take into co...

Amnesty for ‘Morong 43′ backed

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Statement of Sen. Pia S. Cayetano

“I have always been of the belief that the arrest of the ‘Morong 43′ was attended with irregularities and I am heartened to hear that President Aquino is reviewing this case and is open to granting amnesty.”

“Jurisprudence tells us that amnesty can be granted for polit...

Pia on RH Bill

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Senator Pia S. Cayetano is looking forward to bringing the controversial Reproductive Health (RH) bill to the Senate floor for plenary debates possibly by December.

The chairperson of the Senate Committee on Health and Demography said she intends to conduct one or two more hearings in order to weigh all the arguments both for and against ...

Whitewash feared in Maguindanao gang-rape case

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Senator Pia S. Cayetano today urged police authorities to speed up their investigation into the Maguindanao gang-rape case in order to apprehend the real violators of “Florence,” the volunteer-nurse who was gang-raped, maimed, and left for dead in a grassy area near the hospital she had been assigned to in South Upi, Maguindanao last Septemb...

Pro-life, Pro-choice invited to first RH Bill hearing

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The Philippine Senate will continue to hear important legislative measures during its two-and-a-half week break that began on Thursday.

Senator Pia S. Cayetano, Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Health and Demography, today announced that “it’s all systems go” for the chamber’s initial hearing on the Reproductive Health (RH) ...

Nurse rapists deserve to rot in jail

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Statement of Senator Pia S. Cayetano

“I strongly condemn the gang-rape of Florence, the 21-year old volunteer nurse in South Upi, Maguindanao. All the perpetrators must be arrested, made to face the law and suffer the consequences.”

“Regardless of who they are or who their connections are, they deserve no less than to rot...