Monthly Archives: November 2010

Pia raises alarm on growing cases of Pinoy ‘drug mules’

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Senator Pia S. Cayetano is calling on the Senate to investigate the alarming increase in the number of cases of Filipinos being victimized by international drug syndicates and used as ‘drug mules,’ most of them women.

In a privilege speech delivered on Wednesday, Cayetano said 630 Filipinos are currently detained in prisons facing dru...

26 women victims of violence every day in PH

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Senator Pia S. Cayetano will lead the unveiling of a photo exhibit in the Senate today to call attention to rising incidents of violence being committed against women, even as she pressed on the government to ensure more stringent measures to protect women from all forms of gender violence.

Cayetano, Chairperson of the Senate Committee on...

Pia welcomes Pope’s statement on condom use

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“It is with a huge sigh of relief that I welcome the statements of the Pope and his acknowledgment that condom use may be justified to help stop the spread of AIDS. This should have a significant impact on the Philippine government’s own campaign to address rising cases of HIV/AIDS in the country.”

Thus said Senator Pia S. Cayetano,...

Pia hails Supreme Court’s first ‘Writ of Kalikasan’

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Senator Pia S. Cayetano today lauded the Supreme Court for issuing its very first ‘Writ of Kalikasan’ and temporary environmental protection order (Tepo) to address the environmental hazards caused by the massive oil pipeline leak in Makati City.

Cayetano, Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Health and Demography, said the landmark...

Killing of top botanist deplored

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Senator Pia S. Cayetano today expressed sadness and condemnation over the death of one of the country’s top Filipino botanists who was reportedly killed while doing field research on a Leyte mountain during an alleged crossfire between soldiers and communist rebels last Monday.

Cayetano said the death of Leonardo Co, a University of the...

Pia backs UP law professors facing SC sanctions

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Senator Pia S. Cayetano today threw her support solidly behind the 37 professors of the University of the Philippines (UP) College of Law who have been threatened with sanctions by the Supreme Court (SC) after they called for the resignation of a member of the high court over charges of plagiarism.

“In the seventies and eighties, it was...

Address issue of comfort women

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Senator Pia S. Cayetano today called on the Aquino administration to support the cause of Filipino ‘comfort women’ who were used as sex slaves by the Japanese Imperial Army at the height of World War II.

The lady senator made the appeal following reports that President Benigno Aquino III is planning to ask Congress to appropriate fund...