Monthly Archives: April 2011

‘Merci’s resignation will be good for our country’

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Statement of Senator Pia S. Cayetano
Member, Senate Minority

“Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez made the correct decision in finally resigning from office, after months of clinging to her position despite mounting questions about her credibility and criticisms against her performance.

“In the end, her resign...

Pia: ‘We are not a Church State’

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Senator Pia S. Cayetano on Reproductive Health (RH) Bill / Chairperson, Senate Committee on health and Demography / Senate Committee on Youth, Women and Family Relations / Transcript of Interview, Philippine Senate

Q: Si Archbishop [Jose] Palma ng Cebu said na ‘terorista’ raw po yung mga pro-RH, like you, any reaction...

Pia lauds P-Noy stand on RH Bill

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Senator Pia S. Cayetano today threw her support behind President Benigno Aquino III’s stand favoring reproductive health legislation, even as she expressed renewed hope that the measure will be finally passed into law under his administration.

“I laud P-Noy for having the conviction and courage required of a true leader to support a m...

Pia backs DILG vs local anti-RH ordinances

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“While it is true that Local Government Units (LGUs) were granted greater autonomy under the Local Government Code, this should not be misinterpreted or expanded to include the power to issue ordinances that would contradict the Constitution or any existing national laws. Such is the case in the anti-RH ordinances passed by the Barangay Ayala ...

Senate to review laws on children’s rights

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“The Committee on Youth, Women and Family Relations will review existing laws to ensure that the rights of the child are observed and protected. There are specific laws that guarantee the rights of the child. These include landmark laws like RA 7610 and RA 9262. Still, Congress must make sure our laws are applicable to various circumstance...

Pia: Senate trash reduced by 50% due to proper waste management

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“I am proud to report that the Philippine Senate has been able to reduce by as much as 50% the volume of garbage it generates following its successful implementation of a solid waste management program,” Senator Pia S. Cayetano reported today.

Cayetano had pushed for the establishment of a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) and the imp...