Sen. Pia’s first book launched today

News Release
November 23, 2011

Sen. Pia launches first book, ‘My Daily Race’

Personalities from the world of politics, sports and women’s circles will come together on Wednesday in Taguig City for the book launch of ‘My Daily Race,’ a memoir written by Senator Pia S. Cayetano.

‘My Daily Race’ is a collection of Cayetano’s essays and blog posts on her life as a senator, mother and triathlete.

In her book, the multi-tasking and multi-sporting senator recounts how she found the courage to run for public office following the death of her son Gabriel in 2001 and her father, Senator Rene Companero Cayetano in 2003. Despite being a newcomer to the politics during the 2004 campaign, the younger Cayetano offered herself to Filipino voters as an advocate of health, children and women’s concerns. She won and even landed sixth in the senatorial polls, and over the years would prove herself worthy of the mandate by being one of the most efficient members of the Upper Chamber.

Cayetano, who is serving her second term, also shares how she manages to balance her responsibilities at home with her official duties at the Senate and as an international parliamentarian, while at the same time finding time to pursue her passion for running, Ironman races, and off-road triathlon competitions.

The lady senator started ‘My Daily Race’ as an online diary in 2007. She began entertaining the idea of coming up with a book after attending a memoir-writing seminar in New York with youngest brother and TV director Lino Cayetano.

In ‘My Daily Race,’ readers will be introduced to members of the lady senator’s family, including its newest member. The lady senator likewise shares some candid moments with fellow senators (her ‘seatmates,’ as she fondly calls them) on the sidelines of fiery debates and controversial investigations at the Senate.

“My objective is to share my life experiences and answer the questions I am often asked: What is it like to be a senator? A triathlete? A senator and triathlete at the same time? A working mom and a triathlete at the same time?” Cayetano wrote in her introduction.

One of the country’s most prominent triathletes, Cayetano also shares how she rechanneled her grief from losing her loved ones by turning to running, biking and triathlons, and organizing sports activities for a cause to help underprivileged children with special needs, promote women empowerment and campaign for a healthy lifestyle. #

What: Book launch of ‘My Daily Race’ by Sen. Pia S. Cayetano
(My life as a Senator, Mom and Triathlete)
Where: Arya Showroom, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
When: November 23, 2011 (Wednesday), 6:00-9:00 pm

‘My Daily Race’ will soon be available at selected branches of National Bookstore, Power Books, Fully Booked and Toby’s Sports outlets. More details to be posted soon.

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