Sen.Pia open to amending GHW bill...

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March 14, 2014 

Sen. Pia open to ‘reasonable’ amendments to Graphic Health Warning bill 

Senator Pia S. Cayetano is willing to accommodate amendments to the Graphic Health Warning (GHW) bill that would ‘reasonably’ adjust the periods of compliance for cigarette manufacturers to place picture-based health warnings in the packaging of their products. 

Cayetano is the principal a...

AirAsia Zest asked to apologize for offensive ad...

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March 4, 2014

Sen.Pia to AirAsia Zest: Apologize for ‘anti-women’ radio ad

Senator Pia S. Cayetano on Monday called on an airline company to issue a public apology over a radio advertisement promoting its ticket sale, which she said contained derogatory remarks on women.

In a privilege speech marking the start of the Women’s Month of March, the senator took offense at the latest ra...

Medical care for persons with rare disease sought...

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27 February 2014

 

Under Sen. Pia’s bill, persons with rare disease to get better access to medical care

 

Senator Pia S. Cayetano is pushing for the passage of a bill that will mandate the government to assist persons with rare disease by increasing their access to medical treatment and drugs, and including them in the coverage of the Universal Heal...

Sen. Pia backs call to ‘share the road’...

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17 February 2014

Sen. Pia backs call to ‘share the road’

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today expressed her support to the initiative of citizens which is calling on the government to implement a road-sharing scheme and to promote sustainable modes of transportation.

The call to ‘share the road’ is being spearheaded by a group of students, bikers and environment advocates, including Ram...

Sen. Pia cited for hepa B, liver cancer advocacy...

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February 7, 2014

 

Sen. Pia cited for hepa B, liver cancer advocacy

 

Senator Pia S. Cayetano became the very first recipient of the ‘Jade Ribbon Award’ from the Stanford University-based Asian Liver Center, which recently recognized the senator’s leadership in enhancing government response and raising public awareness on liver cancer and hepatitis B in the Philip...

Sen.Pia hails junking of TRO vs RH conference...

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25 January 2014

Sen. Pia hails junking of TRO petition, hits brazen attempt by Pro-Life groups to stop int’l reproductive health conference

“I welcome the order of the Pasay City court that junked the petition for TRO (temporary restraining order) filed by some Catholic groups to stop the 7th Asia-Pacific Conference on Reproductive and Sexual Rights and Health (APCRSHR).

“I feel g...

Passage of Graphic Health Warning Bill seen...

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23 January 2014

Cigarette companies express support; Sen. Pia sees passage of Graphic Health Warning Bill

Senator Pia S. Cayetano is confident that the Senate will finally be able to pass the Graphic Health Warning (GHW) Bill in the 16th Congress after cigarette manufacturers expressed their support to the measure during Wednesday’s public hearing by the Senate Committee on Health and Demogra...

Sen.Pia seeks review of Sin Tax Reform Law

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13 January 2014

Where are billions in sin tax collections going?
Sen. Pia seeks review of status of Sin Tax Reform Law

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today said the government must explain to the public how it is spending billions of pesos in incremental revenues from higher sin taxes whi...

On the September school opening

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8 January 2014
 
Sen. Pia: Proposal to revise school calendar needs careful study, consultations

Statement of Senator Pia S. Cayetano
Chairperson, Senate Committee on Education, Arts and Culture

“I am open to a discussion on the pros and cons of moving the opening of classes...

Sen.Pia hails P1-B outlay for UP in 2014 budget

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11 December 2013

Sen. Pia hails inclusion of P1-B capital outlay for UP in P2.2-T budget for 2014; P275-M also added as capital outlay for PGH

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today welcomed the inclusion of a P1-billion allocation for the capital outlay of the University of the Philippines (UP) in the ...

PH athletes praised, sports officials slammed

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9 December 2013

Sen. Pia throws support for PH athletes in SEA Games; slams PH sports officials

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today expressed praise and threw her support for the 210 Filipino athletes competing at the 27th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, which will officially kick off in Myanmar on...

UP’s zero outlay in 2014 budget scored

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8 December 2013

Sen. Pia lambasts ‘zero allocation’ for UP’s capital outlay in 2014 budget

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today slammed the ‘zero allocation’ given to the University of the Philippines (UP) as capital outlay under the proposed P2.264-trillion national budget for 2014, saying it...

Breastfeeding crucial for ‘Yolanda babies’

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26 November 2013

Sen.Pia: Support for breastfeeding more crucial in the aftermath of Yolanda

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today said support for breastfeeding is crucial and should remain an integral part of relief efforts in the aftermath of super typhoon Yolanda, adding that this will help ensure, i...

Rebuild the coconut industry

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22 November 2013

Sen. Pia: Rebuild the coconut industry

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today said the damage caused by super typhoon Yolanda in rich coconut-producing areas in the Visayas should prompt the government to include the revival of the coconut industry as a priority in overall rehabilitation ...