Senate approves local school bills...

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News Release
Senate-PRIB
02 February 2016

Senate proposes establishment, separation, renaming, conversion of schools

The Senate today approved on third and final reading several bills seeking the establishment, separation, renaming and conversion of a total of 41 public schools nationwide.

Sen. Pia Cayetano, chairperson of the Committee on Education, Arts and Culture, said the establishment of ...

Senate OKs 100 Days Maternity Leave Bill...

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News Release
18 January 2016
By Olive Caunan/Senate PRIB

Senate approves bill increasing maternity leave to 100 days

The Senate has approved on third and final reading a bill seeking to increase maternity leave for female employees in the public and private sectors to 100 days regardless of the mode of delivery.

Currently, our laws provide for 60 days of maternity leave for government employees...

P1-B RH budget cut a horrible precedent...

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NEWS RELEASE

Transcript of interview with Sen. Pia S. Cayetano
(Highlights)

Topic: On the P1-B RH budget cut
Where: Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Date: 14 January 2016

Sen. Pia S. Cayetano (SPSC): Good morning. It’s very important that I raise this issue because the public should know that we, as legislators, cannot do our job well when we do not have the ...

Rejoinder on the P1-B RH budget cut...

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News Release
11 January 2016


Naglolokohan tayo dito!
Rejoinder on the P1-B cut in the RH budget
Statement of Senator Pia S. Cayetano
Principal Sponsor, Reproductive health Act

After looking into relevant documents, our office confirms the P1-billion cut in the DOH’s procurement of commodities under family health and responsible parenting. This was not the third reading version we ...

On the P1-B RH budget cut...

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News Release
07 January 2016

Statement of Senator Pia S. Cayetano
Principal Sponsor, Reproductive Health (RH) Act

“As the principal sponsor of the RH law, I am shocked that the RH budget was slashed by P1 billion. At every stage of the 2016 budget process, I had asked for details. This was work in progress and the detailed amendments were not readily available. Thus, we work on a basis of trust R...

Protect children during emergencies...

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Children’s Emergency Relief and Protection Act
Committee Report No. 338

Sponsorship Speech
By Senator Pia S. Cayetano
15 December 2015

Mr. President, esteemed colleagues,

Our Constitution mandates the State to defend the right of children to assistance, including proper care and nutrition, and special protection from all forms of neglect, abuse, cruelty, exploitation, and other...

Senate passes the Rare Disease Bill...

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News Release
14 December 2015
By Senate PRIB

Senate passes the Rare Disease Bill

The Senate today approved on third and final reading a bill that seeks to include the treatment of rare diseases in the health benefit package of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation.

Sen. Pia Cayetano, sponsor of Senate Bill No. 2990 or the Rare Disease Act, said the measure also seeks the inclusion...

Sen.Pia slams budget cut on state universities

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News Release
25 November 2015

Transcript of the manifestation of Sen. Pia S. Cayetano
Chair, Senate Committee on Education, Arts and Culture

Topic: On the 34% reduction in the capital outlay for State Universities and Colleges (SUCs)
Senate 2016 budget plenary hearings

Mr President, I just ...

On SET vote, support for Duterte-Cayetano

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‘I believe in Duterte, Cayetano’

In connection with queries on my position regarding the petition filed against Senator Grace Poe before the SET, my decision is based on my appreciation of the case. It is NOT to be equated with WHO I am supporting for the Presidency.

Mayor Rody Duterte has been, and al...

On the Expanded Maternity Leave Bill

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News Release
03 November 2015

“Women employees will be more productive if the maternity leave is extended”
Transcript of interview with Senator Pia S. Cayetano
Chair, Senate Committee on Women, Children, Family Relations and Gender Equality

Interviewed by Ms. Connie Sison Read More »

Remembering Senator Joker Arroyo

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News Release
October 7, 2015

Remembering Senator Joker Arroyo
By Senator Pia S. Cayetano
October 7, 2015

I am deeply saddened by the passing of former Senator Joker Arroyo. More than a colleague, he was a mentor to me for nine years, and my seatmate for three years in the 15th Congress (2010-2013)...

Pro-women amendments in Family Code Ok’d

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News Release
1 September 2015
By Apple Buenaventura
Senate Public Relations and Information Bureau (PRIB)

Equality of men and women pushed in Family Code amendments

The Senate passed on third and final reading today a measure amending the Family Code of the Philippines to give “equal weight” t...

Sen.Pia to NHCP Chair: Resign!

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News Release
24 August 2015

Sen. Pia to NHCP Chair Diokno: Resign!
Statement of Senator Pia S. Cayetano
Chair, Senate Committee on Education, Arts and Culture

“Chair (Maria Serena) Diokno, resign if you cannot defend the Rizal Monument!”

“Those occupying the top level positions of the...

Student-athletes are not commodities

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On the newest UAAP residency controversy
Statement of Senator Pia S. Cayetano
Principal author, Student-Athletes Protection Bill
18 August 2015

“The UAAP Board has once more displayed its arrogance and immaturity by invoking its unjust two-year residency rule against a high school student-athlete who h...