On the 100 millionth Filipino...

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On the 100 millionth Filipino
Privilege Speech
Senator Pia S. Cayetano
27 August 2014

Last month marked the birth of the one hundred millionth Filipino. The Philippines is now one of only twelve countries in the world with populations in excess of 100 million. [1]

Mr. President, it will be recalled that during the debates on the Reproductive Health Law, the relation between popu...

Senate to probe ‘Torre’ controversy...

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News Release
25 August 2014

Senate inquiry on ‘Torre de Manila’ to push through on Aug.27

The Philippine Senate is scheduled to probe another controversial building – this time a high-rise condominium that heritage activists and netizens warn will forever destroy the view of the historic monument of our national hero, Dr. Jose P. Rizal, at Luneta Park in Manila.

On Wednesday (August...

On National Tuberculosis Day...

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National Tuberculosis Day
Privilege Speech
August 20, 2014

By Senator Pia S. Cayetano

Mr. President, esteemed colleagues,

Yesterday, August 19 was Quezon City Day. But the celebration on Quezon City Day is also the celebration of National Tuberculosis Day. By virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 840, the birth anniversary of President Manuel L. Quezon is also our National Tuberculosis Day, ...

Senate takes up HIV/AIDS bills...

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DOH predicts Filipinos with HIV/AIDS to hit 32,000 by end of 2014
By: Jelly F. Musico, Philippine News Agency
Reposted from Interaksyon.com
19 August 2014

By the end of 2014, the number of people living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AI...

Feeding program in schools backed...

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News Release
15 August 2014

Sen.Pia backs feeding program in public schools

Senator Pia S. Cayetano has expressed support to proposals seeking to institutionalize a supplementary feeding program in the public school system to help address malnutrition among young Filipino children and youth.

The Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Education, Arts and Culture, Cayetano led a public hearing on Thurs...

Sen.Pia: Breastfeeding a security issue...

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Breastfeeding: Not a Fad, Not a Trend, but a Security Issue
Privilege Speech
By Sen. Pia S. Cayetano
11 August 2014

Mr. President, esteemed colleagues,

Headlines abound with security issues like rice shortage which leads to food insecurity, energy shortage which leads to blackouts. But who would ever think that breastfeeding is a security issue as well?

Late last year, I was a fellow at t...

Coming soon: A ‘breastfeeding-friendly’...

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News Release
10 August 2014

Sen.Pia: Senate to become a ‘breastfeeding-friendly’ workplace

The Senate will soon become a ‘breastfeeding-friendly’ government establishment with the launching of its very own breastfeeding room on Monday (August 11) for the exclusive use of nursing female members of the senators’ staff and the Senate secretariat.

The room which was put up at the extension wing...

Senate passes four education bills

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Senate approves four bills seeking to make post-HS education accessible

Reposted from GMA News Online
30 July 2014

The Senate on Wednesday approved on third and fi...

Respect names of heroes, historical sites

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News Release
18 June 2014

Sen. Pia: Show some respect! Don’t desecrate names of heroes, historical sites

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today blasted the bid of a local liquor making company to register the names of several historical figures and places as brands for its alcoholic beverage products.

The Cha...

“Pinoy Big Brother crossed the line”

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News Release
9 June 2014

Sen. Pia: “PBB crossed the line”

“Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) crossed the line.” This was the assertion of Sen. Pia S. Cayetano, Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Women, Family Relations and Gender Relations, in reference to the June 4 episode of the reality t...

Landmark approval seen for Graphic Health Warning Bill

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News Release
31 May 2014

Sen.Pia sees Senate passage of Graphic Health Warning Bill

As Philippines observes World No Smoking Day on May 31, No Smoking Month and the opening of classes in June

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today said the proposed measure that will require cigarette packs in th...

Sen.Pia rues fund delay for calamity-hit schools

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News Release
23 May 2015

Sen. Pia: It’s almost June, why the delay in the release of funds to rehabilitate Yolanda- and earthquake-hit schools?

Senator Pia S. Cayetano has pressed the panic button on the slow pace of repair and reconstruction work of school buildings that were devastated by last year...

Student-athletes bill advances in Senate

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News Release
21 May 2014

Sen. Pia: Bill protecting student-athletes advances in the Senate

A proposed measure seeking to prohibit residency rules which curtail the rights of the country’s student-athletes and prevent the commercialization of school athletic leagues has moved closer to being passed in the Se...

Respect RH rights, needs of pregnant inmates

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News Release
20 May 2014

Sen. Pia: Respect the maternal health rights, needs of pregnant inmates; Andrea Rosal must be allowed to attend daughter’s wake and burial

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today raised questions on the circumstances that led to the death of the newborn baby of political prisoner Andrea Rosal...