Legalizing divorce: Is Congress ready?...

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News Release
24 March 2015

On maternity leave bill, divorce in PHL, and prospects for K to 12 program
Transcript of Interview with Senator Pia S. Cayetano
Chairperson, Senate Committee on Women, Family Relations and Gender Equality
Senate Committee on Education, Arts and Culture

Q: What is the status of the bill?

This is the first hearing we’ve had on maternity be...

Empowered Women: Raising the Bar...

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Empowered Women: Raising the Bar
By Senator Pia S. Cayetano
Chair, Senate Committee on Women, Family Relations and Gender Equality
Sponsorship speech on PSR No.1237
March 16, 2015

Mr. President, esteemed colleagues,

Last week, I delivered a privilege speech welcoming the start of Women’s Month and issuing a call for greater representation of women, especially in leadership roles...

Women achievers to be feted at the Senate...

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News Release
March 15, 2015

Senate to recognize women achievers

Senator Pia S. Cayetano will lead the recognition of several outstanding Filipino women coming from various fields at the Philippine Senate on Monday as part of the chamber’s Women’s Month celebrations.

The women achievers will be feted at the Senate session and their achievements featured in an exhibit entitled, ‘Empowered Women: ...

Give women an equal chance to lead...

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‘Juana, Desisyon Mo ay Mahalaga’
Privilege Speech for Women’s Month

Senator Pia S. Cayetano
Chair, Senate Committee on Women, Family Relations and Gender Equality
March 9, 2015

Mr. President, esteemed colleagues,

I rise today on a matter of personal and collective privilege to welcome the start of Women’s Month, which has been celebrated throughout the month of March since 1988. O...

Bigger women representation in gov’t pushed...

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News Release
March 6, 2015

Sen.Pia bats for more women participation in local politics in 2016

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today said more women candidates should be fielded by political parties in next year’s elections to help increase the voice of women in governance and policymaking in the country.

Cayetano, who chairs the Senate Committee on Women, Gender and Family Relations, made the call ahead o...

Sponsorship speech on the UniFAST Bill...

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UniFAST Bill
Committee Report No. 110

Senator Pia S. Cayetano
Sponsorship Speech
March 4, 2015

Mr. President, esteemed colleagues,

Our Constitution, in Article XIV, Section 1 states that, “The State shall protect and promote the right of all citizens to quality education at all levels, and shall take appropriate steps to make such education accessible to all.” However, it is ...

Raise your hands for rare disease...

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Raise Your Hands for Rare
National Rare Disease Week
Privilege Speech

Senator Pia S. Cayetano
25 February 2015

Mr. President, esteemed colleagues,

Today, I rise on a matter of personal and collective privilege to bring attention to rare diseases or ‘orphan disorders,’ which are health conditions that result from genetic defects that rarely affect the general populatio...

On responsible parenting and the role of women

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On Pope’s views on responsible parenting and the role of women in society
Statement of Sen. Pia S. Cayetano

Chairperson, Senate Committee on Women, Family Relations and Gender Equality
21 January 2015

“I thank Pope Francis for stressing the importance of responsible parenting among the Cathol...

Sen.Pia unfazed by veto on heritage budget

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14 January 2015

Sen.Pia disappointed, but unfazed, by budget veto on additional funds for cultural agencies

Senator Pia S. Cayetano has expressed her disappointment over the presidential veto on special provisions in the P2.6-trillion General Appropriations Act (GAA) for 2015 which would have aut...

Suspension order vs. Torre de Manila backed

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13 January 2015

Statement of Sen. Pia S. Cayetano
Chair, Senate Committee on Education, Arts and Culture

“I welcome the issuance of the Cease and Desist Order (CDO) by the National Commission on Culture and the Arts (NCCA) against DMCI’s Torre de Manila condominium project in Manila. Th...

Sen.Pia seeks protection for children evacuees

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News Release
07 January 2015

Senate opens 2015 with hearing on bills protecting children’s rights and welfare during disasters

Jumpstarting the Philippine Senate’s work calendar for the New Year, Senator Pia S. Cayetano will lead the chamber’s very first public hearing in 2015 which will take up mea...

Remember our past, honor our heroes

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30 December 2014

118th Rizal Day:
Sen.Pia: Remember our past, honor our heroes

“Ang hindi marunong lumingon sa pinanggalingan ay hindi makakarating sa paroroonan.” (Those who do not know how to value their past are condemned not to reach their destination.)

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New law to set up ‘virtual classrooms’ across PHL

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17 December 2014

Sen. Pia welcomes signing of Open Distance Learning Act
OFWs, PWDs, working students seeking further studies seen to benefit from ‘virtual classrooms’ across the country

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today welcomed the enactment of the Open Distance Learning ...

Sen.Pia hails Vigan win in New7Wonders poll

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09 December 2014

Sen. Pia: Vigan’s selection in New7Wonders Cities search affirms importance of heritage conservation

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today hailed the selection of Vigan City in the New7Wonders Cities search, saying its recognition among the most admired cities in the world should be a ...