Sen.Pia on the #Fallen44...

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So much love, so much loss
By Senator Pia S. Cayetano
30 January 2015, 6:00 AM

Just got home from Camp Bagong Diwa where the remains of our SAF lie in state. Words cannot express the pain and sadness etched on every face.

One by one the caskets were brought in along with two members of the family. All I could do was offer a few words of sympathy, extend my hand, and a shoulder to cry on. Late...

Vigan one of New7Wonders cities...

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Vigan one of the New7Wonders cities
Sponsorship Speech
By SENATOR PIA S. CAYETANO
28 January 2015

Mr. President, esteemed colleagues,

I rise today to sponsor Senate Resolutions 1053, 1057, 1085 and 1130 congratulating the City of Vigan, Ilocos Sur for being named as one of the New7Wonders Cities and commending the same for being a model for heritage conservation.

New7Wonders is a global ...

On the Bangsamoro Basic Law...

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News Release
28 January 2015

Statement of Sen. Pia S. Cayetano
On the Bangsamoro Basic Law

“Like most Filipinos, I yearn for peace, but this can only be attained if all sides sincerely desire and work towards the same goal. As a member of the Senate, I have been exploring ways to pursue peace and genuine development in Mindanao through the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), but these recent events give us ...

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 Catholic faithful. It is indeed the primary responsibility of parents to plan the number and spacing of th...

Sen.Pia unfazed by veto on heritage budget...

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News Release
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 authorized government cultural agencies to fully retain their income.

The chairperson of the Sen...

Suspension order vs. Torre de Manila backed...

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News Release
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. The CDO suspends the construction of the 49-storey tower across Rizal Park that has significantly comp...

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 measures aiming to protect children’s rights and welfare in times of disasters.

Cayetano, Chai...

New law to set up ‘virtual classrooms’ across PHL

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News Release
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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News Release
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 ...

Iskolar ng Bayan to democratize access to SUCs

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News Release
07 December 2014

‘Iskolar ng Bayan’ Act to democratize access to state universities
Sen. Pia: Newly signed law to offer scholarships to the top ten graduates of public high schools

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today said the top ten graduates of public high schools across the countr...

New education law to empower workers

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News Release
06 December 2014

Ladderized Education Act to empower workers
New law allows ‘tech-voc’ graduates to earn units for an undergraduate degree

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today hailed the passage of the ‘Ladderized Education Act of 2014′ which she said seeks to empower wo...

PSC hit for sad state of PH team sports

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Philippine Sports Commission hit for sad state of PH team sports
By Leila B. Salaverria
Reposted from the Philippine Daily Inquirer
27 November 2014

The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) has ...

DOH must explain if protocols were violated

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Office of Senator Pia S. Cayetano
News Release
19 November 2014

How Sen. Pia would greet Sec. Garin at the Senate

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today said it is the responsibility of the officials of Department of Health (DoH) who recently paid a visit to the 133 Filipino peacekeepers under quarantine, to exp...

Sen.Flavier laid the foundation for RH, GHW laws

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Eulogy of Senator Pia Cayetano for the late Senator Juan Flavier
Philippine Senate
17 November 2014

My story starts in 2004 when I began my term as a senator. I sat in front as I still do now between the Majority Floor Leader and Senate President Pro Tempore. The SP Pro Tempore then was the honorable Sen. Juan...