On local education bills...

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Sponsorship Speeches
On local education bills

By Senator Pia S. Cayetano
21 September 2015

A. Changing of Name/Renaming of Public Schools (5 bills)

Mr. President, esteemed colleagues,

Schools are pillars of the local community. As educational institutions, they are central to the development of the town’s youth. Schools contribute to the identity and character o...

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” to the husband and wife in making decisions concerning their marriage and family.

Senate Bill ...

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 government’s cultural agencies must be willing and able to defend national historic sites.”


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 has transferred to a different school in college. This is the very same UAAP rule that an RTC court s...

Breastfeeding and Work, Let’s Make It Work!...

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Breastfeeding and Work, Let’s Make It Work!
Privilege Speech
By Senator Pia S. Cayetano
17 August 2015

Mr. President, esteemed colleagues,

The month of August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month. This year, we celebrate with the theme, “Breastfeeding and Work, Let’s Make It Work!” As such, I rise today on a matter of personal and collective privilege to call for support fo...

Sen.Pia takes up cudgels for PWDs...

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News Release
16 July 2015

Sen.Pia: Shame on those who take advantage of benefits meant for PWDs!

Shame on those who take advantage of benefits meant for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs).

This was Senator Pia S. Cayetano’s reaction to several photos that have recently gone viral on social media showing able-bodied motorists occupying parking slots reserved for PWDs in various malls and re...

Prioritize vulnerable sectors during disasters...

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News Release
11 July 2015

On World Population Day:
Sen.Pia: ‘Prioritize most vulnerable sectors during disasters’

As nations mark ‘World Population Day’ on July 11, Senator Pia S. Cayetano stressed the importance of recognizing that certain sectors of our population are particularly vulnerable in times of emergencies.

“The Filipino is no stranger to disasters. And a...

Highlights: Student-Athletes Protection Bill

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Highlights of the Student-Athletes Protection Bill

Residency of Student-Athletes
- Student athletic associations shall not impose residency requirements on a student-athlete who is a high school graduate enrolling in a college or university;

- No residency requirement on a high schoo...

Unjust residency rules, a thing of the past

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News Release
11 June 2015

“Unjust practice of residency rules, a thing of the past”
Statement of Senator Pia S. Cayetano
Senate Committee on Education, Arts and Culture
On the passage of the Student-Athletes Protection Bill

“With the approval by the Sena...

Report child abuse cases at once

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News Release
30 May 2015

‘Don’t wait for child abuse to go viral, report it at once’
Statement of Sen. Pia S. Cayetano
Chairperson, Senate Committee on Women, Family Relations and Gender Equality

“I am appalled that a parent would think that giving a child a cigarette is funny or cute....

World health leaders hail PH for passing RH Law

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News Release
28 May 2015

Philippines hailed by global health leaders for RH Law passage

An assembly of global health leaders has recognized the Philippines for passing a landmark law that would increase people’s access to family planning and reproductive health services.

The Philippines, together wit...

Sen.Pia slams ‘whimsical’ MMDA order

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News Release
19 May 2015

Senator Pia slams MMDA for ‘whimsical’ memorandum circular restricting running events on Roxas Boulevard

Senator Pia S. Cayetano has called on the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) to suspend the implementation of its controversial memorandum circular which she sai...

Sen.Pia wants burning e-jeep incident probed

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News Release
17 May 2015

Citing public safety, Sen.Pia calls on DOTC, LTFRB to probe burning e-jeep incident

“What now, LTFRB?”

Thus asked Senator Pia S. Cayetano, as she called on the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) and the Department of Transportation and Communicatio...

Partnership to build sports complex in UP hailed

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News Release
13 May 2015

Sen.Pia hails partnership to develop world-class sports complex in UP Diliman

“Finally, a modern football field for the Iskolar ng Bayan.”

Thus said Senator Pia S. Cayetano, as she hailed efforts to build a world-class football field and track oval inside the University o...