5 bills sponsored by Sen.Pia hurdles Senate...

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News Release
May 25, 2016

Senate passes five bills sponsored by Sen.Pia

Five bills that were sponsored by Senator Pia S. Cayetano have hurdled third and final reading approval by the Senate on Monday’s session.

The measures, consisting of two landmark national bills and three covering education, could also be signed into laws soon before the 16th Congress adjourns on June 30.

Among th...

Senate passes anti-age discrimination bill...

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Senate PRIB / Press Release
May 23, 2016

Anti-age discrimination bill passed on final reading

The Senate today passed on third and final reading a bill which seeks to prohibit age discrimination in the workplace.

The bill is among the pending legislation passed by the Senate before both houses of Congress will convene as the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC) to canvass the votes for the presi...

Bill requiring first aid training approved...

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Senate PRIB / Press Release
May 23, 2016

Senate OKs first aid trainings for elementary, HS students

The Senate today approved on third and final reading a bill seeking to require all elementary and high school students to be trained in first-aid lessons.

The bill is among the pending legislation passed by the Senate before both houses of Congress will convene as the National Board of Canvassers...

Senate OKs bill on Filipino Muslim studies...

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Senate PRIB / Press Release
May 23, 2016

Bill seeks to include Fil-Muslim and Indigenous Peoples history in school curriculum

The Senate today passed on third and final reading a bill seeking to include Filipino-Muslim and Indigenous Peoples history, culture and identity in the curriculum of Philippine History for basic and higher education.

The bill is among the pending legislation passed by t...

Senate approves local school bills...

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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 ...

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...

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 m...

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 particu...

No to more photobombers behind Rizal Shrine

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1 July 2015

Sen.Pia rejects DMCI proposal to have more skyscrapers built behind Rizal Shrine
Statement of Senator Pia S. Cayetano
Chairperson, Senate Committee on Education, Arts and Culture

“I find it appalling that the ‘solution’ being offered by DMCI to the Torre de Manil...