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 Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Education, Arts and Culture, Cayetano said the plan of Destileri...

Stop Age Discrimination!...

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Stop Age Discrimination!
Co-Sponsorship Speech
By Senator Pia S. Cayetano
10 June 2014

SB No. 29 under Committee Report No. 38 entitled,
Anti-age Discrimination in Employment Act of 2013

Abilidad, hindi edad.

Mr. President, this is the battle cry of Filipino workers in the country and beyond our shores, who have made a strong stand against age discrimination in the workpla...

“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 television show where two female housemates were challenged to pose nude for an art painting.

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August 18 as Jesse Robredo Day...

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SPONSORSHIP SPEECH
Declaring August 18 as ‘Jesse Robredo Day’

Senator Pia S. Cayetano
Chairperson, Senate Committee on Education, Arts and Culture
June 4, 2014

Mr. President, esteemed colleagues,

I rise to sponsor Committee Report No. 49, which recognizes the dignified life and exceptional public service offered by the late Secretary of Interior and Local Government, the Hon. ...

October 5 as National Teachers Day...

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SPONSORSHIP SPEECH
October 5 as National Teachers Day

Senator Pia S. Cayetano
Chairperson, Senate Committee on Education, Arts and Culture
June 4, 2014

Mr. President, esteemed colleagues,

I rise to sponsor a bill that recognizes teachers, who dedicate their lives to shaping the mind and honing the character of our youth. While it has been thirty years since the UNESCO declared October 5 a...

Sponsorship Speech: Iskolar ng Bayan Act...

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SPONSORSHIP SPEECH
on S.B. No. 93 or the Iskolar ng Bayan Act of 2014

Senator Pia S. Cayetano
Chairperson, Senate Committee on Education, Arts and Culture
June 4, 2014

Mr. President, esteemed colleagues,

While our nation experiences rapid economic growth, our standard of education must be able to keep up and provide a proficient and well-educated workforce. Higher education opens up numerous opportunities...

On Distance Education for Tertiary Level...

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SPONSORSHIP SPEECH
On Distance Education for Tertiary Level

Senator Pia S. Cayetano
Chairperson, Senate Committee on Education, Arts and Culture
June 4, 2014

Mr. President, esteemed colleagues,

I rise today once again to sponsor a measure that aims to widen access to quality higher education. Committee Report No. 46 seeks to democratize access to quality education at tertiary levels...

Passage of Graphic Health Warning Bill seen

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News Release
23 January 2014

Cigarette companies express support; Sen. Pia sees passage of Graphic Health Warning Bill

Senator Pia S. Cayetano is confident that the Senate will finally be able to pass the Graphic Health Warning (GHW) Bill in the 16th Congress after cigarette manufacturers expressed their supp...

Sen.Pia seeks review of Sin Tax Reform Law

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News Release
13 January 2014

Where are billions in sin tax collections going?
Sen. Pia seeks review of status of Sin Tax Reform Law

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today said the government must explain to the public how it is spending billions of pesos in incremental revenues from higher sin taxes whi...

On the September school opening

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New Release
8 January 2014
 
Sen. Pia: Proposal to revise school calendar needs careful study, consultations

Statement of Senator Pia S. Cayetano
Chairperson, Senate Committee on Education, Arts and Culture

“I am open to a discussion on the pros and cons of moving the opening of classes...

Sen.Pia hails P1-B outlay for UP in 2014 budget

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News Release
11 December 2013

Sen. Pia hails inclusion of P1-B capital outlay for UP in P2.2-T budget for 2014; P275-M also added as capital outlay for PGH

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today welcomed the inclusion of a P1-billion allocation for the capital outlay of the University of the Philippines (UP) in the ...

PH athletes praised, sports officials slammed

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News Release
9 December 2013

Sen. Pia throws support for PH athletes in SEA Games; slams PH sports officials

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today expressed praise and threw her support for the 210 Filipino athletes competing at the 27th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, which will officially kick off in Myanmar on...

UP’s zero outlay in 2014 budget scored

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News Release
8 December 2013

Sen. Pia lambasts ‘zero allocation’ for UP’s capital outlay in 2014 budget

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today slammed the ‘zero allocation’ given to the University of the Philippines (UP) as capital outlay under the proposed P2.264-trillion national budget for 2014, saying it...

Breastfeeding crucial for ‘Yolanda babies’

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News Release
26 November 2013

Sen.Pia: Support for breastfeeding more crucial in the aftermath of Yolanda

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today said support for breastfeeding is crucial and should remain an integral part of relief efforts in the aftermath of super typhoon Yolanda, adding that this will help ensure, i...