Speech on Desaparecidos...

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End the List!
Privilege Speech for the International Day of the Disappeared 2014

Senator Pia S. Cayetano
01 September 2014

Mr. President, esteemed colleagues,

The United Nations has declared August 30 as the International Day of the Disappeared. Today, I rise on a matter of personal and collective privilege to commemorate this day and remember those who should not be forgotten – victims of enf...

On the 100 millionth Filipino...

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On the 100 millionth Filipino
Privilege Speech
Senator Pia S. Cayetano
27 August 2014

Last month marked the birth of the one hundred millionth Filipino. The Philippines is now one of only twelve countries in the world with populations in excess of 100 million. [1]

Mr. President, it will be recalled that during the debates on the Reproductive Health Law, the relation between popu...

Senate to probe ‘Torre’ controversy...

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News Release
25 August 2014

Senate inquiry on ‘Torre de Manila’ to push through on Aug.27

The Philippine Senate is scheduled to probe another controversial building – this time a high-rise condominium that heritage activists and netizens warn will forever destroy the view of the historic monument of our national hero, Dr. Jose P. Rizal, at Luneta Park in Manila.

On Wednesday (August...

On National Tuberculosis Day...

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National Tuberculosis Day
Privilege Speech
August 20, 2014

By Senator Pia S. Cayetano

Mr. President, esteemed colleagues,

Yesterday, August 19 was Quezon City Day. But the celebration on Quezon City Day is also the celebration of National Tuberculosis Day. By virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 840, the birth anniversary of President Manuel L. Quezon is also our National Tuberculosis Day, ...

Senate takes up HIV/AIDS bills...

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DOH predicts Filipinos with HIV/AIDS to hit 32,000 by end of 2014
By: Jelly F. Musico, Philippine News Agency
Reposted from Interaksyon.com
19 August 2014

By the end of 2014, the number of people living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AI...

Feeding program in schools backed...

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News Release
15 August 2014

Sen.Pia backs feeding program in public schools

Senator Pia S. Cayetano has expressed support to proposals seeking to institutionalize a supplementary feeding program in the public school system to help address malnutrition among young Filipino children and youth.

The Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Education, Arts and Culture, Cayetano led a public hearing on Thurs...

Sen.Pia: Breastfeeding a security issue...

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Breastfeeding: Not a Fad, Not a Trend, but a Security Issue
Privilege Speech
By Sen. Pia S. Cayetano
11 August 2014

Mr. President, esteemed colleagues,

Headlines abound with security issues like rice shortage which leads to food insecurity, energy shortage which leads to blackouts. But who would ever think that breastfeeding is a security issue as well?

Late last year, I was a fellow at t...

On GHW: Health benefits to outweigh lost revenues

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Highlights of the interpellation
Graphic Health Warning Bill (Senate Bill No.27)
Continuation of the period of Interpellation
May 7, 2014

Sponsor: Senator Pia S. Cayetano (PSC)
Interpellator: Senator Juan Ponce Enrile (JPE)
Presiding Officer: Read More »

SC victory, RH law, and amazing women

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SC victory, RH law and amazing women
Senator Pia S. Cayetano
April 9, 2014

By a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court declared the Reproductive Health Law as constitutional. This is the final victory of a long-fought battle – one that lasted almost two decades and several Congresses – to provide Filipinos ...

Sen.Pia open to amending GHW bill

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News Release
March 14, 2014 

Sen. Pia open to ‘reasonable’ amendments to Graphic Health Warning bill 

Senator Pia S. Cayetano is willing to accommodate amendments to the Graphic Health Warning (GHW) bill that would ‘reasonably’ adjust the periods of compliance for cigarette manufacturers to place pi...

AirAsia Zest asked to apologize for offensive ad

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News Release
March 4, 2014

Sen.Pia to AirAsia Zest: Apologize for ‘anti-women’ radio ad

Senator Pia S. Cayetano on Monday called on an airline company to issue a public apology over a radio advertisement promoting its ticket sale, which she said contained derogatory remarks on women.

In a privilege...

Medical care for persons with rare disease sought

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News Release

27 February 2014

 

Under Sen. Pia’s bill, persons with rare disease to get better access to medical care

 

Senator Pia S. Cayetano is pushing for the passage of a bill that will mandate the government to assist persons with rare disease by increasing t...

Sen. Pia backs call to ‘share the road’

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News Release
17 February 2014

Sen. Pia backs call to ‘share the road’

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today expressed her support to the initiative of citizens which is calling on the government to implement a road-sharing scheme and to promote sustainable modes of transportation.

The call to ‘share the ...

Sen. Pia cited for hepa B, liver cancer advocacy

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News Release

February 7, 2014

 

Sen. Pia cited for hepa B, liver cancer advocacy

 

Senator Pia S. Cayetano became the very first recipient of the ‘Jade Ribbon Award’ from the Stanford University-based Asian Liver Center, which recently recognized the senator’s leadership in enha...