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...

Rizal shrine case elevated to int’l body

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News Release
10 November 2014

Sen. Pia elevates Rizal Monument desecration case to international body

Senator Pia S. Cayetano has elevated the issue of the desecration of the Rizal Monument before an international body tasked to identify and protect heritage sites around the world.

The senator i...

Sen.Pia bats for ‘culture of preparedness’

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Statement
8 November 2014

Preparedness and resilience:
Our armor against disasters, climate change

Statement of Sen. Pia S. Cayetano
On first year since supertyphoon ‘Yolanda’

“It has been one year since supertyphoon ‘Yolanda’ wreaked havoc on central ...

Sen. Pia backs mental health bill

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Sen. Pia Cayetano vows to file mental health bill
By Trisha Macas
Reposted from GMA News Online
30 October 2014

Senator Pia Cayetano told the attendees of the Second Heal...

NHCP can stop Torre construction

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News Release
30 October 2014

Sen. Pia: NHCP can issue cease order vs. Torre de Manila

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today threw her support behind the parallel inquiry being conducted by the House of Representatives on the construction of the controversial Torre de Manila high-rise condominium across Rizal Park in ...

Sen. Pia takes cudgels for world’s domestic workers

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News Release
17 October 2014

Sen. Pia’s appeal to world’s parliaments: Adopt UN, ILO conventions on domestic workers’ rights

Senator Pia S. Cayetano has appealed to leaders and members of parliaments from 164 countries to take a bold step towards protecting the world’s domestic workers, a great majori...

Review pension provision of expanded seniors law

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News Release
8 October 2014

Sen. Pia wants pension provision of Expanded Senior Citizens Act reviewed

Why are indigent senior citizens under the age of 77 being deprived of the P500 monthly pension which they are supposed to receive under the Expanded Senior Citizens Act of 2010 or Republic Act 9994?

T...

Pay hike for public school teachers long overdue

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News Release
06 October 2014

Last pay hike for mentors was in 2009 – Sen. Pia

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today said an increase in the salaries of the country’s 520,000 public school teachers is long overdue, noting that the last pay adjustment for our educators was implemented five years ago in 2009. Read More »