Protect women migrant workers in Southeast Asia...

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News Release

Women parliamentarians call for protection of women migrant workers across Southeast Asia

The Women Parliamentarians of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (WAIPA) have closed ranks to push for a resolution that would promote the health and welfare of women migrant workers across the region.

The resolution to be presented at the 38th AIPA General Assembly on Tuesday ...

Pia urges House: Support breastfeeding...

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News Release
30 August 2017

Pia urges House: Encourage breastfeeding among nursing lawmakers, staff

Should the House of Representatives change its rules to allow its nursing women members to breastfeed at work? Yes, even right inside the session floor?

Deputy Speaker Pia S. Cayetano thinks so – saying that this will send the message that breastfeeding is a normal act that should be encouraged ...

Speech on Breastfeeding Month...

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Privilege Speech on Breastfeeding Month
By Deputy Speaker Pia S. Cayetano
Taguig City, Second District
August 29, 2017

Madam Speaker, one of the most common reasons why women are unable to continue breastfeeding is because they have to return to work. To address this, Republic Act 10028, which I sponsored when I was in the Senate, provides for mechanisms to make breastfeeding more accessible to working...

Pinoys welcome DS Pia in Madrid...

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News Release
20 May 2017

Deputy Speaker Pia Cayetano Meets FILCOM Leaders in Madrid

By the Embassy of the Philippines
Madrid, Spain

Originally posted on philembassymadrid.com

Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives and Taguig 2nd District Congresswoman Pilar Juliana “Pia” S. Cayetano met the Filipino Communi...

Pia hails Juvenile Justice law amendments...

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Statement
23 May 2017

On the substitute bill strengthening Juvenile Justice Law
By Deputy Speaker Pia S. Cayetano
Representative, Taguig City 2nd District

I am happy to report that we have approved the substitute bill on Juvenile Justice in connection with the bills that were filed lowering the age of criminal responsibility. The bill that the committee approved is one that recognizes that child...

On the Philippine report to the UNHRC...

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Privilege Speech
22 May 2017

On the Philippine report to the UNHRC

By Deputy Speaker Pia S. Cayetano
Representative, Taguig City 2nd District

Madame Speaker, allow me to rise on a matter of personal privilege. Two weeks ago, I joined the Philippine delegation which presented the report of the Philippines for the third cycle of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) before the United Nations Human...

PH gains on socio-econ rights recognized at UNHRC...

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News Release
22 May 2017

Pia: PHL efforts to uphold socio-economic rights recognized at UNHRC

House Deputy Speaker Pia S. Cayetano delivered a privilege speech on Monday to highlight the country’s gains in promoting socio-economic rights which were reported to the 27th Universal Period Review of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) last May 8.

At the same time, Cayetano, a member of the Phil...

Bill establishing science high school in Antipolo OK’d

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News Release
May 30, 2015

Bill establishing science high school in Antipolo OK’d

A national science and technology high school will soon rise at the heart of Rizal province after senators approved on Monday House Bill 4366, which seeks to establish the Antipolo City National Science and Technology High Scho...

5 bills sponsored by Sen.Pia hurdle 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 educatio...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

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. P...

Senate OKs 100 Days Maternity Leave Bill

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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 ...