Sen.Pia open to amending GHW bill...

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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 picture-based health warnings in the packaging of their products. 

Cayetano is the principal a...

AirAsia Zest asked to apologize for offensive ad...

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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 speech marking the start of the Women’s Month of March, the senator took offense at the latest ra...

Medical care for persons with rare disease sought...

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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 their access to medical treatment and drugs, and including them in the coverage of the Universal Heal...

Sen. Pia backs call to ‘share the road’...

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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 road’ is being spearheaded by a group of students, bikers and environment advocates, including Ram...

Sen. Pia cited for hepa B, liver cancer advocacy...

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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 enhancing government response and raising public awareness on liver cancer and hepatitis B in the Philip...

Sen.Pia hails junking of TRO vs RH conference...

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25 January 2014

Sen. Pia hails junking of TRO petition, hits brazen attempt by Pro-Life groups to stop int’l reproductive health conference

“I welcome the order of the Pasay City court that junked the petition for TRO (temporary restraining order) filed by some Catholic groups to stop the 7th Asia-Pacific Conference on Reproductive and Sexual Rights and Health (APCRSHR).

“I feel g...

Passage of Graphic Health Warning Bill seen...

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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 support to the measure during Wednesday’s public hearing by the Senate Committee on Health and Demogra...

Sen.Pia moves to defer sports body’s budget

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21 November 2013

Budget of the Philippine Sports Commission deferred; Sen. Pia mulls ‘zero budget’ for commission’s failure to support athletes

Senator Pia S. Cayetano on Wednesday moved to defer consideration of the budget next year of the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) at the continua...

Accepting donations for Yolanda victims

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13 November 2013

Salvar Samar: Accepting donations for ’Yolanda’ victims

The Office of Senator Pia S. Cayetano is coordinating relief efforts and accepting donations for the victims of super typhoon Yolanda.

The relief drive is part of a multi-sectoral effort, ‘Salvar S...

Protect OFWs’ rights amid Saudi crackdown

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6 November 2013

 

Sen. Pia: Protect OFWs’ rights amid Saudi visa crackdown

 

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today said the Philippine government must ensure that the rights of all undocumented Filipinos in Saudi Arabia are recognized and respected in the wake of the Saudi gov...

Sen.Pia: Support the ‘Girl Declaration’

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11 October 2013

International Day of the Girl Child
Sen.Pia urges support for the ‘Girl Declaration’

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today said the government should look into the situation of Filipino adolescent girls who are exposed to poverty and various forms of ab...

Girls can be drivers of positive change

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10 October 2013

Girls as drivers of change
Sen.Pia pushes for ‘girl empowerment’ on Int’l Day of the Girl Child

Senator Pia S. Cayetano is taking the cudgels for the country’s ten million adolescent girls, whom she describes as an ‘invisible sector’ ...

I did not authorize DAP funds for DOST -Sen.Pia

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October 8, 2013

I did not authorize DAP funds for DOST; P10 million was part of my amendments to 2012 budget
Statement of Senator Pia S. Cayetano
October 8, 2013

I am issuing this statement from Geneva where I am currently attending the 129th assembly of the Inter-P...

Respect rights of civilians caught in conflict

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24 September 2013

Respect rights of civilians caught in armed conflict

“The newest attack on a school and several villages by reported elements of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in Midsayap, North Cotabato on Monday is deplorable.

“Innocent civilians including public sc...