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...

Pia welcomes Pope’s statement on condom use

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“It is with a huge sigh of relief that I welcome the statements of the Pope and his acknowledgment that condom use may be justified to help stop the spread of AIDS. This should have a significant impact on the Philippine government’s own campaign to address rising cases of HIV/AIDS in the country.”

Thus said Senator Pia S. Cayetano,...

Pia hails Supreme Court’s first ‘Writ of Kalikasan’

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Senator Pia S. Cayetano today lauded the Supreme Court for issuing its very first ‘Writ of Kalikasan’ and temporary environmental protection order (Tepo) to address the environmental hazards caused by the massive oil pipeline leak in Makati City.

Cayetano, Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Health and Demography, said the landmark...

Killing of top botanist deplored

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Senator Pia S. Cayetano today expressed sadness and condemnation over the death of one of the country’s top Filipino botanists who was reportedly killed while doing field research on a Leyte mountain during an alleged crossfire between soldiers and communist rebels last Monday.

Cayetano said the death of Leonardo Co, a University of the...

Pia backs UP law professors facing SC sanctions

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Senator Pia S. Cayetano today threw her support solidly behind the 37 professors of the University of the Philippines (UP) College of Law who have been threatened with sanctions by the Supreme Court (SC) after they called for the resignation of a member of the high court over charges of plagiarism.

“In the seventies and eighties, it was...

Address issue of comfort women

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Senator Pia S. Cayetano today called on the Aquino administration to support the cause of Filipino ‘comfort women’ who were used as sex slaves by the Japanese Imperial Army at the height of World War II.

The lady senator made the appeal following reports that President Benigno Aquino III is planning to ask Congress to appropriate fund...

Senate passes bill on mandatory Hepa-B shots

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The Philippine Senate has passed on third reading a measure that will expand the government’s national immunization program to include mandatory Hepatitis B vaccination of all infants within 24 hours from birth.

Principally authored by Senator Pia S. Cayetano, Senate Bill No.138, “An Act Requiring Immunization Services Against Hep...

Reported prostitution of women inmates must be investigated

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Senator Pia S. Cayetano today said the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) must seriously look into allegations that women inmates are being forced into prostitution by no less than prison personnel at the Sorsogon Provincial Jail.

Cayetano made the call following news repor...