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...

Coming soon: A ‘breastfeeding-friendly’...

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News Release
10 August 2014

Sen.Pia: Senate to become a ‘breastfeeding-friendly’ workplace

The Senate will soon become a ‘breastfeeding-friendly’ government establishment with the launching of its very own breastfeeding room on Monday (August 11) for the exclusive use of nursing female members of the senators’ staff and the Senate secretariat.

The room which was put up at the extension wing...

Preserve our national heritage sites!...

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News Release
07 August 2014

Sen.Pia files resolution to look into ‘Torre de Manila’ controversy

Senator Pia S. Cayetano has filed a resolution asking the Senate to look into the raging debate surrounding the construction of a 46-storey condominium building across the Rizal Park in Manila, which heritage advocates warn would destroy the sightline to the country’s most iconic and recognizable hist...

Senate to look into ‘Torre de Manila’ ...

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Sen.Pia revisits Manila condo controversy
By Leila B. Salaverria
Reposted from the Philippine Daily Inquirer
August 6, 2014

MANILA, Philippines – Sen. Pia Cayetano wants the Senate to look into the ongoing construction of a condominium project in Manila which critics said would ruin the sightline of the Rizal Monu...

DOLE ruling on PAL flight attendants row lauded

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Senator Pia S. Cayetano today welcomed the decision issued by Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz to resolve the three-month-old assumption of jurisdiction (AJ) case involving the Flight Attendants and Stewardesses Association of the Philippines (FASAP) and the Philippine Airlines (PAL) management.

Cayetan...

Pia hails dropping of charges vs Morong 43

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Statement of Senator Pia S. Cayetano

“I welcome President Aquino’s announcement ordering the DOJ to withdraw the criminal charges filed against the Morong 43. It’s a fitting gesture from an enlightened administration, today being International Human Rights Day.

“The task at hand now is for the DOJ prosecutors ha...

Pia commends the ‘Filipino Flash’

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Senator Pia S. Cayetano has filed a resolution commending Nonito “The Flash” Donaire Jr. who won the World Boxing Association (WBA) Bantamweight Crown in convincing fashion after knocking out Wladimir Sidorenko of Ukraine in the fourth round last Saturday in their duel at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.

Cayetano filed Senate ...

Additional funding for gov’t hospitals pushed

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Senator Pia S. Cayetano continues to push for an increase in the funding allotment for government hospitals which were substantially reduced under the proposed P1.645-trillion national government budget for next year.

Cayetano, Chair of the Senate Committee on Health and Demography, earlier voted ‘No’ to the chamber’s version of the...

2011 budget hit for ‘scrimping’ on basic services

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Senator Pia S. Cayetano today slammed the proposed P1.645-trillion national budget that was passed by the Senate Wednesday night, saying the skewed priorities of the very first general appropriations bill under the Aquino administration may not sit well with the rest of the Filipino people.

“It is unfortunate that the very first bud...

Pia raises alarm on growing cases of Pinoy ‘drug mules’

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Senator Pia S. Cayetano is calling on the Senate to investigate the alarming increase in the number of cases of Filipinos being victimized by international drug syndicates and used as ‘drug mules,’ most of them women.

In a privilege speech delivered on Wednesday, Cayetano said 630 Filipinos are currently detained in prisons facing dru...

26 women victims of violence every day in PH

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Senator Pia S. Cayetano will lead the unveiling of a photo exhibit in the Senate today to call attention to rising incidents of violence being committed against women, even as she pressed on the government to ensure more stringent measures to protect women from all forms of gender violence.

Cayetano, Chairperson of the Senate Committee on...