New law to set up ‘virtual classrooms’...

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News Release
17 December 2014

Sen. Pia welcomes signing of Open Distance Learning Act
OFWs, PWDs, working students seeking further studies seen to benefit from ‘virtual classrooms’ across the country

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today welcomed the enactment of the Open Distance Learning Act (Republic Act 10650) – the third in a series of education reform measures passed by the Commit...

On National Children’s Day...

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On National Children’s Day
Sponsorship Speech

By Senator Pia S. Cayetano
Senate Plenary Session
09 December 2014

Mr. President, esteemed colleagues,

I rise today to sponsor Committee Report No. 88, which seeks to declare November 20 of every year as National Children’s Day and a special working holiday to coincide with Universal Children’s Day.

Currently, the Council...

Sen.Pia hails Vigan win in New7Wonders poll...

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News Release
09 December 2014

Sen. Pia: Vigan’s selection in New7Wonders Cities search affirms importance of heritage conservation

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today hailed the selection of Vigan City in the New7Wonders Cities search, saying its recognition among the most admired cities in the world should be a source of pride, not only for the Ilocano people, but for all Filipinos here and abroad.

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Iskolar ng Bayan to democratize access to SUCs...

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News Release
07 December 2014

‘Iskolar ng Bayan’ Act to democratize access to state universities
Sen. Pia: Newly signed law to offer scholarships to the top ten graduates of public high schools

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today said the top ten graduates of public high schools across the country would soon be eligible for scholarships to State Universities and Colleges (SUCs).

“Pover...

New education law to empower workers...

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News Release
06 December 2014

Ladderized Education Act to empower workers
New law allows ‘tech-voc’ graduates to earn units for an undergraduate degree

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today hailed the passage of the ‘Ladderized Education Act of 2014′ which she said seeks to empower workers by making tertiary education more accessible to them.

Cayetano said that under the n...

PSC hit for sad state of PH team sports...

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Philippine Sports Commission hit for sad state of PH team sports
By Leila B. Salaverria
Reposted from the Philippine Daily Inquirer
27 November 2014

The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) has come under fire in the Senate for allegedly failing to develop promising Filipino athletes and keepi...

DOH must explain if protocols were violated...

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Office of Senator Pia S. Cayetano
News Release
19 November 2014

How Sen. Pia would greet Sec. Garin at the Senate

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today said it is the responsibility of the officials of Department of Health (DoH) who recently paid a visit to the 133 Filipino peacekeepers under quarantine, to explain to the public whether their actions were aboveboard, or to clarify whether quarantine protocols...

Pia hails Pacquiao win over Mosley

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News Release
May 8, 2011

On Manny Pacquiao’s victory over Sugar Shane Mosley

Statement of Senator Pia S. Cayetano
Triathlete and Sports Enthusiast

“Manny Pacquiao is a true people’s champ. He draws inspiration from his people and the Filipino people draw inspiration from h...

‘Merci’s resignation will be good for our country’

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Statement of Senator Pia S. Cayetano
Member, Senate Minority

“Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez made the correct decision in finally resigning from office, after months of clinging to her position despite mounting questions about her credibility and criticisms against her performance.

“In the end, her resign...

Pia: ‘We are not a Church State’

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Senator Pia S. Cayetano on Reproductive Health (RH) Bill / Chairperson, Senate Committee on health and Demography / Senate Committee on Youth, Women and Family Relations / Transcript of Interview, Philippine Senate

Q: Si Archbishop [Jose] Palma ng Cebu said na ‘terorista’ raw po yung mga pro-RH, like you, any reaction...

Pia lauds P-Noy stand on RH Bill

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Senator Pia S. Cayetano today threw her support behind President Benigno Aquino III’s stand favoring reproductive health legislation, even as she expressed renewed hope that the measure will be finally passed into law under his administration.

“I laud P-Noy for having the conviction and courage required of a true leader to support a m...

Pia backs DILG vs local anti-RH ordinances

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“While it is true that Local Government Units (LGUs) were granted greater autonomy under the Local Government Code, this should not be misinterpreted or expanded to include the power to issue ordinances that would contradict the Constitution or any existing national laws. Such is the case in the anti-RH ordinances passed by the Barangay Ayala ...

Senate to review laws on children’s rights

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“The Committee on Youth, Women and Family Relations will review existing laws to ensure that the rights of the child are observed and protected. There are specific laws that guarantee the rights of the child. These include landmark laws like RA 7610 and RA 9262. Still, Congress must make sure our laws are applicable to various circumstance...

Pia: Senate trash reduced by 50% due to proper waste management

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“I am proud to report that the Philippine Senate has been able to reduce by as much as 50% the volume of garbage it generates following its successful implementation of a solid waste management program,” Senator Pia S. Cayetano reported today.

Cayetano had pushed for the establishment of a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) and the imp...