Sen. Pia takes cudgels for world’s domestic ...

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News Release
17 October 2014

Sen. Pia’s appeal to world’s parliaments: Adopt UN, ILO conventions on domestic workers’ rights

Senator Pia S. Cayetano has appealed to leaders and members of parliaments from 164 countries to take a bold step towards protecting the world’s domestic workers, a great majority of whom are women, by adopting international instruments which guarantee their basic rights and t...

Protect migrant workers’ rights...

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Philippine Statement On The General Debate

By Senator Pia S. Cayetano
Delivered before the 131st Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)
General Assembly, Geneva
15 October 2014

Mr. President, Distinguished Delegates, Friends, Ladies and Gentlemen,

Despite the many strides we have made through these year...

Review pension provision of expanded seniors law...

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News Release
8 October 2014

Sen. Pia wants pension provision of Expanded Senior Citizens Act reviewed

Why are indigent senior citizens under the age of 77 being deprived of the P500 monthly pension which they are supposed to receive under the Expanded Senior Citizens Act of 2010 or Republic Act 9994?

This is the question that Senator Pia S. Cayetano wants answered in a resolution (Philippine Senate R...

Pay hike for public school teachers long overdue...

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News Release
06 October 2014

Last pay hike for mentors was in 2009 – Sen. Pia

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today said an increase in the salaries of the country’s 520,000 public school teachers is long overdue, noting that the last pay adjustment for our educators was implemented five years ago in 2009.

“We always say that the youth is our country’s hope, but who is preparing our youth for th...

On rape and degrading portrayals of women...

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Statement of Senator Pia S. Cayetano
On ‘Naked Truth’ fashion show and rape statement shirt
23 September 2014

“I wish to express my thoughts on two disturbing online photographs depicting women in a degrading manner that were recently brought to my attention by our friends from social media.

“The first is from the ‘The Naked Truth’ denim and underwear fashion show sponsored...

On the mobbing of Sec.Abad...

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News Release
20 September 2014

Statement of Senator Pia S. Cayetano
Chairperson, Senate Committee on Education, Arts and Culture

“As a member of the University of the Philippines Board of Regents and an alumna of the UP School of Economics (UPSE), I join the UPSE faculty in expressing my extreme disappointment over the conduct of the group of students that mobbed Budget Secretary Butch Abad last...

To DMCI: Don’t insult our intelligence!...

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News Release
17 September 2014

Sen. Pia to DMCI: Don’t insult our intelligence!

Statement on DMCI’s claim that the ‘Pambansang Photobomber’ pictures were Photoshopped for propaganda

“It is unfortunate that instead of answering the issues head on, DMCI has chosen to trivialize mounting public protests against Torre de Manila by claiming that all photographs showing its condo to...

Donaire TKO win hailed

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Statement of Senator Pia S. Cayetano

“I congratulate Nonito ‘The Filipino Flash’ Donaire Jr. for his impressive win via technical knockout (TKO) over Fernando Montiel, knocking down the Mexican champion in the second round of their 12-round duel and snaring the WBC and WBO bantamweight crown.

“Nonito showed ...

On Malacañang’s de-prioritization of the RH Bill

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Statement of Sen. Pia S. Cayetano
Chairperson, Senate Committee on Health and Demography and
Senate Committee on Youth, Women and Family Relations

“Malacañang’s de-prioritization withdrawing the Reproductive Health (RH) Bill from its priority legislative agenda is very disappointing and disturbing. At the minimum, it indi...

On the slaying of Dr. Gerry Ortega

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Statement of Senator Pia S. Cayetano

“I join the people of Palawan in mourning the death of Dr. Gerry Ortega and demanding swift justice for his senseless and brutal death.”

“Dr. Ortega is a personal friend whom I’ve known since my college days. He is a family man, a dedicated environmentalist and a committed public servant...

Pia calls on PNP: Go after ‘bike-jackers,’ too

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Senator Pia S. Cayetano on Sunday called on the Aquino administration and the Philippine National Police (PNP) to look into alarming cases of robberies and ‘bike-jacking’ that victimize bikers following reports of such incidents taking place in southern Metro Manila in recent weeks.

Cayetano said greater police visibility will help di...

Pia leads 10th ‘Bike for Hope’-Palawan

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70-km. bike ride to promote health and environmental awareness

Senator Pia S. Cayetano will lead around 200 bikers from Puerto Princesa City to the municipality of Aborlan in the province of Palawan on Saturday, January 29, to promote healthy living, women empowerment and care for the environment at the 10th staging of ‘Bike for Hope....

On Responsible Parenthood Bill

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Statement of Senator Pia S. Cayetano

“As Chair of the Senate Health Committee hearing the Reproductive Health (RH) Bill, I look forward to receiving an official copy of the Palace’s version of the measure, the Responsible Parenthood (RP) Bill, which we could consider in our ongoing deliberations.

“This is certainly a posi...

Health committee to probe reported exploitation of ‘OJT’ nurses

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Senator Pia S. Cayetano will lead the Senate’s very first committee hearing of the New Year on Tuesday, January 11, 2011.

The Senate Committee on Health and Demography, chaired by Cayetano, will lead a joint meeting together with the committees on finance, labor, employment and human resources development on pressing issues concerning t...