World health leaders hail PH for passing RH Law...

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28 May 2015

Philippines hailed by global health leaders for RH Law passage

An assembly of global health leaders has recognized the Philippines for passing a landmark law that would increase people’s access to family planning and reproductive health services.

The Philippines, together with Uruguay and Senegal, were chosen as this year’s recipients of the Resolve Awards in ceremonies l...

Sen.Pia slams ‘whimsical’ MMDA order...

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19 May 2015

Senator Pia slams MMDA for ‘whimsical’ memorandum circular restricting running events on Roxas Boulevard

Senator Pia S. Cayetano has called on the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) to suspend the implementation of its controversial memorandum circular which she said would “arbitrarily restrict” the staging of running events along Roxas Boulevard.

The s...

Sen.Pia wants burning e-jeep incident probed...

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17 May 2015

Citing public safety, Sen.Pia calls on DOTC, LTFRB to probe burning e-jeep incident

“What now, LTFRB?”

Thus asked Senator Pia S. Cayetano, as she called on the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) and the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) to investigate what caused a passenger electric jeepney (e-jeep) to catch fire and burn do...

Partnership to build sports complex in UP hailed...

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13 May 2015

Sen.Pia hails partnership to develop world-class sports complex in UP Diliman

“Finally, a modern football field for the Iskolar ng Bayan.”

Thus said Senator Pia S. Cayetano, as she hailed efforts to build a world-class football field and track oval inside the University of the Philippines (UP) campus in Diliman, Quezon City.

Through the initiative of Cayetano, t...

Sen.Pia: Job fairs on Labor Day are okay, but.....

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01 May 2015

Labor Day: Sen.Pia renews call for passage of the Anti-Age Discrimination in Employment Act

Job fairs organized by government agencies and private firms have become staple activities every year on Labor Day. But how many jobseekers above thirty years old actually get hired in these fairs?

Thus asked Senator Pia S. Cayetano, as she reiterated her call for an end to age discrim...

Legalizing divorce: Is Congress ready?...

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24 March 2015

On maternity leave bill, divorce in PHL, and prospects for K to 12 program
Transcript of Interview with Senator Pia S. Cayetano
Chairperson, Senate Committee on Women, Family Relations and Gender Equality
Senate Committee on Education, Arts and Culture

Q: What is the status of the bill?

This is the first hearing we’ve had on maternity be...

Empowered Women: Raising the Bar...

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Empowered Women: Raising the Bar
By Senator Pia S. Cayetano
Chair, Senate Committee on Women, Family Relations and Gender Equality
Sponsorship speech on PSR No.1237
March 16, 2015

Mr. President, esteemed colleagues,

Last week, I delivered a privilege speech welcoming the start of Women’s Month and issuing a call for greater representation of women, especially in leadership roles...

Pia hails PH Dragon Boat Team

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August 6, 2011

Pia hails PH Dragon Boat Team

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today hailed the Philippine Dragon Boat Team for bagging three golds and one silver medal at the International Dragon Boat Federation (IDBF) 10th World Championships in Tampa Bay, Florida.

“They may lack funds, but not ...

SET ready to rule on Koko’s poll protest

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5 August 2011

Pia: ‘SET ready to rule on Koko’s poll protest’

Statement of Sen. Pia S. Cayetano
Member, Senate Electoral Tribunal

“With the withdrawal of Sen. Miguel Zubiri of his counter-protest, the Senate Electoral Tribunal (SET) can now proceed to rule on ...

RH Bill debates to start next week

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31 July 2011

Senate to start RH Bill debates next week
RH bill sponsor looks forward to intelligent, focused debates

Senator Pia S. Cayetano said the much-anticipated plenary debates on the Senate version of the Reproductive Health (RH) bill are ready to commence next week at the Upper Cham...

Encourage breastfeeding in evacuation centers

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30 July 2011

Pia: Breastfeeding should be encouraged, supported in evacuation centers

With the onset of the typhoon season and as the country marks ‘Breastfeeding Month’ this August, Senator Pia S. Cayetano renewed her call for local government units and relief workers to be mindful of the pa...

Campaign vs Hepa-B backed

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27 July 2011

Pia supports campaign vs Hepa-B

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today threw her full support behind efforts to raise awareness and take action on Hepatitis B, a deadly viral disease of the liver that currently stalks about 16 million Filipinos, even as countries around the globe mark T...

Sen. Pia leads read-along for kids

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15 July 2011

Sen. Pia leads read-along for poor kids of Taguig

Children should be encouraged to learn to read at an early age to prepare them for school and to open their minds to fresh ideas and help develop creative thinking in them.

With this objective in mind, Senator Pia Cayetano led...

‘Let’s Read!’ in Taguig City

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13 July 2011

Senator Pia leads ‘Let’s Read!’
Book donation and reading activity for young kids in Taguig

Stressing the importance of promoting the habit of reading among children, especially in poor communities in the metropolis, Senator Pia S. Cayetano will lead a book donation a...