Sen.Pia open to amending GHW bill...

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News Release
March 14, 2014 

Sen. Pia open to ‘reasonable’ amendments to Graphic Health Warning bill 

Senator Pia S. Cayetano is willing to accommodate amendments to the Graphic Health Warning (GHW) bill that would ‘reasonably’ adjust the periods of compliance for cigarette manufacturers to place picture-based health warnings in the packaging of their products. 

Cayetano is the principal a...

AirAsia Zest asked to apologize for offensive ad...

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March 4, 2014

Sen.Pia to AirAsia Zest: Apologize for ‘anti-women’ radio ad

Senator Pia S. Cayetano on Monday called on an airline company to issue a public apology over a radio advertisement promoting its ticket sale, which she said contained derogatory remarks on women.

In a privilege speech marking the start of the Women’s Month of March, the senator took offense at the latest ra...

Medical care for persons with rare disease sought...

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27 February 2014


Under Sen. Pia’s bill, persons with rare disease to get better access to medical care


Senator Pia S. Cayetano is pushing for the passage of a bill that will mandate the government to assist persons with rare disease by increasing their access to medical treatment and drugs, and including them in the coverage of the Universal Heal...

Sen. Pia backs call to ‘share the road’...

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17 February 2014

Sen. Pia backs call to ‘share the road’

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today expressed her support to the initiative of citizens which is calling on the government to implement a road-sharing scheme and to promote sustainable modes of transportation.

The call to ‘share the road’ is being spearheaded by a group of students, bikers and environment advocates, including Ram...

Sen. Pia cited for hepa B, liver cancer advocacy...

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February 7, 2014


Sen. Pia cited for hepa B, liver cancer advocacy


Senator Pia S. Cayetano became the very first recipient of the ‘Jade Ribbon Award’ from the Stanford University-based Asian Liver Center, which recently recognized the senator’s leadership in enhancing government response and raising public awareness on liver cancer and hepatitis B in the Philip...

Sen.Pia hails junking of TRO vs RH conference...

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25 January 2014

Sen. Pia hails junking of TRO petition, hits brazen attempt by Pro-Life groups to stop int’l reproductive health conference

“I welcome the order of the Pasay City court that junked the petition for TRO (temporary restraining order) filed by some Catholic groups to stop the 7th Asia-Pacific Conference on Reproductive and Sexual Rights and Health (APCRSHR).

“I feel g...

Passage of Graphic Health Warning Bill seen...

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23 January 2014

Cigarette companies express support; Sen. Pia sees passage of Graphic Health Warning Bill

Senator Pia S. Cayetano is confident that the Senate will finally be able to pass the Graphic Health Warning (GHW) Bill in the 16th Congress after cigarette manufacturers expressed their support to the measure during Wednesday’s public hearing by the Senate Committee on Health and Demogra...

Amnesty for ‘Morong 43′ backed

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Statement of Sen. Pia S. Cayetano

“I have always been of the belief that the arrest of the ‘Morong 43′ was attended with irregularities and I am heartened to hear that President Aquino is reviewing this case and is open to granting amnesty.”

“Jurisprudence tells us that amnesty can be granted for polit...

Pia on RH Bill

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Senator Pia S. Cayetano is looking forward to bringing the controversial Reproductive Health (RH) bill to the Senate floor for plenary debates possibly by December.

The chairperson of the Senate Committee on Health and Demography said she intends to conduct one or two more hearings in order to weigh all the arguments both for and against ...

Whitewash feared in Maguindanao gang-rape case

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Senator Pia S. Cayetano today urged police authorities to speed up their investigation into the Maguindanao gang-rape case in order to apprehend the real violators of “Florence,” the volunteer-nurse who was gang-raped, maimed, and left for dead in a grassy area near the hospital she had been assigned to in South Upi, Maguindanao last Septemb...

Pro-life, Pro-choice invited to first RH Bill hearing

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The Philippine Senate will continue to hear important legislative measures during its two-and-a-half week break that began on Thursday.

Senator Pia S. Cayetano, Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Health and Demography, today announced that “it’s all systems go” for the chamber’s initial hearing on the Reproductive Health (RH) ...

Nurse rapists deserve to rot in jail

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Statement of Senator Pia S. Cayetano

“I strongly condemn the gang-rape of Florence, the 21-year old volunteer nurse in South Upi, Maguindanao. All the perpetrators must be arrested, made to face the law and suffer the consequences.”

“Regardless of who they are or who their connections are, they deserve no less than to rot...

Support urged for P-Noy stand on birth control

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Crossing party lines, opposition Senator Pia S. Cayetano today called on the people to rally support behind President Benigno Aquino III’s stand favoring the distribution of contraceptives to Filipino couples who request it.

“For standing by his Pro-Choice position despite mounting criticism and pressure from the Catholic Church, the ...

Don’t link P-Noy stand on contraceptives to US grant

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Senator Pia Cayetano today urged various sectors to keep an open mind about President Benigno Aquino’s statement favoring government’s promotion of contraceptives.

At the same time, the Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Health and Demography urged critics to refrain from linking the President’s stand to the $434 million grant r...