Senate approves local school bills...

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News Release
Senate-PRIB
02 February 2016

Senate proposes establishment, separation, renaming, conversion of schools

The Senate today approved on third and final reading several bills seeking the establishment, separation, renaming and conversion of a total of 41 public schools nationwide.

Sen. Pia Cayetano, chairperson of the Committee on Education, Arts and Culture, said the establishment of ...

Senate OKs 100 Days Maternity Leave Bill...

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News Release
18 January 2016
By Olive Caunan/Senate PRIB

Senate approves bill increasing maternity leave to 100 days

The Senate has approved on third and final reading a bill seeking to increase maternity leave for female employees in the public and private sectors to 100 days regardless of the mode of delivery.

Currently, our laws provide for 60 days of maternity leave for government employees...

P1-B RH budget cut a horrible precedent...

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NEWS RELEASE

Transcript of interview with Sen. Pia S. Cayetano
(Highlights)

Topic: On the P1-B RH budget cut
Where: Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Date: 14 January 2016

Sen. Pia S. Cayetano (SPSC): Good morning. It’s very important that I raise this issue because the public should know that we, as legislators, cannot do our job well when we do not have the ...

Rejoinder on the P1-B RH budget cut...

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News Release
11 January 2016


Naglolokohan tayo dito!
Rejoinder on the P1-B cut in the RH budget
Statement of Senator Pia S. Cayetano
Principal Sponsor, Reproductive health Act

After looking into relevant documents, our office confirms the P1-billion cut in the DOH’s procurement of commodities under family health and responsible parenting. This was not the third reading version we ...

On the P1-B RH budget cut...

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News Release
07 January 2016

Statement of Senator Pia S. Cayetano
Principal Sponsor, Reproductive Health (RH) Act

“As the principal sponsor of the RH law, I am shocked that the RH budget was slashed by P1 billion. At every stage of the 2016 budget process, I had asked for details. This was work in progress and the detailed amendments were not readily available. Thus, we work on a basis of trust R...

Protect children during emergencies...

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Children’s Emergency Relief and Protection Act
Committee Report No. 338

Sponsorship Speech
By Senator Pia S. Cayetano
15 December 2015

Mr. President, esteemed colleagues,

Our Constitution mandates the State to defend the right of children to assistance, including proper care and nutrition, and special protection from all forms of neglect, abuse, cruelty, exploitation, and other...

Senate passes the Rare Disease Bill...

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News Release
14 December 2015
By Senate PRIB

Senate passes the Rare Disease Bill

The Senate today approved on third and final reading a bill that seeks to include the treatment of rare diseases in the health benefit package of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation.

Sen. Pia Cayetano, sponsor of Senate Bill No. 2990 or the Rare Disease Act, said the measure also seeks the inclusion...

‘Child Support Act,’ isinusulong

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News Release
20 Setyembre 2011

Panukalang nagpaparusa sa mga magulang na umiiwas magbigay ng sustento sa inabandonang anak, isinusulong ng 3 babaeng senador

Babala sa mga pabayang magulang, ama man o ina, na ayaw magbigay ng ‘child support’ o suportang pinansyal sa kanilang mga inabandonang anak: Isinusul...

Pia welcomes order vs. nurse OJT for a fee

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News Release
17 September 2011

Pia welcomes DOH order stopping nursing volunteer schemes for a fee, but says directive should be expanded to cover private & other gov’t hospitals

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today welcomed a memorandum recently issued by the Department of Health (DOH) ordering a stop to all...

Challenge to solons: Take a stand on RH Bill

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News Release
15 September 2011

Pia to fellow legislators: ‘Be a man, be a woman and vote for or against the RH Bill’

Transcript of interview with Sen. Pia S. Cayetano
RH as HR: A Forum on Senate Bill No.2865
Malcolm Theater, UP College of Law, UP Diliman, Quezon City

Q:...

RH Bill to strengthen law vs abortion

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News Release
12 September 2011

‘RH Bill to strengthen law vs abortion’
Transcript of interview with Sen. Pia S. Cayetano
Senate Plenary (Excerpts)

Topic: RH Bill’s Section 3 (Guiding Principles), Paragraph (j) mandating the government to ensure care for women with post-abortion complication...

RH Bill won’t legalize abortion

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News Release
September 11, 2011

Pia says RH Bill won’t open ‘back road’ for legalized abortion, explains provision on ‘post-abortive care’

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today said that the Reproductive Health (RH) Bill will not lead to the legalization of abortion, nor serve as a ‘back road’ for legal...

Character assassination vs RH backers fizzles out

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News Release
9 September 2011

Pia: Shooting down the RH Bill using ‘character assassination by association’ won’t work in the Senate

Character assassination by association is one of the tactics being employed by critics of the Reproductive Health (RH) Bill to demonize the measure and unfairly portray ce...

Senate approves ‘Foster Care Act’

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Senate Public Relations and Information Bureau (PRIB)
Press Release
September 5, 2011

Senate approves ‘Foster Care Act’

The Senate unanimously approved on third and final reading today a bill that seeks to institutionalize foster care as a primary child care program for abused, abandoned and neglect...