Senate approves Nat’l Vision Screening Act...

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News Release
May 30, 2016

Senate approves Nat’l Vision Screening Act

Senators have passed on third and final reading on Monday Senate Bill No. (SBN) 2948 establishing a National Vision Screening Program (NVSP) for public school children.

Authored and sponsored by Sen. Pia S. Cayetano, SBN 2948 seeks early detection of visual problems among kindergarten pupils which the senator said often go undetec...

Bill establishing science high school in Antipolo ...

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News Release
May 30, 2015

Bill establishing science high school in Antipolo OK’d

A national science and technology high school will soon rise at the heart of Rizal province after senators approved on Monday House Bill 4366, which seeks to establish the Antipolo City National Science and Technology High School.

Passed on third and final reading, HB 4366 was sponsored in the Senate by Senator Pia S....

Granting citizenship to Hans-Peter Smit...

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An Act Granting Philippine Citizenship to Hans-Peter Smit
Sponsorship Speech
By Senator Pia S. Cayetano
May 30, 2016

Mr. President, esteemed colleagues,

I am pleased to rise before you today to sponsor Senate Bill No. 2711, granting Philippine citizenship to Hans-Peter Smit.

Mr. Smit, or Coach Hans, as he is commonly known, is an Indonesian citizen. He has been a resident of the Philippin...

5 bills sponsored by Sen.Pia hurdles Senate...

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News Release
May 25, 2016

Senate passes five bills sponsored by Sen.Pia

Five bills that were sponsored by Senator Pia S. Cayetano have hurdled third and final reading approval by the Senate on Monday’s session.

The measures, consisting of two landmark national bills and three covering education, could also be signed into laws soon before the 16th Congress adjourns on June 30.

Among th...

Senate passes anti-age discrimination bill...

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Senate PRIB / Press Release
May 23, 2016

Anti-age discrimination bill passed on final reading

The Senate today passed on third and final reading a bill which seeks to prohibit age discrimination in the workplace.

The bill is among the pending legislation passed by the Senate before both houses of Congress will convene as the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC) to canvass the votes for the presi...

Bill requiring first aid training approved...

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Senate PRIB / Press Release
May 23, 2016

Senate OKs first aid trainings for elementary, HS students

The Senate today approved on third and final reading a bill seeking to require all elementary and high school students to be trained in first-aid lessons.

The bill is among the pending legislation passed by the Senate before both houses of Congress will convene as the National Board of Canvassers...

Senate OKs bill on Filipino Muslim studies...

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Senate PRIB / Press Release
May 23, 2016

Bill seeks to include Fil-Muslim and Indigenous Peoples history in school curriculum

The Senate today passed on third and final reading a bill seeking to include Filipino-Muslim and Indigenous Peoples history, culture and identity in the curriculum of Philippine History for basic and higher education.

The bill is among the pending legislation passed by t...

On Cha-cha: Minority not informed, consulted

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News Release
30 September 2011

Pia on Senate leadership’s Cha-cha agenda: ‘Minority was not informed, consulted’

Transcript of interview with Senator Pia S. Cayetano
Member, Senate Minority
Recto Room, Philippine Senate

Q: Your reaction on the new Charter ...

Quotable quotes from the RH debates

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RH debate quotable quotes

Memorable – and forgettable – lines from the Senate RH bill debates (September 28, 2011)

•On gender roles

Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile:

“In the coconut farm areas, I have yet to see a woman climbing a cocon...

RH debate highlights: Sept.28

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RH debate highlights: Sept.28

“Is there gender discrimination in Philippine society?”

Debate between RH bill sponsor Sen. Pia Cayetano & Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile
Senate plenary interpellations on Senate Bill No.2865
28 September 2011

Note from the Web A...

Palace downplaying prostitution, sex tourism issue

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News Release
25 September 2011

Pia: Palace downplaying issue of prostitution and sex tourism in PH

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today took to task Malacanang and newly appointed tourism secretary Ramon Jimenez for downplaying the remarks made recently by United States ambassador to the Philippines, Harry Tho...

Pia: ‘Child support a neglected issue’

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News Release
20 September 2011

Pia laments: ‘Child support is a neglected issue’
Transcript of interview with Senator Pia S. Cayetano
Chairperson, Senate Committee on Youth, Women and Family Relations
Topic: Proposed Child Support Bills
Philippine Senate, 20 September 2011

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Sen. Lapid urged: Be a women’s champion!

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News Release
20 September 2011

Pia’s shoutout to Sen. Lapid: ‘Join us, be a champion of women’s causes!’
Transcript of interview with Senator Pia S. Cayetano
Sponsor, SBN 2865, ‘Reproductive Health Act of 2011’
Chairperson, Committee on Health and Demography
Topic: Sen. Lito Lapid...

‘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...