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...

Army and Navy Club developer went too far...

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Manila Army and Navy Club developer went too far, says Sen. Pia Cayetano

By Trisha Macas
Reposted from GMA News Online
11 September 2014

A reminder from senator Pia Cayetano, “Ang nais po sana nating mangyari sana, bawat galaw ng developer ...

Ice bucket dare not enough vs ALS, rare diseases...

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Ice bucket dare not enough vs ALS, other rare ailments
By Leila B. Salaverria
Reposted from the Philippine Daily Inquirer
11 September 2014

They need more than an ice bucket challenge.

Families of those afflicted with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other rare diseases on Wednesday app...

On ALS and rare diseases...

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On ‘ALS Ice Bucket Challenge’ and Rare Diseases
Privilege Speech
By Senator Pia S. Cayetano
03 September 2014

Mr. President, esteemed colleagues,

Social media has become a remarkable tool for spreading information and raising awareness. In the past few weeks, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has gone viral over social media to promote awareness and encourage donations to research on ALS, or amyo...

Speech on Desaparecidos...

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End the List!
Privilege Speech for the International Day of the Disappeared 2014

Senator Pia S. Cayetano
01 September 2014

Mr. President, esteemed colleagues,

The United Nations has declared August 30 as the International Day of the Disappeared. Today, I rise on a matter of personal and collective privilege to commemorate this day and remember those who should not be forgotten – victims of enf...

On the 100 millionth Filipino...

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On the 100 millionth Filipino
Privilege Speech
Senator Pia S. Cayetano
27 August 2014

Last month marked the birth of the one hundred millionth Filipino. The Philippines is now one of only twelve countries in the world with populations in excess of 100 million. [1]

Mr. President, it will be recalled that during the debates on the Reproductive Health Law, the relation between popu...

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...

Pia favors tighter restrictions on firecrackers sale, use

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Senator Pia S. Cayetano is open to proposals to further tighten government regulations on firecrackers, following reports that 844 people were injured by firecracker blasts during New Year revelries to welcome 2011, while 11 were reportedly hurt after ingesting firecrackers.

“I am very much in favor of further restricting the produc...

Pia: RH Bill hearings to push through in 2011

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Senator Pia S. Cayetano is determined to push through with more public hearings this year on the controversial Reproductive Health (RH) Bill even if the measure doesn’t figure in the priority legislative agenda of the current Senate leadership.

Cayetano, a member of the three-person minority bloc in the Upper Chamber, chairs the Senate ...

DOLE ruling on PAL flight attendants row lauded

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Senator Pia S. Cayetano today welcomed the decision issued by Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz to resolve the three-month-old assumption of jurisdiction (AJ) case involving the Flight Attendants and Stewardesses Association of the Philippines (FASAP) and the Philippine Airlines (PAL) management.

Cayetan...

Pia hails dropping of charges vs Morong 43

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Statement of Senator Pia S. Cayetano

“I welcome President Aquino’s announcement ordering the DOJ to withdraw the criminal charges filed against the Morong 43. It’s a fitting gesture from an enlightened administration, today being International Human Rights Day.

“The task at hand now is for the DOJ prosecutors ha...