DOH must explain if protocols were violated...

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Office of Senator Pia S. Cayetano
News Release
19 November 2014

How Sen. Pia would greet Sec. Garin at the Senate

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today said it is the responsibility of the officials of Department of Health (DoH) who recently paid a visit to the 133 Filipino peacekeepers under quarantine, to explain to the public whether their actions were aboveboard, or to clarify whether quarantine protocols...

Rizal Shrine one of world’s threatened sites...

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Privilege Speech

Rizal Monument now one of world’s threatened heritage sites
by Senator Pia S. Cayetano

Chairperson, Senate Committee on Education, Arts and Culture
Philippine Senate Plenary Session
18 November 2014

Mr. President, esteemed colleagues, last week I attended the ICOMOS 18th General Assembly. ICOMOS is the International Council on Monuments and Sites. It is an advisory organ...

Sen.Flavier laid the foundation for RH, GHW laws...

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Eulogy of Senator Pia Cayetano for the late Senator Juan Flavier
Philippine Senate
17 November 2014

My story starts in 2004 when I began my term as a senator. I sat in front as I still do now between the Majority Floor Leader and Senate President Pro Tempore. The SP Pro Tempore then was the honorable Sen. Juan Flavier, but our families’ friendship goes back to when dad and Sen. Flavier, “Tito Johnny” t...

Rizal shrine case elevated to int’l body...

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News Release
10 November 2014

Sen. Pia elevates Rizal Monument desecration case to international body

Senator Pia S. Cayetano has elevated the issue of the desecration of the Rizal Monument before an international body tasked to identify and protect heritage sites around the world.

The senator is attending the 18th general assembly of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) b...

Sen.Pia bats for ‘culture of preparedness...

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Statement
8 November 2014

Preparedness and resilience:
Our armor against disasters, climate change

Statement of Sen. Pia S. Cayetano
On first year since supertyphoon ‘Yolanda’

“It has been one year since supertyphoon ‘Yolanda’ wreaked havoc on central Philippines, leaving thousands dead and even more struggling to pick up the pieces in the aftermath....

Sen. Pia backs mental health bill...

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Sen. Pia Cayetano vows to file mental health bill
By Trisha Macas
Reposted from GMA News Online
30 October 2014

Senator Pia Cayetano told the attendees of the Second Healthy Mind Summit in Taguig City on Wednesday that she would be “honored” to file the Ment...

NHCP can stop Torre construction...

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News Release
30 October 2014

Sen. Pia: NHCP can issue cease order vs. Torre de Manila

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today threw her support behind the parallel inquiry being conducted by the House of Representatives on the construction of the controversial Torre de Manila high-rise condominium across Rizal Park in Manila.

“I am pleased that the House of Representatives has started its own hearings o...

Senate to review laws on children’s rights

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“The Committee on Youth, Women and Family Relations will review existing laws to ensure that the rights of the child are observed and protected. There are specific laws that guarantee the rights of the child. These include landmark laws like RA 7610 and RA 9262. Still, Congress must make sure our laws are applicable to various circumstance...

Pia: Senate trash reduced by 50% due to proper waste management

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“I am proud to report that the Philippine Senate has been able to reduce by as much as 50% the volume of garbage it generates following its successful implementation of a solid waste management program,” Senator Pia S. Cayetano reported today.

Cayetano had pushed for the establishment of a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) and the imp...

‘TV shows should be mindful of children’s rights’

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Senator Pia S. Cayetano today weighed in on the controversy created by the March 12 episode of ‘Willing Willie’ on TV5 during which a six-year-old boy, known only as ‘Jan-Jan,’ was made to gyrate like a macho dancer during one of the show’s segments.

“It is very disturbing that this incident took place,...

Pia: On the execution of 3 Filipinos in China

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Statement of Senator Pia S. Cayetano
Chairperson, Senate Committee on Youth, Women and Family Relations

“As a nation, we grieve for the loss of our kababayans who were executed in China today. But along with our sympathies to their families and loved ones, we must also look into the circumstances ...

Pia on hoax text messages: ‘When in doubt, don’t spread it!’

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Senator Pia S. Cayetano today advised the public not to panic over hoax text messages that started circulating this week spreading rumors that deadly radiation from earthquake-stricken nuclear plants in Japan had already reached Philippine territory and is directly threatening the health and safety of Filipinos.

“People should remain ca...

Brgy. Ayala Alabang ordinance questioned

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Reacting to Ordinance No.1 of Barangay Ayala Alabang in Muntinlupa City, Senator Pia Cayetano said members of the village council should have first consulted the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) before passing the controversial ordinance which seeks to regulate the sale, promotion and purchase of contraceptives within the barangay’s jurisid...

Donaire TKO win hailed

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Statement of Senator Pia S. Cayetano

“I congratulate Nonito ‘The Filipino Flash’ Donaire Jr. for his impressive win via technical knockout (TKO) over Fernando Montiel, knocking down the Mexican champion in the second round of their 12-round duel and snaring the WBC and WBO bantamweight crown.

“Nonito showed ...