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...

Thank you, ‘Doc Quasi’ Romualdez...

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Sponsorship Speech
Senate Resolution No.927

Commemorating former Health Secretary
Alberto ‘Doc Quasi’ G. Romualdez for his legacy in health
reform and invaluable contributions to the health sector

Senator Pia S. Cayetano
27 October 2014

Mr. President, esteemed colleagues,

I rise today to sponsor Senate Resolution No. 927, commemorating former health secre...

Sen. Pia takes cudgels for world’s domestic ...

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News Release
17 October 2014

Sen. Pia’s appeal to world’s parliaments: Adopt UN, ILO conventions on domestic workers’ rights

Senator Pia S. Cayetano has appealed to leaders and members of parliaments from 164 countries to take a bold step towards protecting the world’s domestic workers, a great majority of whom are women, by adopting international instruments which guarantee their basic rights and t...

Protect migrant workers’ rights...

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ON ACHIEVING GENDER EQUALITY, ENDING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
Philippine Statement On The General Debate

By Senator Pia S. Cayetano
Delivered before the 131st Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)
General Assembly, Geneva
15 October 2014

Mr. President, Distinguished Delegates, Friends, Ladies and Gentlemen,

Despite the many strides we have made through these year...

Review pension provision of expanded seniors law...

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News Release
8 October 2014

Sen. Pia wants pension provision of Expanded Senior Citizens Act reviewed

Why are indigent senior citizens under the age of 77 being deprived of the P500 monthly pension which they are supposed to receive under the Expanded Senior Citizens Act of 2010 or Republic Act 9994?

This is the question that Senator Pia S. Cayetano wants answered in a resolution (Philippine Senate R...

Pay hike for public school teachers long overdue...

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News Release
06 October 2014

Last pay hike for mentors was in 2009 – Sen. Pia

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today said an increase in the salaries of the country’s 520,000 public school teachers is long overdue, noting that the last pay adjustment for our educators was implemented five years ago in 2009.

“We always say that the youth is our country’s hope, but who is preparing our youth for th...

On rape and degrading portrayals of women...

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Statement of Senator Pia S. Cayetano
On ‘Naked Truth’ fashion show and rape statement shirt
23 September 2014

“I wish to express my thoughts on two disturbing online photographs depicting women in a degrading manner that were recently brought to my attention by our friends from social media.

“The first is from the ‘The Naked Truth’ denim and underwear fashion show sponsored...

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 ...

On Malacañang’s de-prioritization of the RH Bill

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

“Malacañang’s de-prioritization withdrawing the Reproductive Health (RH) Bill from its priority legislative agenda is very disappointing and disturbing. At the minimum, it indi...

On the slaying of Dr. Gerry Ortega

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Statement of Senator Pia S. Cayetano

“I join the people of Palawan in mourning the death of Dr. Gerry Ortega and demanding swift justice for his senseless and brutal death.”

“Dr. Ortega is a personal friend whom I’ve known since my college days. He is a family man, a dedicated environmentalist and a committed public servant...

Pia calls on PNP: Go after ‘bike-jackers,’ too

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Senator Pia S. Cayetano on Sunday called on the Aquino administration and the Philippine National Police (PNP) to look into alarming cases of robberies and ‘bike-jacking’ that victimize bikers following reports of such incidents taking place in southern Metro Manila in recent weeks.

Cayetano said greater police visibility will help di...

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...