Legalizing divorce: Is Congress ready?...

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News Release
24 March 2015

On maternity leave bill, divorce in PHL, and prospects for K to 12 program
Transcript of Interview with Senator Pia S. Cayetano
Chairperson, Senate Committee on Women, Family Relations and Gender Equality
Senate Committee on Education, Arts and Culture

Q: What is the status of the bill?

This is the first hearing we’ve had on maternity be...

Empowered Women: Raising the Bar...

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Empowered Women: Raising the Bar
By Senator Pia S. Cayetano
Chair, Senate Committee on Women, Family Relations and Gender Equality
Sponsorship speech on PSR No.1237
March 16, 2015

Mr. President, esteemed colleagues,

Last week, I delivered a privilege speech welcoming the start of Women’s Month and issuing a call for greater representation of women, especially in leadership roles...

Women achievers to be feted at the Senate...

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News Release
March 15, 2015

Senate to recognize women achievers

Senator Pia S. Cayetano will lead the recognition of several outstanding Filipino women coming from various fields at the Philippine Senate on Monday as part of the chamber’s Women’s Month celebrations.

The women achievers will be feted at the Senate session and their achievements featured in an exhibit entitled, ‘Empowered Women: ...

Give women an equal chance to lead...

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‘Juana, Desisyon Mo ay Mahalaga’
Privilege Speech for Women’s Month

Senator Pia S. Cayetano
Chair, Senate Committee on Women, Family Relations and Gender Equality
March 9, 2015

Mr. President, esteemed colleagues,

I rise today on a matter of personal and collective privilege to welcome the start of Women’s Month, which has been celebrated throughout the month of March since 1988. O...

Bigger women representation in gov’t pushed...

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News Release
March 6, 2015

Sen.Pia bats for more women participation in local politics in 2016

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today said more women candidates should be fielded by political parties in next year’s elections to help increase the voice of women in governance and policymaking in the country.

Cayetano, who chairs the Senate Committee on Women, Gender and Family Relations, made the call ahead o...

Sponsorship speech on the UniFAST Bill...

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UniFAST Bill
Committee Report No. 110

Senator Pia S. Cayetano
Sponsorship Speech
March 4, 2015

Mr. President, esteemed colleagues,

Our Constitution, in Article XIV, Section 1 states that, “The State shall protect and promote the right of all citizens to quality education at all levels, and shall take appropriate steps to make such education accessible to all.” However, it is ...

Raise your hands for rare disease...

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Raise Your Hands for Rare
National Rare Disease Week
Privilege Speech

Senator Pia S. Cayetano
25 February 2015

Mr. President, esteemed colleagues,

Today, I rise on a matter of personal and collective privilege to bring attention to rare diseases or ‘orphan disorders,’ which are health conditions that result from genetic defects that rarely affect the general populatio...

Sen. Pia leads read-along for kids

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15 July 2011

Sen. Pia leads read-along for poor kids of Taguig

Children should be encouraged to learn to read at an early age to prepare them for school and to open their minds to fresh ideas and help develop creative thinking in them.

With this objective in mind, Senator Pia Cayetano led...

‘Let’s Read!’ in Taguig City

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13 July 2011

Senator Pia leads ‘Let’s Read!’
Book donation and reading activity for young kids in Taguig

Stressing the importance of promoting the habit of reading among children, especially in poor communities in the metropolis, Senator Pia S. Cayetano will lead a book donation a...

On Saudi ban vs Filipino domestic helpers

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6 July 2011

Sen. Pia on Saudi ban vs Filipino domestic helpers

“Our Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) are at risk in Saudi Arabia.” This Sen. Pia Cayetano revealed today in connection with the ongoing discussions on Saudi Arabia’s ban on the deployment of Filipino workers.

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Pia lauds delisting of PH from US blacklist

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News Release
29 June 2011

Pia lauds delisting of PH from US blacklist

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today welcomed the removal of the Philippines from the US State Department’s watch list in its ‘2011 Trafficking in Persons Report’ that was released on Monday.

“The removal of the Philippines from th...

Palace should monitor PSG ‘rape’ complaint

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22 June 2011

Malacanang should monitor PSG ‘rape’ complaint

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today called on Palace officials to closely follow developments in the police investigation of the rape complaint filed by a 15-year-old girl against a member of the Presidential Security Group (...

Hepa-B Immunization Law welcomed

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22 June 2011

Hepa-B immunization Law welcomed

Statement of Senator Pia S. Cayetano
Chairperson, Senate Committee on Health and Demography
Principal Author and Sponsor, RA 10152

“I laud the enactment of Republic...

On Sex Education and RH Bill

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Interview on RH Bill
Sex education sa klase, maaaring gawing ‘optional’?
Courtesy of gmanews.tv / 18 June 2011

Isa sa mainit na pinagdebatihan ng mga kongresista sa kontrobersiyal na Reproductive Health (RH) bill ay ang reproductive health education o “sex education.” Sa panayam ng News To ...