“Thank you for all the years”...

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‘Thank you for all the years’
Sen. Pia thanks colleagues, bids Senate farewell on last day of session

Manifestation of Senator Pia S. Cayetano
June 6, 2016
Last day of session of the 16th Congress
Senate Plenary

Mr. President, I would just like to take a few minutes to thank people who have made my twelve years in the Senate productive – as I would like to think ...

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...

Prioritize vulnerable sectors during disasters

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News Release
11 July 2015

On World Population Day:
Sen.Pia: ‘Prioritize most vulnerable sectors during disasters’

As nations mark ‘World Population Day’ on July 11, Senator Pia S. Cayetano stressed the importance of recognizing that certain sectors of our population are particu...

No to more photobombers behind Rizal Shrine

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News Release
1 July 2015

Sen.Pia rejects DMCI proposal to have more skyscrapers built behind Rizal Shrine
Statement of Senator Pia S. Cayetano
Chairperson, Senate Committee on Education, Arts and Culture

“I find it appalling that the ‘solution’ being offered by DMCI to the Torre de Manil...

We fight on the side of history

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News Release
June 17, 2015

Sen. Pia hails TRO vs Torre de Manila
Statement of Sen. Pia S. Cayetano

“With its issuance of a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the construction of DMCI’s Torre De Manila, the Supreme Court recognized the urgent and solemn need to protect our culture and heri...

Highlights: Student-Athletes Protection Bill

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Highlights of the Student-Athletes Protection Bill

Residency of Student-Athletes
- Student athletic associations shall not impose residency requirements on a student-athlete who is a high school graduate enrolling in a college or university;

- No residency requirement on a high schoo...

Unjust residency rules, a thing of the past

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News Release
11 June 2015

“Unjust practice of residency rules, a thing of the past”
Statement of Senator Pia S. Cayetano
Chairperson
Senate Committee on Education, Arts and Culture
On the passage of the Student-Athletes Protection Bill

“With the approval by the Sena...

Report child abuse cases at once

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News Release
30 May 2015

‘Don’t wait for child abuse to go viral, report it at once’
Statement of Sen. Pia S. Cayetano
Chairperson, Senate Committee on Women, Family Relations and Gender Equality

“I am appalled that a parent would think that giving a child a cigarette is funny or cute....

World health leaders hail PH for passing RH Law

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News Release
28 May 2015

Philippines hailed by global health leaders for RH Law passage

An assembly of global health leaders has recognized the Philippines for passing a landmark law that would increase people’s access to family planning and reproductive health services.

The Philippines, together wit...