Pia welcomes IRR of Anti-Age Discrimination Act...

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News Release
February 13, 2017

Statement welcoming the IRR of RA 10911
By House Deputy Speaker Pia S. Cayetano
Principal Author, Anti-Age Discrimination in Employment Act

I laud the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) for issuing the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of Republic Act 10911, the Anti-Age Discrimination in Employment Act. I was the principal author and sponsor in the S...

100 days maternity to put PH at par with ASEAN...

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News Release
24 January 2017

Pia co-sponsors 100 Days Maternity Leave Bill
Extended maternity leave to allow women workers to be at par with ASEAN, ILO standards

House Deputy Speaker Pia S. Cayetano on Tuesday reiterated her support for the measure seeking to extend the maternity leave for women workers in the country from the current 60 to 78 working days to 100 days.

In her co-sponsorship sp...

100 Days Maternity Leave Bill...

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Co-Sponsorship Speech
100 Days Maternity Leave Law
HB 4113, CR 13
By Deputy Speaker Pia S. Cayetano
24 January 2017

Our fundamental law recognizes the important role of women in nation-building. Article XIII, Sec. 14 of the Constitution mandates the State to protect the rights of working women, taking into account their maternal functions, and to provide facilities and opportunities that will enhance their welfar...

Statement on the Davao blast...

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Statement on the Davao blast
By Rep. Pia S. Cayetano
Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives

September 3, 2016

I strongly condemn this latest act of terrorism, claimed to have been perpetrated by the Abu Sayyaf Group, in Davao City. There is no justification for the killing and harming of unarmed civilians – children, women and men – regardless of one’s cause or ideology. I join our...

Rep.Pia lauds Hidilyn Diaz...

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Statement of Rep. Pia S. Cayetano
Taguig City, Second District
Triathlete, former PH volleyball athlete
8 August 2016

Never underestimate the strength of the Filipina.

Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz literally carried an entire nation’s hopes on her shoulders and power-lifted it to victory, becoming the first Filipina to win an Olympic medal while ending our 20-year medal drought in the quadrennial games.

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FAQs on RA 10911...

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FAQs on Anti-Age Discrimination in Employment Law
Prepared by: Office of Rep. Pia S. Cayetano (Taguig City, 2D)
Principal Author, Republic Act 10911

1. Who are covered?
All employers, labor contractors or subcontractors, labor organizations, and publishers.

2. What are the prohibited acts?

Employer
- Print or publish, or cause to be printed...

Promote diversity, inclusion in the workplace...

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Promote diversity, inclusion in the workplace
Statement on RA 10911
By Rep. Pia S. Cayetano
Taguig City, 2nd District
August 1, 2016

I am elated that the bill I pushed and worked for during my last term in the Senate has now become a law.

I first filed the bill prohibiting age discrimination in the workplace after the practice was brought to my attention in 2010 by a woman who was only in ...

On the Expanded Maternity Leave Bill

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News Release
03 November 2015

“Women employees will be more productive if the maternity leave is extended”
Transcript of interview with Senator Pia S. Cayetano
Chair, Senate Committee on Women, Children, Family Relations and Gender Equality

Interviewed by Ms. Connie Sison Read More »

Remembering Senator Joker Arroyo

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News Release
October 7, 2015

Remembering Senator Joker Arroyo
By Senator Pia S. Cayetano
October 7, 2015

I am deeply saddened by the passing of former Senator Joker Arroyo. More than a colleague, he was a mentor to me for nine years, and my seatmate for three years in the 15th Congress (2010-2013)...

Pro-women amendments in Family Code Ok’d

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News Release
1 September 2015
By Apple Buenaventura
Senate Public Relations and Information Bureau (PRIB)

Equality of men and women pushed in Family Code amendments

The Senate passed on third and final reading today a measure amending the Family Code of the Philippines to give “equal weight” t...

Sen.Pia to NHCP Chair: Resign!

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News Release
24 August 2015

Sen. Pia to NHCP Chair Diokno: Resign!
Statement of Senator Pia S. Cayetano
Chair, Senate Committee on Education, Arts and Culture

“Chair (Maria Serena) Diokno, resign if you cannot defend the Rizal Monument!”

“Those occupying the top level positions of the...

Student-athletes are not commodities

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On the newest UAAP residency controversy
Statement of Senator Pia S. Cayetano
Principal author, Student-Athletes Protection Bill
18 August 2015

“The UAAP Board has once more displayed its arrogance and immaturity by invoking its unjust two-year residency rule against a high school student-athlete who h...

Sen.Pia takes up cudgels for PWDs

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News Release
16 July 2015

Sen.Pia: Shame on those who take advantage of benefits meant for PWDs!

Shame on those who take advantage of benefits meant for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs).

This was Senator Pia S. Cayetano’s reaction to several photos that have recently gone viral on social m...

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...