Speech on Desaparecidos...

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End the List!
Privilege Speech for the International Day of the Disappeared 2014

Senator Pia S. Cayetano
01 September 2014

Mr. President, esteemed colleagues,

The United Nations has declared August 30 as the International Day of the Disappeared. Today, I rise on a matter of personal and collective privilege to commemorate this day and remember those who should not be forgotten – victims of enf...

On the 100 millionth Filipino...

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On the 100 millionth Filipino
Privilege Speech
Senator Pia S. Cayetano
27 August 2014

Last month marked the birth of the one hundred millionth Filipino. The Philippines is now one of only twelve countries in the world with populations in excess of 100 million. [1]

Mr. President, it will be recalled that during the debates on the Reproductive Health Law, the relation between popu...

Senate to probe ‘Torre’ controversy...

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News Release
25 August 2014

Senate inquiry on ‘Torre de Manila’ to push through on Aug.27

The Philippine Senate is scheduled to probe another controversial building – this time a high-rise condominium that heritage activists and netizens warn will forever destroy the view of the historic monument of our national hero, Dr. Jose P. Rizal, at Luneta Park in Manila.

On Wednesday (August...

On National Tuberculosis Day...

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National Tuberculosis Day
Privilege Speech
August 20, 2014

By Senator Pia S. Cayetano

Mr. President, esteemed colleagues,

Yesterday, August 19 was Quezon City Day. But the celebration on Quezon City Day is also the celebration of National Tuberculosis Day. By virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 840, the birth anniversary of President Manuel L. Quezon is also our National Tuberculosis Day, ...

Senate takes up HIV/AIDS bills...

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DOH predicts Filipinos with HIV/AIDS to hit 32,000 by end of 2014
By: Jelly F. Musico, Philippine News Agency
Reposted from Interaksyon.com
19 August 2014

By the end of 2014, the number of people living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AI...

Feeding program in schools backed...

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News Release
15 August 2014

Sen.Pia backs feeding program in public schools

Senator Pia S. Cayetano has expressed support to proposals seeking to institutionalize a supplementary feeding program in the public school system to help address malnutrition among young Filipino children and youth.

The Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Education, Arts and Culture, Cayetano led a public hearing on Thurs...

Sen.Pia: Breastfeeding a security issue...

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Breastfeeding: Not a Fad, Not a Trend, but a Security Issue
Privilege Speech
By Sen. Pia S. Cayetano
11 August 2014

Mr. President, esteemed colleagues,

Headlines abound with security issues like rice shortage which leads to food insecurity, energy shortage which leads to blackouts. But who would ever think that breastfeeding is a security issue as well?

Late last year, I was a fellow at t...

Sen.Pia hails junking of TRO vs RH conference

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News Release
25 January 2014

Sen. Pia hails junking of TRO petition, hits brazen attempt by Pro-Life groups to stop int’l reproductive health conference

“I welcome the order of the Pasay City court that junked the petition for TRO (temporary restraining order) filed by some Catholic groups to stop the 7t...

Passage of Graphic Health Warning Bill seen

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News Release
23 January 2014

Cigarette companies express support; Sen. Pia sees passage of Graphic Health Warning Bill

Senator Pia S. Cayetano is confident that the Senate will finally be able to pass the Graphic Health Warning (GHW) Bill in the 16th Congress after cigarette manufacturers expressed their supp...

Sen.Pia seeks review of Sin Tax Reform Law

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News Release
13 January 2014

Where are billions in sin tax collections going?
Sen. Pia seeks review of status of Sin Tax Reform Law

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today said the government must explain to the public how it is spending billions of pesos in incremental revenues from higher sin taxes whi...

On the September school opening

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New Release
8 January 2014
 
Sen. Pia: Proposal to revise school calendar needs careful study, consultations

Statement of Senator Pia S. Cayetano
Chairperson, Senate Committee on Education, Arts and Culture

“I am open to a discussion on the pros and cons of moving the opening of classes...

Sen.Pia hails P1-B outlay for UP in 2014 budget

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News Release
11 December 2013

Sen. Pia hails inclusion of P1-B capital outlay for UP in P2.2-T budget for 2014; P275-M also added as capital outlay for PGH

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today welcomed the inclusion of a P1-billion allocation for the capital outlay of the University of the Philippines (UP) in the ...

PH athletes praised, sports officials slammed

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News Release
9 December 2013

Sen. Pia throws support for PH athletes in SEA Games; slams PH sports officials

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today expressed praise and threw her support for the 210 Filipino athletes competing at the 27th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, which will officially kick off in Myanmar on...

UP’s zero outlay in 2014 budget scored

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News Release
8 December 2013

Sen. Pia lambasts ‘zero allocation’ for UP’s capital outlay in 2014 budget

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today slammed the ‘zero allocation’ given to the University of the Philippines (UP) as capital outlay under the proposed P2.264-trillion national budget for 2014, saying it...