Respect names of heroes, historical sites...

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News Release
18 June 2014

Sen. Pia: Show some respect! Don’t desecrate names of heroes, historical sites

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today blasted the bid of a local liquor making company to register the names of several historical figures and places as brands for its alcoholic beverage products.

The Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Education, Arts and Culture, Cayetano said the plan of Destileri...

Stop Age Discrimination!...

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Stop Age Discrimination!
Co-Sponsorship Speech
By Senator Pia S. Cayetano
10 June 2014

SB No. 29 under Committee Report No. 38 entitled,
Anti-age Discrimination in Employment Act of 2013

Abilidad, hindi edad.

Mr. President, this is the battle cry of Filipino workers in the country and beyond our shores, who have made a strong stand against age discrimination in the workpla...

“Pinoy Big Brother crossed the line”...

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News Release
9 June 2014

Sen. Pia: “PBB crossed the line”

“Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) crossed the line.” This was the assertion of Sen. Pia S. Cayetano, Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Women, Family Relations and Gender Relations, in reference to the June 4 episode of the reality television show where two female housemates were challenged to pose nude for an art painting.

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August 18 as Jesse Robredo Day...

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SPONSORSHIP SPEECH
Declaring August 18 as ‘Jesse Robredo Day’

Senator Pia S. Cayetano
Chairperson, Senate Committee on Education, Arts and Culture
June 4, 2014

Mr. President, esteemed colleagues,

I rise to sponsor Committee Report No. 49, which recognizes the dignified life and exceptional public service offered by the late Secretary of Interior and Local Government, the Hon. ...

October 5 as National Teachers Day...

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SPONSORSHIP SPEECH
October 5 as National Teachers Day

Senator Pia S. Cayetano
Chairperson, Senate Committee on Education, Arts and Culture
June 4, 2014

Mr. President, esteemed colleagues,

I rise to sponsor a bill that recognizes teachers, who dedicate their lives to shaping the mind and honing the character of our youth. While it has been thirty years since the UNESCO declared October 5 a...

Sponsorship Speech: Iskolar ng Bayan Act...

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SPONSORSHIP SPEECH
on S.B. No. 93 or the Iskolar ng Bayan Act of 2014

Senator Pia S. Cayetano
Chairperson, Senate Committee on Education, Arts and Culture
June 4, 2014

Mr. President, esteemed colleagues,

While our nation experiences rapid economic growth, our standard of education must be able to keep up and provide a proficient and well-educated workforce. Higher education opens up numerous opportunities...

On Distance Education for Tertiary Level...

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SPONSORSHIP SPEECH
On Distance Education for Tertiary Level

Senator Pia S. Cayetano
Chairperson, Senate Committee on Education, Arts and Culture
June 4, 2014

Mr. President, esteemed colleagues,

I rise today once again to sponsor a measure that aims to widen access to quality higher education. Committee Report No. 46 seeks to democratize access to quality education at tertiary levels...

Rebuild the coconut industry

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22 November 2013

Sen. Pia: Rebuild the coconut industry

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today said the damage caused by super typhoon Yolanda in rich coconut-producing areas in the Visayas should prompt the government to include the revival of the coconut industry as a priority in overall rehabilitation ...

Sen.Pia moves to defer sports body’s budget

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21 November 2013

Budget of the Philippine Sports Commission deferred; Sen. Pia mulls ‘zero budget’ for commission’s failure to support athletes

Senator Pia S. Cayetano on Wednesday moved to defer consideration of the budget next year of the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) at the continua...

Accepting donations for Yolanda victims

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News Release
13 November 2013

Salvar Samar: Accepting donations for ’Yolanda’ victims

The Office of Senator Pia S. Cayetano is coordinating relief efforts and accepting donations for the victims of super typhoon Yolanda.

The relief drive is part of a multi-sectoral effort, ‘Salvar S...

Protect OFWs’ rights amid Saudi crackdown

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6 November 2013

 

Sen. Pia: Protect OFWs’ rights amid Saudi visa crackdown

 

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today said the Philippine government must ensure that the rights of all undocumented Filipinos in Saudi Arabia are recognized and respected in the wake of the Saudi gov...

Sen.Pia: Support the ‘Girl Declaration’

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11 October 2013

International Day of the Girl Child
Sen.Pia urges support for the ‘Girl Declaration’

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today said the government should look into the situation of Filipino adolescent girls who are exposed to poverty and various forms of ab...

Girls can be drivers of positive change

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10 October 2013

Girls as drivers of change
Sen.Pia pushes for ‘girl empowerment’ on Int’l Day of the Girl Child

Senator Pia S. Cayetano is taking the cudgels for the country’s ten million adolescent girls, whom she describes as an ‘invisible sector’ ...

I did not authorize DAP funds for DOST -Sen.Pia

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October 8, 2013

I did not authorize DAP funds for DOST; P10 million was part of my amendments to 2012 budget
Statement of Senator Pia S. Cayetano
October 8, 2013

I am issuing this statement from Geneva where I am currently attending the 129th assembly of the Inter-P...