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 government’s cultural agencies must be willing and able to defend national historic sites.”

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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 has transferred to a different school in college. This is the very same UAAP rule that an RTC court s...

Breastfeeding and Work, Let’s Make It Work!...

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Breastfeeding and Work, Let’s Make It Work!
Privilege Speech
By Senator Pia S. Cayetano
17 August 2015

Mr. President, esteemed colleagues,

The month of August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month. This year, we celebrate with the theme, “Breastfeeding and Work, Let’s Make It Work!” As such, I rise today on a matter of personal and collective privilege to call for support fo...

Sen.Pia takes up cudgels for PWDs...

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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 media showing able-bodied motorists occupying parking slots reserved for PWDs in various malls and re...

Prioritize vulnerable sectors during disasters...

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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 particularly vulnerable in times of emergencies.

“The Filipino is no stranger to disasters. And a...

No to more photobombers behind Rizal Shrine...

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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 Manila controversy is to have more skyscrapers constructed behind the Rizal Monument. Presumably, this wo...

Sen.Pia: 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 heritage. It sends the strong message that the Rizal Shrine is not just any old structure that anyone co...

On responsible parenting and the role of women

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On Pope’s views on responsible parenting and the role of women in society
Statement of Sen. Pia S. Cayetano

Chairperson, Senate Committee on Women, Family Relations and Gender Equality
21 January 2015

“I thank Pope Francis for stressing the importance of responsible parenting among the Cathol...

Sen.Pia unfazed by veto on heritage budget

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News Release
14 January 2015

Sen.Pia disappointed, but unfazed, by budget veto on additional funds for cultural agencies

Senator Pia S. Cayetano has expressed her disappointment over the presidential veto on special provisions in the P2.6-trillion General Appropriations Act (GAA) for 2015 which would have aut...

Suspension order vs. Torre de Manila backed

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13 January 2015

Statement of Sen. Pia S. Cayetano
Chair, Senate Committee on Education, Arts and Culture

“I welcome the issuance of the Cease and Desist Order (CDO) by the National Commission on Culture and the Arts (NCCA) against DMCI’s Torre de Manila condominium project in Manila. Th...

Sen.Pia seeks protection for children evacuees

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07 January 2015

Senate opens 2015 with hearing on bills protecting children’s rights and welfare during disasters

Jumpstarting the Philippine Senate’s work calendar for the New Year, Senator Pia S. Cayetano will lead the chamber’s very first public hearing in 2015 which will take up mea...

Remember our past, honor our heroes

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30 December 2014

118th Rizal Day:
Sen.Pia: Remember our past, honor our heroes

“Ang hindi marunong lumingon sa pinanggalingan ay hindi makakarating sa paroroonan.” (Those who do not know how to value their past are condemned not to reach their destination.)

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New law to set up ‘virtual classrooms’ across PHL

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17 December 2014

Sen. Pia welcomes signing of Open Distance Learning Act
OFWs, PWDs, working students seeking further studies seen to benefit from ‘virtual classrooms’ across the country

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today welcomed the enactment of the Open Distance Learning ...

Sen.Pia hails Vigan win in New7Wonders poll

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09 December 2014

Sen. Pia: Vigan’s selection in New7Wonders Cities search affirms importance of heritage conservation

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today hailed the selection of Vigan City in the New7Wonders Cities search, saying its recognition among the most admired cities in the world should be a ...