“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...

Sen.Pia slams ‘whimsical’ MMDA order

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News Release
19 May 2015

Senator Pia slams MMDA for ‘whimsical’ memorandum circular restricting running events on Roxas Boulevard

Senator Pia S. Cayetano has called on the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) to suspend the implementation of its controversial memorandum circular which she sai...

Sen.Pia wants burning e-jeep incident probed

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News Release
17 May 2015

Citing public safety, Sen.Pia calls on DOTC, LTFRB to probe burning e-jeep incident

“What now, LTFRB?”

Thus asked Senator Pia S. Cayetano, as she called on the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) and the Department of Transportation and Communicatio...

Partnership to build sports complex in UP hailed

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News Release
13 May 2015

Sen.Pia hails partnership to develop world-class sports complex in UP Diliman

“Finally, a modern football field for the Iskolar ng Bayan.”

Thus said Senator Pia S. Cayetano, as she hailed efforts to build a world-class football field and track oval inside the University o...

Sen.Pia: Job fairs on Labor Day are okay, but..

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News Release
01 May 2015

Labor Day: Sen.Pia renews call for passage of the Anti-Age Discrimination in Employment Act

Job fairs organized by government agencies and private firms have become staple activities every year on Labor Day. But how many jobseekers above thirty years old actually get hired in these fa...

Legalizing divorce: Is Congress ready?

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News Release
24 March 2015

On maternity leave bill, divorce in PHL, and prospects for K to 12 program
Transcript of Interview with Senator Pia S. Cayetano
Chairperson, Senate Committee on Women, Family Relations and Gender Equality
Senate Committee on Education, Arts and Culture

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Women achievers to be feted at the Senate

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News Release
March 15, 2015

Senate to recognize women achievers

Senator Pia S. Cayetano will lead the recognition of several outstanding Filipino women coming from various fields at the Philippine Senate on Monday as part of the chamber’s Women’s Month celebrations.

The women achievers will be fete...

Bigger women representation in gov’t pushed

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News Release
March 6, 2015

Sen.Pia bats for more women participation in local politics in 2016

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today said more women candidates should be fielded by political parties in next year’s elections to help increase the voice of women in governance and policymaking in the country.

Ca...