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

Q: What is the status of the bill?

This is the first hearing we’ve had on maternity be...

Empowered Women: Raising the Bar...

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Empowered Women: Raising the Bar
By Senator Pia S. Cayetano
Chair, Senate Committee on Women, Family Relations and Gender Equality
Sponsorship speech on PSR No.1237
March 16, 2015

Mr. President, esteemed colleagues,

Last week, I delivered a privilege speech welcoming the start of Women’s Month and issuing a call for greater representation of women, especially in leadership roles...

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 feted at the Senate session and their achievements featured in an exhibit entitled, ‘Empowered Women: ...

Give women an equal chance to lead...

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‘Juana, Desisyon Mo ay Mahalaga’
Privilege Speech for Women’s Month

Senator Pia S. Cayetano
Chair, Senate Committee on Women, Family Relations and Gender Equality
March 9, 2015

Mr. President, esteemed colleagues,

I rise today on a matter of personal and collective privilege to welcome the start of Women’s Month, which has been celebrated throughout the month of March since 1988. O...

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.

Cayetano, who chairs the Senate Committee on Women, Gender and Family Relations, made the call ahead o...

Sponsorship speech on the UniFAST Bill...

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UniFAST Bill
Committee Report No. 110

Senator Pia S. Cayetano
Sponsorship Speech
March 4, 2015

Mr. President, esteemed colleagues,

Our Constitution, in Article XIV, Section 1 states that, “The State shall protect and promote the right of all citizens to quality education at all levels, and shall take appropriate steps to make such education accessible to all.” However, it is ...

Raise your hands for rare disease...

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Raise Your Hands for Rare
National Rare Disease Week
Privilege Speech

Senator Pia S. Cayetano
25 February 2015

Mr. President, esteemed colleagues,

Today, I rise on a matter of personal and collective privilege to bring attention to rare diseases or ‘orphan disorders,’ which are health conditions that result from genetic defects that rarely affect the general populatio...

To DMCI: Don’t insult our intelligence!

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News Release
17 September 2014

Sen. Pia to DMCI: Don’t insult our intelligence!

Statement on DMCI’s claim that the ‘Pambansang Photobomber’ pictures were Photoshopped for propaganda

“It is unfortunate that instead of answering the issues head on, DMCI has chosen to trivialize mo...

Army and Navy Club developer went too far

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Manila Army and Navy Club developer went too far, says Sen. Pia Cayetano

By Trisha Macas
Reposted from GMA News Online
11 September 2014

A reminde...

Ice bucket dare not enough vs ALS, rare diseases

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Ice bucket dare not enough vs ALS, other rare ailments
By Leila B. Salaverria
Reposted from the Philippine Daily Inquirer
11 September 2014

They need more than an ice bucket challenge.

Families ...

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 mon...

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 ...

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 Chairp...

Coming soon: A ‘breastfeeding-friendly’ Senate

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News Release
10 August 2014

Sen.Pia: Senate to become a ‘breastfeeding-friendly’ workplace

The Senate will soon become a ‘breastfeeding-friendly’ government establishment with the launching of its very own breastfeeding room on Monday (August 11) for the exclusive use of nursing female members of the ...