New law to set up ‘virtual classrooms’...

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News Release
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 Act (Republic Act 10650) – the third in a series of education reform measures passed by the Commit...

On National Children’s Day...

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On National Children’s Day
Sponsorship Speech

By Senator Pia S. Cayetano
Senate Plenary Session
09 December 2014

Mr. President, esteemed colleagues,

I rise today to sponsor Committee Report No. 88, which seeks to declare November 20 of every year as National Children’s Day and a special working holiday to coincide with Universal Children’s Day.

Currently, the Council...

Sen.Pia hails Vigan win in New7Wonders poll...

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News Release
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 source of pride, not only for the Ilocano people, but for all Filipinos here and abroad.

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Iskolar ng Bayan to democratize access to SUCs...

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News Release
07 December 2014

‘Iskolar ng Bayan’ Act to democratize access to state universities
Sen. Pia: Newly signed law to offer scholarships to the top ten graduates of public high schools

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today said the top ten graduates of public high schools across the country would soon be eligible for scholarships to State Universities and Colleges (SUCs).

“Pover...

New education law to empower workers...

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News Release
06 December 2014

Ladderized Education Act to empower workers
New law allows ‘tech-voc’ graduates to earn units for an undergraduate degree

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today hailed the passage of the ‘Ladderized Education Act of 2014′ which she said seeks to empower workers by making tertiary education more accessible to them.

Cayetano said that under the n...

PSC hit for sad state of PH team sports...

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Philippine Sports Commission hit for sad state of PH team sports
By Leila B. Salaverria
Reposted from the Philippine Daily Inquirer
27 November 2014

The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) has come under fire in the Senate for allegedly failing to develop promising Filipino athletes and keepi...

DOH must explain if protocols were violated...

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Office of Senator Pia S. Cayetano
News Release
19 November 2014

How Sen. Pia would greet Sec. Garin at the Senate

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today said it is the responsibility of the officials of Department of Health (DoH) who recently paid a visit to the 133 Filipino peacekeepers under quarantine, to explain to the public whether their actions were aboveboard, or to clarify whether quarantine protocols...

“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 t...

Landmark approval seen for Graphic Health Warning Bill

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31 May 2014

Sen.Pia sees Senate passage of Graphic Health Warning Bill

As Philippines observes World No Smoking Day on May 31, No Smoking Month and the opening of classes in June

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today said the proposed measure that will require cigarette packs in th...

Sen.Pia rues fund delay for calamity-hit schools

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23 May 2015

Sen. Pia: It’s almost June, why the delay in the release of funds to rehabilitate Yolanda- and earthquake-hit schools?

Senator Pia S. Cayetano has pressed the panic button on the slow pace of repair and reconstruction work of school buildings that were devastated by last year...

Student-athletes bill advances in Senate

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News Release
21 May 2014

Sen. Pia: Bill protecting student-athletes advances in the Senate

A proposed measure seeking to prohibit residency rules which curtail the rights of the country’s student-athletes and prevent the commercialization of school athletic leagues has moved closer to being passed in the Se...

Respect RH rights, needs of pregnant inmates

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20 May 2014

Sen. Pia: Respect the maternal health rights, needs of pregnant inmates; Andrea Rosal must be allowed to attend daughter’s wake and burial

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today raised questions on the circumstances that led to the death of the newborn baby of political prisoner Andrea Rosal...

On GHW: Health benefits to outweigh lost revenues

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Highlights of the interpellation
Graphic Health Warning Bill (Senate Bill No.27)
Continuation of the period of Interpellation
May 7, 2014

Sponsor: Senator Pia S. Cayetano (PSC)
Interpellator: Senator Juan Ponce Enrile (JPE)
Presiding Officer: Read More »

SC victory, RH law, and amazing women

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SC victory, RH law and amazing women
Senator Pia S. Cayetano
April 9, 2014

By a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court declared the Reproductive Health Law as constitutional. This is the final victory of a long-fought battle – one that lasted almost two decades and several Congresses – to provide Filipinos ...