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 monument of our national hero, Dr. Jose P. Rizal, at Luneta Park in Manila.

On Wednesday (August...

On National Tuberculosis Day...

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National Tuberculosis Day
Privilege Speech
August 20, 2014

By Senator Pia S. Cayetano

Mr. President, esteemed colleagues,

Yesterday, August 19 was Quezon City Day. But the celebration on Quezon City Day is also the celebration of National Tuberculosis Day. By virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 840, the birth anniversary of President Manuel L. Quezon is also our National Tuberculosis Day, ...

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 of people living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AI...

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 Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Education, Arts and Culture, Cayetano led a public hearing on Thurs...

Sen.Pia: Breastfeeding a security issue...

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Breastfeeding: Not a Fad, Not a Trend, but a Security Issue
Privilege Speech
By Sen. Pia S. Cayetano
11 August 2014

Mr. President, esteemed colleagues,

Headlines abound with security issues like rice shortage which leads to food insecurity, energy shortage which leads to blackouts. But who would ever think that breastfeeding is a security issue as well?

Late last year, I was a fellow at t...

Coming soon: A ‘breastfeeding-friendly’...

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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 senators’ staff and the Senate secretariat.

The room which was put up at the extension wing...

Preserve our national heritage sites!...

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News Release
07 August 2014

Sen.Pia files resolution to look into ‘Torre de Manila’ controversy

Senator Pia S. Cayetano has filed a resolution asking the Senate to look into the raging debate surrounding the construction of a 46-storey condominium building across the Rizal Park in Manila, which heritage advocates warn would destroy the sightline to the country’s most iconic and recognizable hist...

Breastfeeding crucial for ‘Yolanda babies’

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News Release
26 November 2013

Sen.Pia: Support for breastfeeding more crucial in the aftermath of Yolanda

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today said support for breastfeeding is crucial and should remain an integral part of relief efforts in the aftermath of super typhoon Yolanda, adding that this will help ensure, i...

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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News Release
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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News Release
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’ ...