Report child abuse cases at once...

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News Release
30 May 2015

‘Don’t wait for child abuse to go viral, report it at once’
Statement of Sen. Pia S. Cayetano
Chairperson, Senate Committee on Women, Family Relations and Gender Equality

“I am appalled that a parent would think that giving a child a cigarette is funny or cute. This is a clear case of child abuse which I am certain that the Department of Social Welfare and De...

World health leaders hail PH for passing RH Law...

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News Release
28 May 2015

Philippines hailed by global health leaders for RH Law passage

An assembly of global health leaders has recognized the Philippines for passing a landmark law that would increase people’s access to family planning and reproductive health services.

The Philippines, together with Uruguay and Senegal, were chosen as this year’s recipients of the Resolve Awards in ceremonies l...

Sen.Pia slams ‘whimsical’ MMDA order...

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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 said would “arbitrarily restrict” the staging of running events along Roxas Boulevard.

The s...

Sen.Pia wants burning e-jeep incident probed...

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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 Communications (DOTC) to investigate what caused a passenger electric jeepney (e-jeep) to catch fire and burn do...

Partnership to build sports complex in UP hailed...

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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 of the Philippines (UP) campus in Diliman, Quezon City.

Through the initiative of Cayetano, t...

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 fairs?

Thus asked Senator Pia S. Cayetano, as she reiterated her call for an end to age discrim...

Legalizing divorce: Is Congress ready?...

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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...

NHCP can stop Torre construction

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30 October 2014

Sen. Pia: NHCP can issue cease order vs. Torre de Manila

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today threw her support behind the parallel inquiry being conducted by the House of Representatives on the construction of the controversial Torre de Manila high-rise condominium across Rizal Park in ...

Sen. Pia takes cudgels for world’s domestic workers

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17 October 2014

Sen. Pia’s appeal to world’s parliaments: Adopt UN, ILO conventions on domestic workers’ rights

Senator Pia S. Cayetano has appealed to leaders and members of parliaments from 164 countries to take a bold step towards protecting the world’s domestic workers, a great majori...

Review pension provision of expanded seniors law

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8 October 2014

Sen. Pia wants pension provision of Expanded Senior Citizens Act reviewed

Why are indigent senior citizens under the age of 77 being deprived of the P500 monthly pension which they are supposed to receive under the Expanded Senior Citizens Act of 2010 or Republic Act 9994?

T...

Pay hike for public school teachers long overdue

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06 October 2014

Last pay hike for mentors was in 2009 – Sen. Pia

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today said an increase in the salaries of the country’s 520,000 public school teachers is long overdue, noting that the last pay adjustment for our educators was implemented five years ago in 2009. Read More »

On rape and degrading portrayals of women

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Statement of Senator Pia S. Cayetano
On ‘Naked Truth’ fashion show and rape statement shirt
23 September 2014

“I wish to express my thoughts on two disturbing online photographs depicting women in a degrading manner that were recently brought to my attention by our friends from social media.<...

On the mobbing of Sec.Abad

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20 September 2014

Statement of Senator Pia S. Cayetano
Chairperson, Senate Committee on Education, Arts and Culture

“As a member of the University of the Philippines Board of Regents and an alumna of the UP School of Economics (UPSE), I join the UPSE faculty in expressing my extreme d...

To DMCI: Don’t insult our intelligence!

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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...