On responsible parenting and the role of women...

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On Pope’s views on responsible parenting and the role of women in society
Statement of Sen. Pia S. Cayetano

Chairperson, Senate Committee on Women, Family Relations and Gender Equality
21 January 2015

“I thank Pope Francis for stressing the importance of responsible parenting among the Catholic faithful. It is indeed the primary responsibility of parents to plan the number and spacing of th...

Sen.Pia unfazed by veto on heritage budget...

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News Release
14 January 2015

Sen.Pia disappointed, but unfazed, by budget veto on additional funds for cultural agencies

Senator Pia S. Cayetano has expressed her disappointment over the presidential veto on special provisions in the P2.6-trillion General Appropriations Act (GAA) for 2015 which would have authorized government cultural agencies to fully retain their income.

The chairperson of the Sen...

Suspension order vs. Torre de Manila backed...

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News Release
13 January 2015

Statement of Sen. Pia S. Cayetano
Chair, Senate Committee on Education, Arts and Culture

“I welcome the issuance of the Cease and Desist Order (CDO) by the National Commission on Culture and the Arts (NCCA) against DMCI’s Torre de Manila condominium project in Manila. The CDO suspends the construction of the 49-storey tower across Rizal Park that has significantly comp...

Sen.Pia seeks protection for children evacuees...

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News Release
07 January 2015

Senate opens 2015 with hearing on bills protecting children’s rights and welfare during disasters

Jumpstarting the Philippine Senate’s work calendar for the New Year, Senator Pia S. Cayetano will lead the chamber’s very first public hearing in 2015 which will take up measures aiming to protect children’s rights and welfare in times of disasters.

Cayetano, Chai...

Remember our past, honor our heroes...

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News Release
30 December 2014

118th Rizal Day:
Sen.Pia: Remember our past, honor our heroes

“Ang hindi marunong lumingon sa pinanggalingan ay hindi makakarating sa paroroonan.” (Those who do not know how to value their past are condemned not to reach their destination.)

“This is one of Dr Jose Rizal’s most often quoted words. Who would have thought that this war...

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...

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 heri...

Senate to look into ‘Torre de Manila’ controversy

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Sen.Pia revisits Manila condo controversy
By Leila B. Salaverria
Reposted from the Philippine Daily Inquirer
August 6, 2014

MANILA, Philippines – Sen. Pia Cayetano wants the Senate to look into the ongoing construct...

Senate OKs repeal of antiwomen law

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Senate OKs repeal of antiwomen law

By Leila B. Salaverria
Reposted from the Philippine Daily Inquirer
01 August 2014

MANILA, Philippines – The Senate has approved on third and final reading a bill that will repeal the Revised Penal Code provision that makes it a crime for widows to remarry within 301...

Senate passes four education bills

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Senate approves four bills seeking to make post-HS education accessible

Reposted from GMA News Online
30 July 2014

The Senate on Wednesday approved on third and fi...

Respect names of heroes, historical sites

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News Release
18 June 2014

Sen. Pia: Show some respect! Don’t desecrate names of heroes, historical sites

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today blasted the bid of a local liquor making company to register the names of several historical figures and places as brands for its alcoholic beverage products.

The Cha...

“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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News Release
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...