Senate approves local school bills...

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News Release
Senate-PRIB
02 February 2016

Senate proposes establishment, separation, renaming, conversion of schools

The Senate today approved on third and final reading several bills seeking the establishment, separation, renaming and conversion of a total of 41 public schools nationwide.

Sen. Pia Cayetano, chairperson of the Committee on Education, Arts and Culture, said the establishment of ...

Senate OKs 100 Days Maternity Leave Bill...

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News Release
18 January 2016
By Olive Caunan/Senate PRIB

Senate approves bill increasing maternity leave to 100 days

The Senate has approved on third and final reading a bill seeking to increase maternity leave for female employees in the public and private sectors to 100 days regardless of the mode of delivery.

Currently, our laws provide for 60 days of maternity leave for government employees...

P1-B RH budget cut a horrible precedent...

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NEWS RELEASE

Transcript of interview with Sen. Pia S. Cayetano
(Highlights)

Topic: On the P1-B RH budget cut
Where: Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Date: 14 January 2016

Sen. Pia S. Cayetano (SPSC): Good morning. It’s very important that I raise this issue because the public should know that we, as legislators, cannot do our job well when we do not have the ...

Rejoinder on the P1-B RH budget cut...

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News Release
11 January 2016


Naglolokohan tayo dito!
Rejoinder on the P1-B cut in the RH budget
Statement of Senator Pia S. Cayetano
Principal Sponsor, Reproductive health Act

After looking into relevant documents, our office confirms the P1-billion cut in the DOH’s procurement of commodities under family health and responsible parenting. This was not the third reading version we ...

On the P1-B RH budget cut...

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News Release
07 January 2016

Statement of Senator Pia S. Cayetano
Principal Sponsor, Reproductive Health (RH) Act

“As the principal sponsor of the RH law, I am shocked that the RH budget was slashed by P1 billion. At every stage of the 2016 budget process, I had asked for details. This was work in progress and the detailed amendments were not readily available. Thus, we work on a basis of trust R...

Protect children during emergencies...

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Children’s Emergency Relief and Protection Act
Committee Report No. 338

Sponsorship Speech
By Senator Pia S. Cayetano
15 December 2015

Mr. President, esteemed colleagues,

Our Constitution mandates the State to defend the right of children to assistance, including proper care and nutrition, and special protection from all forms of neglect, abuse, cruelty, exploitation, and other...

Senate passes the Rare Disease Bill...

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News Release
14 December 2015
By Senate PRIB

Senate passes the Rare Disease Bill

The Senate today approved on third and final reading a bill that seeks to include the treatment of rare diseases in the health benefit package of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation.

Sen. Pia Cayetano, sponsor of Senate Bill No. 2990 or the Rare Disease Act, said the measure also seeks the inclusion...

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.

Ca...

On coordination between AFP, PNP-SAF

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Transcript of Question and Answer
Senator Pia S. Cayetano
Senate hearing on the Mamasapano incident
10 February 2015

Sen. Pia Cayetano: Madam Chair, let me put on record that I have absolutely no military training, I have never been in combat, and I don’t feel I have the right to ask y...

We cannot go by MILF’s timeline

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‘This is the Republic of the Philippines, not the Republic of MILF’
Manifestation of Senator Pia S. Cayetano
Senate hearing on the Mamasapano incident
10 February 2015

We all note that all the top military and PNP officials are here and I recognize and I honor you for coming here voluntarily....

Sen.Pia on the #Fallen44

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So much love, so much loss
By Senator Pia S. Cayetano
30 January 2015, 6:00 AM

Just got home from Camp Bagong Diwa where the remains of our SAF lie in state. Words cannot express the pain and sadness etched on every face.

One by one the caskets were brought in along with two members of the fami...

On the Bangsamoro Basic Law

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News Release
28 January 2015

Statement of Sen. Pia S. Cayetano
On the Bangsamoro Basic Law

“Like most Filipinos, I yearn for peace, but this can only be attained if all sides sincerely desire and work towards the same goal. As a member of the Senate, I have been exploring ways to pursue peace and genu...

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 Cathol...

Sen.Pia unfazed by veto on heritage budget

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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 aut...