Pinoys welcome DS Pia in Madrid...

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News Release
20 May 2017

Deputy Speaker Pia Cayetano Meets FILCOM Leaders in Madrid

By the Embassy of the Philippines
Madrid, Spain

Originally posted on philembassymadrid.com

Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives and Taguig 2nd District Congresswoman Pilar Juliana “Pia” S. Cayetano met the Filipino Communi...

Pia hails Juvenile Justice law amendments...

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Statement
23 May 2017

On the substitute bill strengthening Juvenile Justice Law
By Deputy Speaker Pia S. Cayetano
Representative, Taguig City 2nd District

I am happy to report that we have approved the substitute bill on Juvenile Justice in connection with the bills that were filed lowering the age of criminal responsibility. The bill that the committee approved is one that recognizes that child...

On the Philippine report to the UNHRC...

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Privilege Speech
22 May 2017

On the Philippine report to the UNHRC

By Deputy Speaker Pia S. Cayetano
Representative, Taguig City 2nd District

Madame Speaker, allow me to rise on a matter of personal privilege. Two weeks ago, I joined the Philippine delegation which presented the report of the Philippines for the third cycle of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) before the United Nations Human...

PH gains on socio-econ rights recognized at UNHRC...

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News Release
22 May 2017

Pia: PHL efforts to uphold socio-economic rights recognized at UNHRC

House Deputy Speaker Pia S. Cayetano delivered a privilege speech on Monday to highlight the country’s gains in promoting socio-economic rights which were reported to the 27th Universal Period Review of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) last May 8.

At the same time, Cayetano, a member of the Phil...

PH upholds rights of women, children...

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News Release
09 May 2017

Pia to UN rights council: PH upholding rights of women and children

Geneva – House Deputy Speaker Pia S. Cayetano on Monday defended the human rights record of the Philippine government before the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), particularly in the area of ensuring the rights and welfare of women and children.

In her brief presentation that follo...

TRO endangering women’s lives...

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News Release
05 May 2017

Cayetano: TRO on contraceptives putting women’s health and lives at risk

Contraceptive supplies are fast running out in the Philippines and this is endangering the health and lives of millions of Filipino women who use these products not just for birth control, but also to address a variety of women’s illnesses and health needs.

Thus warned House Deputy Speaker Pia ...

Implement RH Law now!...

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Privilege speech
06 March 2017

Implement RH Law now!

By Deputy Speaker Pia Cayetano
Representative, 2nd District, Taguig City

Honorable Speaker, distinguished members of this House and our guests gathered here today, good afternoon.

I rise today on a matter of personal and collective privilege.

As we celebrate Women’s Month here in the House of Representatives, outside the...

Pro-women amendments in Family Code Ok’d

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News Release
1 September 2015
By Apple Buenaventura
Senate Public Relations and Information Bureau (PRIB)

Equality of men and women pushed in Family Code amendments

The Senate passed on third and final reading today a measure amending the Family Code of the Philippines to give “equal weight” t...

Sen.Pia to NHCP Chair: Resign!

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News Release
24 August 2015

Sen. Pia to NHCP Chair Diokno: Resign!
Statement of Senator Pia S. Cayetano
Chair, Senate Committee on Education, Arts and Culture

“Chair (Maria Serena) Diokno, resign if you cannot defend the Rizal Monument!”

“Those occupying the top level positions of the...

Student-athletes are not commodities

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On the newest UAAP residency controversy
Statement of Senator Pia S. Cayetano
Principal author, Student-Athletes Protection Bill
18 August 2015

“The UAAP Board has once more displayed its arrogance and immaturity by invoking its unjust two-year residency rule against a high school student-athlete who h...

Sen.Pia takes up cudgels for PWDs

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News Release
16 July 2015

Sen.Pia: Shame on those who take advantage of benefits meant for PWDs!

Shame on those who take advantage of benefits meant for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs).

This was Senator Pia S. Cayetano’s reaction to several photos that have recently gone viral on social m...

Prioritize vulnerable sectors during disasters

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News Release
11 July 2015

On World Population Day:
Sen.Pia: ‘Prioritize most vulnerable sectors during disasters’

As nations mark ‘World Population Day’ on July 11, Senator Pia S. Cayetano stressed the importance of recognizing that certain sectors of our population are particu...

No to more photobombers behind Rizal Shrine

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News Release
1 July 2015

Sen.Pia rejects DMCI proposal to have more skyscrapers built behind Rizal Shrine
Statement of Senator Pia S. Cayetano
Chairperson, Senate Committee on Education, Arts and Culture

“I find it appalling that the ‘solution’ being offered by DMCI to the Torre de Manil...

We fight on the side of history

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June 17, 2015

Sen. Pia hails TRO vs Torre de Manila
Statement of Sen. Pia S. Cayetano

“With its issuance of a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the construction of DMCI’s Torre De Manila, the Supreme Court recognized the urgent and solemn need to protect our culture and heri...