Protect women migrant workers in Southeast Asia...

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Women parliamentarians call for protection of women migrant workers across Southeast Asia

The Women Parliamentarians of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (WAIPA) have closed ranks to push for a resolution that would promote the health and welfare of women migrant workers across the region.

The resolution to be presented at the 38th AIPA General Assembly on Tuesday ...

Pia urges House: Support breastfeeding...

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News Release
30 August 2017

Pia urges House: Encourage breastfeeding among nursing lawmakers, staff

Should the House of Representatives change its rules to allow its nursing women members to breastfeed at work? Yes, even right inside the session floor?

Deputy Speaker Pia S. Cayetano thinks so – saying that this will send the message that breastfeeding is a normal act that should be encouraged ...

Speech on Breastfeeding Month...

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Privilege Speech on Breastfeeding Month
By Deputy Speaker Pia S. Cayetano
Taguig City, Second District
August 29, 2017

Madam Speaker, one of the most common reasons why women are unable to continue breastfeeding is because they have to return to work. To address this, Republic Act 10028, which I sponsored when I was in the Senate, provides for mechanisms to make breastfeeding more accessible to working...

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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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...

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...

Highlights: Student-Athletes Protection Bill

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Highlights of the Student-Athletes Protection Bill

Residency of Student-Athletes
- Student athletic associations shall not impose residency requirements on a student-athlete who is a high school graduate enrolling in a college or university;

- No residency requirement on a high schoo...

Unjust residency rules, a thing of the past

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News Release
11 June 2015

“Unjust practice of residency rules, a thing of the past”
Statement of Senator Pia S. Cayetano
Chairperson
Senate Committee on Education, Arts and Culture
On the passage of the Student-Athletes Protection Bill

“With the approval by the Sena...

Report child abuse cases at once

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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....

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 wit...

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 sai...