Legalizing divorce: Is Congress ready?...

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News Release
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...

Empowered Women: Raising the Bar...

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Empowered Women: Raising the Bar
By Senator Pia S. Cayetano
Chair, Senate Committee on Women, Family Relations and Gender Equality
Sponsorship speech on PSR No.1237
March 16, 2015

Mr. President, esteemed colleagues,

Last week, I delivered a privilege speech welcoming the start of Women’s Month and issuing a call for greater representation of women, especially in leadership roles...

Women achievers to be feted at the Senate...

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News Release
March 15, 2015

Senate to recognize women achievers

Senator Pia S. Cayetano will lead the recognition of several outstanding Filipino women coming from various fields at the Philippine Senate on Monday as part of the chamber’s Women’s Month celebrations.

The women achievers will be feted at the Senate session and their achievements featured in an exhibit entitled, ‘Empowered Women: ...

Give women an equal chance to lead...

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‘Juana, Desisyon Mo ay Mahalaga’
Privilege Speech for Women’s Month

Senator Pia S. Cayetano
Chair, Senate Committee on Women, Family Relations and Gender Equality
March 9, 2015

Mr. President, esteemed colleagues,

I rise today on a matter of personal and collective privilege to welcome the start of Women’s Month, which has been celebrated throughout the month of March since 1988. O...

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.

Cayetano, who chairs the Senate Committee on Women, Gender and Family Relations, made the call ahead o...

Sponsorship speech on the UniFAST Bill...

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UniFAST Bill
Committee Report No. 110

Senator Pia S. Cayetano
Sponsorship Speech
March 4, 2015

Mr. President, esteemed colleagues,

Our Constitution, in Article XIV, Section 1 states that, “The State shall protect and promote the right of all citizens to quality education at all levels, and shall take appropriate steps to make such education accessible to all.” However, it is ...

Raise your hands for rare disease...

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Raise Your Hands for Rare
National Rare Disease Week
Privilege Speech

Senator Pia S. Cayetano
25 February 2015

Mr. President, esteemed colleagues,

Today, I rise on a matter of personal and collective privilege to bring attention to rare diseases or ‘orphan disorders,’ which are health conditions that result from genetic defects that rarely affect the general populatio...

Preserve our national heritage sites!

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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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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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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...