Senate approves local school bills...

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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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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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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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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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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...

Suspension order vs. Torre de Manila backed

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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. Th...

Sen.Pia seeks protection for children evacuees

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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 mea...

Remember our past, honor our heroes

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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.)

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New law to set up ‘virtual classrooms’ across PHL

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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 ...

Sen.Pia hails Vigan win in New7Wonders poll

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09 December 2014

Sen. Pia: Vigan’s selection in New7Wonders Cities search affirms importance of heritage conservation

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today hailed the selection of Vigan City in the New7Wonders Cities search, saying its recognition among the most admired cities in the world should be a ...

Iskolar ng Bayan to democratize access to SUCs

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07 December 2014

‘Iskolar ng Bayan’ Act to democratize access to state universities
Sen. Pia: Newly signed law to offer scholarships to the top ten graduates of public high schools

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today said the top ten graduates of public high schools across the countr...

New education law to empower workers

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06 December 2014

Ladderized Education Act to empower workers
New law allows ‘tech-voc’ graduates to earn units for an undergraduate degree

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today hailed the passage of the ‘Ladderized Education Act of 2014′ which she said seeks to empower wo...