On National Tuberculosis Day...

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National Tuberculosis Day
Privilege Speech
August 20, 2014

By Senator Pia S. Cayetano

Mr. President, esteemed colleagues,

Yesterday, August 19 was Quezon City Day. But the celebration on Quezon City Day is also the celebration of National Tuberculosis Day. By virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 840, the birth anniversary of President Manuel L. Quezon is also our National Tuberculosis Day, ...

Senate takes up HIV/AIDS bills...

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DOH predicts Filipinos with HIV/AIDS to hit 32,000 by end of 2014
By: Jelly F. Musico, Philippine News Agency
Reposted from Interaksyon.com
19 August 2014

By the end of 2014, the number of people living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AI...

Feeding program in schools backed...

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News Release
15 August 2014

Sen.Pia backs feeding program in public schools

Senator Pia S. Cayetano has expressed support to proposals seeking to institutionalize a supplementary feeding program in the public school system to help address malnutrition among young Filipino children and youth.

The Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Education, Arts and Culture, Cayetano led a public hearing on Thurs...

Sen.Pia: Breastfeeding a security issue...

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Breastfeeding: Not a Fad, Not a Trend, but a Security Issue
Privilege Speech
By Sen. Pia S. Cayetano
11 August 2014

Mr. President, esteemed colleagues,

Headlines abound with security issues like rice shortage which leads to food insecurity, energy shortage which leads to blackouts. But who would ever think that breastfeeding is a security issue as well?

Late last year, I was a fellow at t...

Coming soon: A ‘breastfeeding-friendly’...

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News Release
10 August 2014

Sen.Pia: Senate to become a ‘breastfeeding-friendly’ workplace

The Senate will soon become a ‘breastfeeding-friendly’ government establishment with the launching of its very own breastfeeding room on Monday (August 11) for the exclusive use of nursing female members of the senators’ staff and the Senate secretariat.

The room which was put up at the extension wing...

Preserve our national heritage sites!...

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News Release
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 heritage advocates warn would destroy the sightline to the country’s most iconic and recognizable hist...

Senate to look into ‘Torre de Manila’ ...

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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 construction of a condominium project in Manila which critics said would ruin the sightline of the Rizal Monu...

Respect rights of civilians caught in conflict

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News Release
24 September 2013

Respect rights of civilians caught in armed conflict

“The newest attack on a school and several villages by reported elements of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in Midsayap, North Cotabato on Monday is deplorable.

“Innocent civilians including public sc...

On UAAP boycott: What are we teaching the youth?

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Sen.Pia on UAAP boycott: What are we teaching our children?

Transcript of interview with Sen. Pia S. Cayetano

On the UAAP swimming competitions boycott

Solar Sportsdesk hosted by Jinno Rufino and Cesca Litton

20 Sept...

Sen.Pia condemns UAAP boycott

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Sen. Pia condemns UAAP boycott

20 September 2013


“I condemn the boycott instigated by certain school officials  at the UAAP swimming competitions in support of the UAAP Board’s brazen refusal to abide by the court ...

Senate takes up Special Education bills

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News Release

17 September 2013


Sen. Pia vows to pass Special Education Act


Senator Pia S. Cayetano has committed to work for the passage of the proposed “Special Education (SPED) Act of 2013,” which seeks to give children with special needs better access to quality basic ed...

Senate to hear bills on special education

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News Release

16 September 2013


Senate to hear bills on special education


The Senate Committee on Education, Arts and Culture led by Senator Pia S. Cayetano will lea...

On the World University Rankings

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News Release

10 September 2013


Sen. Pia on the 2013 World University Rankings


Senator Pia S. Cayetano today said the latest world university rankings
should give Filipinos an indication of how the Philippines fares overall in the
field of higher education and learning....

Protect women, children in Zamboanga conflict

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Prioritize safety of women, children caught in Zamboanga conflict

Statement of Sen. Pia S. Cayetano

9 September 2013

“I condemn the siege launched by armed individuals on Zamboanga City, including the reported use of civilians as human shields.  This latest attack should not distract the government an...