On local education bills...

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Sponsorship Speeches
On local education bills

By Senator Pia S. Cayetano
21 September 2015

A. Changing of Name/Renaming of Public Schools (5 bills)

Mr. President, esteemed colleagues,

Schools are pillars of the local community. As educational institutions, they are central to the development of the town’s youth. Schools contribute to the identity and character o...

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” to the husband and wife in making decisions concerning their marriage and family.

Senate Bill ...

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 government’s cultural agencies must be willing and able to defend national historic sites.”


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 has transferred to a different school in college. This is the very same UAAP rule that an RTC court s...

Breastfeeding and Work, Let’s Make It Work!...

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Breastfeeding and Work, Let’s Make It Work!
Privilege Speech
By Senator Pia S. Cayetano
17 August 2015

Mr. President, esteemed colleagues,

The month of August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month. This year, we celebrate with the theme, “Breastfeeding and Work, Let’s Make It Work!” As such, I rise today on a matter of personal and collective privilege to call for support fo...

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 media showing able-bodied motorists occupying parking slots reserved for PWDs in various malls and re...

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 particularly vulnerable in times of emergencies.

“The Filipino is no stranger to disasters. And a...

Sen.Pia bats for ‘culture of preparedness’

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8 November 2014

Preparedness and resilience:
Our armor against disasters, climate change

Statement of Sen. Pia S. Cayetano
On first year since supertyphoon ‘Yolanda’

“It has been one year since supertyphoon ‘Yolanda’ wreaked havoc on central ...

Sen. Pia backs mental health bill

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Sen. Pia Cayetano vows to file mental health bill
By Trisha Macas
Reposted from GMA News Online
30 October 2014

Senator Pia Cayetano told the attendees of the Second Heal...

NHCP can stop Torre construction

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News Release
30 October 2014

Sen. Pia: NHCP can issue cease order vs. Torre de Manila

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today threw her support behind the parallel inquiry being conducted by the House of Representatives on the construction of the controversial Torre de Manila high-rise condominium across Rizal Park in ...

Sen. Pia takes cudgels for world’s domestic workers

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News Release
17 October 2014

Sen. Pia’s appeal to world’s parliaments: Adopt UN, ILO conventions on domestic workers’ rights

Senator Pia S. Cayetano has appealed to leaders and members of parliaments from 164 countries to take a bold step towards protecting the world’s domestic workers, a great majori...

Review pension provision of expanded seniors law

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News Release
8 October 2014

Sen. Pia wants pension provision of Expanded Senior Citizens Act reviewed

Why are indigent senior citizens under the age of 77 being deprived of the P500 monthly pension which they are supposed to receive under the Expanded Senior Citizens Act of 2010 or Republic Act 9994?


Pay hike for public school teachers long overdue

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News Release
06 October 2014

Last pay hike for mentors was in 2009 – Sen. Pia

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today said an increase in the salaries of the country’s 520,000 public school teachers is long overdue, noting that the last pay adjustment for our educators was implemented five years ago in 2009. Read More »

On rape and degrading portrayals of women

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Statement of Senator Pia S. Cayetano
On ‘Naked Truth’ fashion show and rape statement shirt
23 September 2014

“I wish to express my thoughts on two disturbing online photographs depicting women in a degrading manner that were recently brought to my attention by our friends from social media.<...