Sen. Pia takes cudgels for world’s domestic ...

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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 majority of whom are women, by adopting international instruments which guarantee their basic rights and t...

Protect migrant workers’ rights...

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Philippine Statement On The General Debate

By Senator Pia S. Cayetano
Delivered before the 131st Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)
General Assembly, Geneva
15 October 2014

Mr. President, Distinguished Delegates, Friends, Ladies and Gentlemen,

Despite the many strides we have made through these year...

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?

This is the question that Senator Pia S. Cayetano wants answered in a resolution (Philippine Senate R...

Pay hike for public school teachers long overdue...

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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.

“We always say that the youth is our country’s hope, but who is preparing our youth for th...

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.

“The first is from the ‘The Naked Truth’ denim and underwear fashion show sponsored...

On the mobbing of Sec.Abad...

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News Release
20 September 2014

Statement of Senator Pia S. Cayetano
Chairperson, Senate Committee on Education, Arts and Culture

“As a member of the University of the Philippines Board of Regents and an alumna of the UP School of Economics (UPSE), I join the UPSE faculty in expressing my extreme disappointment over the conduct of the group of students that mobbed Budget Secretary Butch Abad last...

To DMCI: Don’t insult our intelligence!...

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News Release
17 September 2014

Sen. Pia to DMCI: Don’t insult our intelligence!

Statement on DMCI’s claim that the ‘Pambansang Photobomber’ pictures were Photoshopped for propaganda

“It is unfortunate that instead of answering the issues head on, DMCI has chosen to trivialize mounting public protests against Torre de Manila by claiming that all photographs showing its condo to...

UP’s zero outlay in 2014 budget scored

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News Release
8 December 2013

Sen. Pia lambasts ‘zero allocation’ for UP’s capital outlay in 2014 budget

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today slammed the ‘zero allocation’ given to the University of the Philippines (UP) as capital outlay under the proposed P2.264-trillion national budget for 2014, saying it...

Breastfeeding crucial for ‘Yolanda babies’

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26 November 2013

Sen.Pia: Support for breastfeeding more crucial in the aftermath of Yolanda

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today said support for breastfeeding is crucial and should remain an integral part of relief efforts in the aftermath of super typhoon Yolanda, adding that this will help ensure, i...

Rebuild the coconut industry

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22 November 2013

Sen. Pia: Rebuild the coconut industry

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today said the damage caused by super typhoon Yolanda in rich coconut-producing areas in the Visayas should prompt the government to include the revival of the coconut industry as a priority in overall rehabilitation ...

Sen.Pia moves to defer sports body’s budget

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News Release
21 November 2013

Budget of the Philippine Sports Commission deferred; Sen. Pia mulls ‘zero budget’ for commission’s failure to support athletes

Senator Pia S. Cayetano on Wednesday moved to defer consideration of the budget next year of the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) at the continua...

Accepting donations for Yolanda victims

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13 November 2013

Salvar Samar: Accepting donations for ’Yolanda’ victims

The Office of Senator Pia S. Cayetano is coordinating relief efforts and accepting donations for the victims of super typhoon Yolanda.

The relief drive is part of a multi-sectoral effort, ‘Salvar S...

Protect OFWs’ rights amid Saudi crackdown

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6 November 2013


Sen. Pia: Protect OFWs’ rights amid Saudi visa crackdown


Senator Pia S. Cayetano today said the Philippine government must ensure that the rights of all undocumented Filipinos in Saudi Arabia are recognized and respected in the wake of the Saudi gov...

Sen.Pia: Support the ‘Girl Declaration’

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11 October 2013

International Day of the Girl Child
Sen.Pia urges support for the ‘Girl Declaration’

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today said the government should look into the situation of Filipino adolescent girls who are exposed to poverty and various forms of ab...