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...

Sen.Pia rues fund delay for calamity-hit schools

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23 May 2015

Sen. Pia: It’s almost June, why the delay in the release of funds to rehabilitate Yolanda- and earthquake-hit schools?

Senator Pia S. Cayetano has pressed the panic button on the slow pace of repair and reconstruction work of school buildings that were devastated by last year...

Student-athletes bill advances in Senate

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21 May 2014

Sen. Pia: Bill protecting student-athletes advances in the Senate

A proposed measure seeking to prohibit residency rules which curtail the rights of the country’s student-athletes and prevent the commercialization of school athletic leagues has moved closer to being passed in the Se...

Respect RH rights, needs of pregnant inmates

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20 May 2014

Sen. Pia: Respect the maternal health rights, needs of pregnant inmates; Andrea Rosal must be allowed to attend daughter’s wake and burial

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today raised questions on the circumstances that led to the death of the newborn baby of political prisoner Andrea Rosal...

On GHW: Health benefits to outweigh lost revenues

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Highlights of the interpellation
Graphic Health Warning Bill (Senate Bill No.27)
Continuation of the period of Interpellation
May 7, 2014

Sponsor: Senator Pia S. Cayetano (PSC)
Interpellator: Senator Juan Ponce Enrile (JPE)
Presiding Officer: Read More »

SC victory, RH law, and amazing women

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SC victory, RH law and amazing women
Senator Pia S. Cayetano
April 9, 2014

By a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court declared the Reproductive Health Law as constitutional. This is the final victory of a long-fought battle – one that lasted almost two decades and several Congresses – to provide Filipinos ...

Sen.Pia open to amending GHW bill

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March 14, 2014 

Sen. Pia open to ‘reasonable’ amendments to Graphic Health Warning bill 

Senator Pia S. Cayetano is willing to accommodate amendments to the Graphic Health Warning (GHW) bill that would ‘reasonably’ adjust the periods of compliance for cigarette manufacturers to place pi...

AirAsia Zest asked to apologize for offensive ad

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March 4, 2014

Sen.Pia to AirAsia Zest: Apologize for ‘anti-women’ radio ad

Senator Pia S. Cayetano on Monday called on an airline company to issue a public apology over a radio advertisement promoting its ticket sale, which she said contained derogatory remarks on women.

In a privilege...