On the 100 millionth Filipino...

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On the 100 millionth Filipino
Privilege Speech
Senator Pia S. Cayetano
27 August 2014

Last month marked the birth of the one hundred millionth Filipino. The Philippines is now one of only twelve countries in the world with populations in excess of 100 million. [1]

Mr. President, it will be recalled that during the debates on the Reproductive Health Law, the relation between popu...

Senate to probe ‘Torre’ controversy...

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News Release
25 August 2014

Senate inquiry on ‘Torre de Manila’ to push through on Aug.27

The Philippine Senate is scheduled to probe another controversial building – this time a high-rise condominium that heritage activists and netizens warn will forever destroy the view of the historic monument of our national hero, Dr. Jose P. Rizal, at Luneta Park in Manila.

On Wednesday (August...

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...

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...

UAAP should comply with TRO

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UAAP should comply with TRO

Statement of Senator Pia S. Cayetano
On the Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) vs. UAAP re: Mikee Bartolome’s case
5 September 2013

“I am appalled by reports that the UAAP Board has chosen to defy the court’s order which prevents it from enforcing its two-year residency ...

Sen.Pia hails TRO vs UAAP rule

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News on Sen.Pia/Reposted from ABS-CBNNews.com

Cayetano hails TRO vs UAAP’s 2-yr residency rule
ABS-CBNnews.com, 03 September 2013

MANILA – Sen. Pia Cayetano hailed a Quezo...

UP swimmer takes UAAP rule to court

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News on Sen.Pia/Reposted from GMA News Online

With Senator Pia Cayetano’s support, UP swimmer files residency complaint vs UST, UAAP board

By JOB B. DE LEON, GMA News, August 30, 2013

The legal battle against the new UAAP residency rule has begun.

Former high school swimming MV...

On the RH Law oral arguments

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Highlights of interview: Sen. Pia S. Cayetano
Conclusion of the RH Law Oral Arguments
Supreme Court
27 August 2013

Question: About conscientious objection, pwede po ba talagang tumanggi ang doktor sa ilalim ng RH Law?

Sen. Pia S. Cayetano: Napaka-...

Highlights: RH Oral Arguments

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Note: To give the public an idea of what transpires at the RH Law oral arguments in the Supreme Court (since live feeds and media coverage are not allowed from the session hall), we are posting excerpts from Tuesday’s proceedings (August 13, 2013) where Sen. Pia Cayetano responds to questions from Associate Justic...

RH a necessity for poor women

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Senator Pia Cayetano stresses necessity of reproductive health to poor women
By Jamie Marie Elona
Reposted from INQUIRER.net
August 6, 2013

MANILA, Philippines—Senator Pia Cayetano reiterated Tuesday that the main objective of the stalled Reproductive Health law is to make quality health services neces...