New law to set up ‘virtual classrooms’...

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News Release
17 December 2014

Sen. Pia welcomes signing of Open Distance Learning Act
OFWs, PWDs, working students seeking further studies seen to benefit from ‘virtual classrooms’ across the country

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today welcomed the enactment of the Open Distance Learning Act (Republic Act 10650) – the third in a series of education reform measures passed by the Commit...

On National Children’s Day...

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On National Children’s Day
Sponsorship Speech

By Senator Pia S. Cayetano
Senate Plenary Session
09 December 2014

Mr. President, esteemed colleagues,

I rise today to sponsor Committee Report No. 88, which seeks to declare November 20 of every year as National Children’s Day and a special working holiday to coincide with Universal Children’s Day.

Currently, the Council...

Sen.Pia hails Vigan win in New7Wonders poll...

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09 December 2014

Sen. Pia: Vigan’s selection in New7Wonders Cities search affirms importance of heritage conservation

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today hailed the selection of Vigan City in the New7Wonders Cities search, saying its recognition among the most admired cities in the world should be a source of pride, not only for the Ilocano people, but for all Filipinos here and abroad.


Iskolar ng Bayan to democratize access to SUCs...

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07 December 2014

‘Iskolar ng Bayan’ Act to democratize access to state universities
Sen. Pia: Newly signed law to offer scholarships to the top ten graduates of public high schools

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today said the top ten graduates of public high schools across the country would soon be eligible for scholarships to State Universities and Colleges (SUCs).


New education law to empower workers...

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06 December 2014

Ladderized Education Act to empower workers
New law allows ‘tech-voc’ graduates to earn units for an undergraduate degree

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today hailed the passage of the ‘Ladderized Education Act of 2014′ which she said seeks to empower workers by making tertiary education more accessible to them.

Cayetano said that under the n...

PSC hit for sad state of PH team sports...

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Philippine Sports Commission hit for sad state of PH team sports
By Leila B. Salaverria
Reposted from the Philippine Daily Inquirer
27 November 2014

The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) has come under fire in the Senate for allegedly failing to develop promising Filipino athletes and keepi...

DOH must explain if protocols were violated...

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Office of Senator Pia S. Cayetano
News Release
19 November 2014

How Sen. Pia would greet Sec. Garin at the Senate

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today said it is the responsibility of the officials of Department of Health (DoH) who recently paid a visit to the 133 Filipino peacekeepers under quarantine, to explain to the public whether their actions were aboveboard, or to clarify whether quarantine protocols...

Sen.Pia seeks review of Sin Tax Reform Law

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News Release
13 January 2014

Where are billions in sin tax collections going?
Sen. Pia seeks review of status of Sin Tax Reform Law

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today said the government must explain to the public how it is spending billions of pesos in incremental revenues from higher sin taxes whi...

On the September school opening

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New Release
8 January 2014
Sen. Pia: Proposal to revise school calendar needs careful study, consultations

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

“I am open to a discussion on the pros and cons of moving the opening of classes...

Sen.Pia hails P1-B outlay for UP in 2014 budget

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11 December 2013

Sen. Pia hails inclusion of P1-B capital outlay for UP in P2.2-T budget for 2014; P275-M also added as capital outlay for PGH

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today welcomed the inclusion of a P1-billion allocation for the capital outlay of the University of the Philippines (UP) in the ...

PH athletes praised, sports officials slammed

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News Release
9 December 2013

Sen. Pia throws support for PH athletes in SEA Games; slams PH sports officials

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today expressed praise and threw her support for the 210 Filipino athletes competing at the 27th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, which will officially kick off in Myanmar on...

UP’s zero outlay in 2014 budget scored

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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 ...