World health leaders hail PH for passing RH Law...

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News Release
28 May 2015

Philippines hailed by global health leaders for RH Law passage

An assembly of global health leaders has recognized the Philippines for passing a landmark law that would increase people’s access to family planning and reproductive health services.

The Philippines, together with Uruguay and Senegal, were chosen as this year’s recipients of the Resolve Awards in ceremonies l...

Sen.Pia slams ‘whimsical’ MMDA order...

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19 May 2015

Senator Pia slams MMDA for ‘whimsical’ memorandum circular restricting running events on Roxas Boulevard

Senator Pia S. Cayetano has called on the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) to suspend the implementation of its controversial memorandum circular which she said would “arbitrarily restrict” the staging of running events along Roxas Boulevard.

The s...

Sen.Pia wants burning e-jeep incident probed...

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17 May 2015

Citing public safety, Sen.Pia calls on DOTC, LTFRB to probe burning e-jeep incident

“What now, LTFRB?”

Thus asked Senator Pia S. Cayetano, as she called on the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) and the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) to investigate what caused a passenger electric jeepney (e-jeep) to catch fire and burn do...

Partnership to build sports complex in UP hailed...

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13 May 2015

Sen.Pia hails partnership to develop world-class sports complex in UP Diliman

“Finally, a modern football field for the Iskolar ng Bayan.”

Thus said Senator Pia S. Cayetano, as she hailed efforts to build a world-class football field and track oval inside the University of the Philippines (UP) campus in Diliman, Quezon City.

Through the initiative of Cayetano, t...

Sen.Pia: Job fairs on Labor Day are okay, but.....

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01 May 2015

Labor Day: Sen.Pia renews call for passage of the Anti-Age Discrimination in Employment Act

Job fairs organized by government agencies and private firms have become staple activities every year on Labor Day. But how many jobseekers above thirty years old actually get hired in these fairs?

Thus asked Senator Pia S. Cayetano, as she reiterated her call for an end to age discrim...

Legalizing divorce: Is Congress ready?...

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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...

Senate OKs repeal of antiwomen law

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Senate OKs repeal of antiwomen law

By Leila B. Salaverria
Reposted from the Philippine Daily Inquirer
01 August 2014

MANILA, Philippines – The Senate has approved on third and final reading a bill that will repeal the Revised Penal Code provision that makes it a crime for widows to remarry within 301...

Senate passes four education bills

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Senate approves four bills seeking to make post-HS education accessible

Reposted from GMA News Online
30 July 2014

The Senate on Wednesday approved on third and fi...

Respect names of heroes, historical sites

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18 June 2014

Sen. Pia: Show some respect! Don’t desecrate names of heroes, historical sites

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today blasted the bid of a local liquor making company to register the names of several historical figures and places as brands for its alcoholic beverage products.

The Cha...

“Pinoy Big Brother crossed the line”

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9 June 2014

Sen. Pia: “PBB crossed the line”

“Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) crossed the line.” This was the assertion of Sen. Pia S. Cayetano, Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Women, Family Relations and Gender Relations, in reference to the June 4 episode of the reality t...

Landmark approval seen for Graphic Health Warning Bill

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31 May 2014

Sen.Pia sees Senate passage of Graphic Health Warning Bill

As Philippines observes World No Smoking Day on May 31, No Smoking Month and the opening of classes in June

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today said the proposed measure that will require cigarette packs in th...

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...