Senate approves local school bills...

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News Release
02 February 2016

Senate proposes establishment, separation, renaming, conversion of schools

The Senate today approved on third and final reading several bills seeking the establishment, separation, renaming and conversion of a total of 41 public schools nationwide.

Sen. Pia Cayetano, chairperson of the Committee on Education, Arts and Culture, said the establishment of ...

Senate OKs 100 Days Maternity Leave Bill...

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News Release
18 January 2016
By Olive Caunan/Senate PRIB

Senate approves bill increasing maternity leave to 100 days

The Senate has approved on third and final reading a bill seeking to increase maternity leave for female employees in the public and private sectors to 100 days regardless of the mode of delivery.

Currently, our laws provide for 60 days of maternity leave for government employees...

P1-B RH budget cut a horrible precedent...

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Transcript of interview with Sen. Pia S. Cayetano

Topic: On the P1-B RH budget cut
Where: Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Date: 14 January 2016

Sen. Pia S. Cayetano (SPSC): Good morning. It’s very important that I raise this issue because the public should know that we, as legislators, cannot do our job well when we do not have the ...

Rejoinder on the P1-B RH budget cut...

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News Release
11 January 2016

Naglolokohan tayo dito!
Rejoinder on the P1-B cut in the RH budget
Statement of Senator Pia S. Cayetano
Principal Sponsor, Reproductive health Act

After looking into relevant documents, our office confirms the P1-billion cut in the DOH’s procurement of commodities under family health and responsible parenting. This was not the third reading version we ...

On the P1-B RH budget cut...

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News Release
07 January 2016

Statement of Senator Pia S. Cayetano
Principal Sponsor, Reproductive Health (RH) Act

“As the principal sponsor of the RH law, I am shocked that the RH budget was slashed by P1 billion. At every stage of the 2016 budget process, I had asked for details. This was work in progress and the detailed amendments were not readily available. Thus, we work on a basis of trust R...

Protect children during emergencies...

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Children’s Emergency Relief and Protection Act
Committee Report No. 338

Sponsorship Speech
By Senator Pia S. Cayetano
15 December 2015

Mr. President, esteemed colleagues,

Our Constitution mandates the State to defend the right of children to assistance, including proper care and nutrition, and special protection from all forms of neglect, abuse, cruelty, exploitation, and other...

Senate passes the Rare Disease Bill...

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News Release
14 December 2015
By Senate PRIB

Senate passes the Rare Disease Bill

The Senate today approved on third and final reading a bill that seeks to include the treatment of rare diseases in the health benefit package of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation.

Sen. Pia Cayetano, sponsor of Senate Bill No. 2990 or the Rare Disease Act, said the measure also seeks the inclusion...

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 ...

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 exp...

Sen.Flavier laid the foundation for RH, GHW laws

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Eulogy of Senator Pia Cayetano for the late Senator Juan Flavier
Philippine Senate
17 November 2014

My story starts in 2004 when I began my term as a senator. I sat in front as I still do now between the Majority Floor Leader and Senate President Pro Tempore. The SP Pro Tempore then was the honorable Sen. Juan...

Rizal shrine case elevated to int’l body

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News Release
10 November 2014

Sen. Pia elevates Rizal Monument desecration case to international body

Senator Pia S. Cayetano has elevated the issue of the desecration of the Rizal Monument before an international body tasked to identify and protect heritage sites around the world.

The senator i...

Sen.Pia bats for ‘culture of preparedness’

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8 November 2014

Preparedness and resilience:
Our armor against disasters, climate change

Statement of Sen. Pia S. Cayetano
On first year since supertyphoon ‘Yolanda’

“It has been one year since supertyphoon ‘Yolanda’ wreaked havoc on central ...

Sen. Pia backs mental health bill

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Sen. Pia Cayetano vows to file mental health bill
By Trisha Macas
Reposted from GMA News Online
30 October 2014

Senator Pia Cayetano told the attendees of the Second Heal...

NHCP can stop Torre construction

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News Release
30 October 2014

Sen. Pia: NHCP can issue cease order vs. Torre de Manila

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today threw her support behind the parallel inquiry being conducted by the House of Representatives on the construction of the controversial Torre de Manila high-rise condominium across Rizal Park in ...