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Pia Cayetano yet to decide whether to appeal SC ruling on RH law

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Senator Pia Cayetano. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Advocates of the controversial Reproductive Health (RH) law that was declared constitutional by the Supreme Court have yet to decide whether or not to appeal the eight provisions of the law stricken down by the high court, Senator Pia Cayetano said on Wednesday.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Vendors may sell by cigarettes but must carry graphic health warning

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Vendors could still hawk cigarettes by stick if they came with packaging bearing health warnings, Sen. Pia Cayetano said.

Posted: March 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Where did sin taxes go? Pia Cayetano asks

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Senator Pia Cayetano. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Sen. Pia Cayetano is asking Congress to inquire into whether the P91-billion revenue from the Sin Tax Reform Act went to their intended beneficiaries in 2013, the first year of its implementation.

Posted: January 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Outlay for UP a pittance–Pia Cayetano

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The P400-million capital outlay for the University of the Philippines in 2014 is a “pittance,” especially since it has lost a source of its funding—the pork barrel of legislators, Sen. Pia Cayetano said Sunday.

Posted: December 9th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Science chief retracts statement, clears Lacson, Pia Cayetano

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A day after being publicly contradicted by Sen. Pia Cayetano and former Sen. Panfilo Lacson, Science Secretary Mario Montejo retracted the statement he made at a Senate budget hearing on Monday that the two senators had augmented the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) budget through Malacañang’s controversial scheme, the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP).

Posted: October 10th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Cayetano denies authorizing release of P10-M funds to DOST

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Senator Pia Cayetano. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senator Pia Cayetano on Tuesday denied authorizing the release of P10 million funds to the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) through the controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP).

Posted: October 8th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Pia Cayetano, Lagman defend RH law

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PH law authors Sen Pia Cayetano (left) and Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman

The two legislators who authored the reproductive health (RH) legislation pleaded Tuesday with the Supreme Court to uphold the constitutionality of the suspended law, with Sen. Pia Cayetano arguing, among other things, that those challenging it had a “low” regard for women.

Posted: August 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

3 years on, breast-feeding law not fully followed

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Senator Pia Cayetano. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Three years after the Expanded Breast-Feeding Promotion Act was signed into law, many commercial establishments and work places still have not put up lactation stations that provide privacy and comfort for breast-feeding mothers and their infants.

Posted: August 2nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Pia Cayetano laments SC order on RH law

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Senator Pia Cayetano. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Women will continue to be vulnerable to maternal health complications after the Supreme Court extended indefinitely the status quo ante (SQA) order stopping the government from implementing the Reproductive Health (RH) Law, Sen. Pia Cayetano said on Wednesday.

Posted: July 18th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

2 options on pork: Put more safeguards or scrap it

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Senator Pia Cayetano. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Sen. Pia Cayetano on Tuesday made a case for the abolition of the congressional pork barrel if the safeguards meant to prevent their misuse have proven ineffective in cases like the P10-billion funds scandal involving the fraudulent release of pork barrel money to bogus nongovernment organizations (NGOs).

Posted: July 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Age doesn’t matter, says Cayetano in anti-discrimination in work bill

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A bill that will prohibit and penalize employers who will decline any application or forcibly lay off a worker on the basis of age and other forms of discrimination has been filed at the Senate.

Posted: July 16th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Pia Cayetano’s bill promotes working from home, efficient transport

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Sen. Pia Cayetano has filed a bill that would institutionalize telecommuting, or working online from home, to help decongest the country’s busiest thoroughfares such as those found in Metro Manila.

Posted: July 14th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Pro-RH senator unfazed: ‘Nothing new in anti-RH arguments at SC’

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Senator Pia Cayetano. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The sponsor in the Senate of the questioned Reproductive Health Law dismissed as old hat the arguments presented to the Supreme Court by anti-RH law petitioners during the first round of oral arguments on the constitutionality of the controversial measure.

Posted: July 10th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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