Senator Pia Cayetano - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Senator Pia Cayetano


New law bars employers from hiring workers based on age

Aug 02, 2016 - 3:29 PM

UPDATED The Anti Age Discrimination in Employment Act seeks to promote equality in the workplace by mandating companies to hire workers based on their competence and not on their age

AGE DOESN'T MATTER. Companies are now prohibited from rejecting job applicants on the basis of their age under the 'Anti-Age Discrimination Law'.

Pia Cayetano to push for Palaro infrastructure funding

Apr 06, 2016 - 5:50 PM

How can we even say that this is Palarong Pambansa na ang nag pondo isang local government lang E di tawagin na lang natin Palarong Albay says Senator Pia Cayetano

'THIS IS A DISASTER.' Senator Pia Cayetano (second from right) speaks during the 2016 Palarong Pambansa press conference, emphasizing the need for funding local sports infrastructure for Palaro hosts. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

Senate approves bill for 100-day maternity leave

Jan 18, 2016 - 7:30 PM

A measure granting more days for maternity leave is approved on third and final reading

MATERNITY LEAVE. Senator Pia Cayetano's bill applies to female employees working in the government and the private sector

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Nov 20, 2015 - 6:40 PM

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UP, PNU to train public school teachers for senior high

Apr 16, 2015 - 5:00 PM

State universities plan to adopt smaller schools and train their master teachers on the new senior high school curriculum

Senators want Chinese, Spanish languages in K to 12 curriculum

Apr 15, 2015 - 8:00 PM

Educators say however that the government needs to first address the deteriorating English proficiency of public school students

K to 12: 80-hour subject on disaster readiness 'too much'?

Apr 15, 2015 - 2:04 PM

Senator Pia Cayetano asks: Why does the disaster readiness and risk reduction subject have the same hours as other mathematics and science subjects?

DISASTER READINESS. Filipino students cover their heads as they 'escape to a safer ground' during an earthquake preparedness drill at a community sitting on a fault-line in Quezon city, eastern Manila, Philippines, 19 March 2014. File photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

Many schools not yet training teachers for K to 12

Apr 14, 2015 - 9:57 PM

Senator Pia Cayetano is worried that schools only acknowledge that training is needed She says people need to see actual trainings happening now

IS PH READY? The Senate committee on education, arts and culture – chaired by Senator Pia Cayetano – conducts a hearing on the issues involving the implementation of the K to 12 Education program. Photo by Albert Calvelo/Senate PRIB

Breastfeeding a 'security issue'

Aug 13, 2014 - 8:01 PM

During emergency situations and calamities breast milk is also a mother’s best advantage and a baby’s best defense Cayetano says

Sen. Pia Cayetano lists projects funded under DAP

Jul 08, 2014 - 10:21 PM

Most of the P50 M DAP funds in 2013 went to the construction and rehabilitation of school facilities

File photo from Cayetano's Facebook page

Senate hearing: New rules for UAAP, student athletes sought

Apr 10, 2014 - 3:59 PM

Senator Pia Cayetano also seeks to shorten to one year the residency requirement before student athletes can transfer schools

STUDENT FIRST. Sen Pia Cayetano files a bill countering the UAAP's two-year residency rule for student-athletes. Photo by Romy Bugante/PRIB

#RHLaw: Next question for the justices

Jul 10, 2013 - 6:09 PM

Will the SC extend the SQAO? The justices will meet again on Tuesday July 16 or a day before the SQAO lapses

ORAL ARGUMENTS: Critics begin presenting arguments that RH law is unconstitutional. Photo by Arcel Cometa

Enrile-Cayetano Senate word war 'goes down to gutter'

Jan 23, 2013 - 10:49 PM

The Senate word war goes down to the gutter dragging a late senator and other personal issues

Cayetano: Issue won’t end until Senate opens books

Jan 23, 2013 - 10:23 PM

Sen Alan Peter Cayetano insists Enrile must release documents liquidating the cash gift

Plastics, rubbers and why senators voted on RH

Dec 18, 2012 - 9:52 AM

From plastics to rubbers to Victor Hugo senators offer funny and serious explanations in their RH bill vote

Senate RH bill saga reaches climax

Dec 16, 2012 - 6:41 PM

Monday’s vote in Senate is the culmination of a heated emotional and at times comical battle between supporters and critics of the one of the most divisive measures in Congress

'OVER AND OVER.' RH bill sponsors Senators Miriam Defensor Santiago and Pia Cayetano look forward to the vote on the measure after answering questions "over and over again" for more than a year. File photo from Cayetano's Facebook page

Impeachment goes 'green'

Mar 12, 2012 - 2:13 PM

The decision to do away with bottled water during the trial was prompted by a request of Sen Pia Cayetano