Pinay In Action: PIA S. CAYETANO

Senator Pia S. Cayetano, also known as P.I.A. or ‘Pinay In Action,’ is one of the country’s leading advocates of health, education, women, and the family. PIA is credited for the passage of the country’s first Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act, and several other landmark measures.

A champion of women’s health and family welfare, PIA championed the Expanded Maternity Leave Act, Mandatory Infants Health Immunization Law, and the Expanded Breastfeeding Promotion Act. Her other legislative achievements include the Expanded Senior Citizens Act, Sin Tax Reform, and the Graphic Health Warning on Cigarette Packs Law.

A believer in education, PIA worked to make quality education accessible to all through the Ladderized Education Law, Open Distance Learning Act, and financial assistance to tertiary students through the Unifast Law. Outside the halls of Congress, PIA actively promotes health and wellness through Pinay In Action, her advocacy arm. She supports disadvantaged and differently abled children through Gabriel's Symphony Foundation. PIA is likewise a known biker, runner, and triathlete.

In July, 2019, PIA made her return to the Senate after placing fourth in the 2019 senatorial elections, where she garnered close to 20 million votes. Senator PIA draws inspiration from her experiences as a mother, athlete, and lawyer in advancing the rights and interest of the Filipino people.