Curriculum Vitae



Curriculum Vitae

I. Personal information

Nationality: Filipino

Date of birth: March 22, 1966

Place of birth: Michigan, USA


II. Employment

July 2022 – June 2025

Member, Philippine Senate, 19th Congress


Chair, Committee on Sustainable Development Goals, Innovation, and Futures Thinking

Senior Vice-Chair, Senate Committee on Finance

Vice-Chair, Senate Committee on Health and Demography

Vice-Chair, Senate Committee on Environment, Natural Resources, and Climate Change

Vice-Chair, Senate Committee on Civil Service, Government Reorganization, and Professional Regulation

Vice Chair, Senate Committee on Science and Technology


Work address:

 Office of Senator Pia S. Cayetano – Room 510, Senate of the Philippines, GSIS Bldg., Financial Center, Diokno Blvd., Pasay City


III. Past Positions and Affiliations:

A. Government positions

July 2019 – June 2023

Member, Philippine Senate, 18th Congress

Chair, Committee on Ways and Means

Chair, Committee on Sustainable Development Goals, Innovation, and Futures Thinking

Vice Chair, Committee on Finance (Chairperson of the Sub-Committee D on the Budget of Health and Education sectors and Cultural agencies)

Vice-Chair, Senate Committee on Health and Demography


July 2016 – June 2019

Member, House of Representatives, 17th Congress

Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives

Representative, 2nd District of Taguig City


July 2004 – June 2016

Member, Philippine Senate, 13th to 16th Congress

Chair, Senate Committee on Education, Arts and Culture

Chair, Senate Committee on Women, Children, Family Relations and Gender Equality

Vice-Chair, Senate Committee on Health and Demography

Chair, Senate Oversight Committee on Climate Change

Chair, Senate Oversight Committee on Bases Conversion


July 2010 – June 2013

Chair, Senate Committee on Health and Demography

Chair, Senate Committee on Youth, Women and Family Relations

Chair, Joint Congressional Oversight Committee on the Clean Water Act of 2004


November 2008 – June 2010

Chair, Senate Committee on Social Justice, Welfare and Rural Development


July 2004 – November 2008

Chair, Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources

Chair, Senate Committee on Health and Demography

Co-Chair, Joint Congressional Oversight Committee on the Philippine Clean Air Act of 1999

Co-Chair, Joint Congressional Oversight Committee on the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000

Co-Chair, Joint Congressional Oversight Committee on the Philippine Clean Water Act of 2004


July 2004 – July 2007

Assistant Majority Floor Leader, Senate of the Philippines


B. International and Local Affiliations

 1. 2022 Estoril Conferences

A platform to promote an open and impactful dialogue on global challenges to co-create effective coalitions for innovative solutions towards a sustainable and inclusive future for all.

2021 – 2022: Member, Advisory Council


2. Parliamentarians for Diabetes Global Network (PDGN)

The world’s first global network of politicians who champion diabetes prevention, early diagnosis, and the best treatments for all.

2021 – Present: Member


3. UNITE Parliamentarians for Global Health (formerly UNITE Global Parliamentarians Network to End Infectious Diseases)

A global network of parliamentarians working towards pandemic prevention, preparedness, and response; strengthening health systems; and  achieving equitable access to health.

April 2020 – Present: Chairperson, Asia and Pacific Regional Chapter


4. Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS)

A US Department of Defense institute that addresses regional and global security issues, inviting military and civilian representatives of the United States and Asia-Pacific nations to its comprehensive program of executive education and workshops, both in Hawaii and throughout the Indo-Pacific region.

2013 – Present: Fellow


5. Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)

The global organization of national parliaments. First established in 1889, IPU has 179 member parliaments.

April 2008 – April 2010: President, Coordinating Committee of Women Parliamentarians

April 2006 – April 2008: First Vice President, Coordinating Committee of Women Parliamentarians

April 2005: President, 10th Meeting of Women Parliamentarians 112th Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly


C. Socio-Civic Groups

1. Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) Philippines

A business network of leading entrepreneurs in 196 chapters and 62 countries. It leads business owners to greater business success and an enriched personal life.

2002 – 2005: Member


2. UP Delta Lambda Sigma Sorority

1990: Grand Archon


D. Private Sector

2012 – 2018: Part Owner, Maxicuisine, Inc. (Slice Café)

2001 – 2004: President, Maxi Group of Companies – Retailer and Distributor of educational toys, infant apparel and accessories

2000: General Counsel, Philweb Corporation

1996 – 2000: Legal and Corporate Affairs, Belle Corporation and its affiliates

1992 – 1995: Associate Lawyer, Castillo, Laman Tan, and Pantaleon Law Offices – Specialized in Corporate Law and Intellectual Property Law


IV. Academic Background

1991: Bachelor of Laws, College of Law, University of the Philippines

Graduated with academic distinction, in the Top 10 of her class; Member of the Honor Society, Order of the Purple Feather


1985: Bachelor of Arts in Economics, School of Economics, University of the Philippines

Graduated Cum Laude


V. Honors, Awards, Recognitions

2021: UP Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni Award

-For passing laws which safeguard the environment, and which benefit the welfare of the marginalized sectors, including women, children, the elderly, and the differently abled


2018: Sen. Geronima T. Pecson Award, Federation of Asia-Pacific Women’ Association

– For being elected the youngest Filipino woman in the history of the Philippine Senate and landmark contributions to Philippine legislation


2017: UP Gawad Oblation

– Highest honor given to alumni and friends of the University of the Philippines who have extended extraordinary service in the name of the university


2017: Distinguished Alumni Awardee

-Awarded by the UP School of Economics Alumni Association (UPSEAA)


2014: Jade Ribbon Award, Stanford University-based Asian Liver Center

– Cited for raising awareness on liver cancer and Hepatitis-B, and the passage of the Hepatitis-B Immunization Act


2013: Rising Star Award, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

– Cited for efforts in improving the health and wellbeing of women and girls by passing the Reproductive Health Law, Mandatory Immunization Law, and Expanded Breastfeeding Awareness and Promotion Law


VI. Advocacies

Founder, Pilipinas In Action (March 2020) – facilitates food pack donations to communities and sectors in need, and support to healthcare personnel and frontliners through meals, medical supplies/equipment, and bicycles for their personal transportation, following the declaration of enhanced community quarantine in Luzon amid the COVID-19 pandemic.


Founder, Pinay In Action (April 2015) – promotes the empowerment of women and young girls through sports, fitness, education, and awareness-raising; organizes sports clinics, tournaments, seminars, and other grassroots programs.


Founder, Gabriel’s Symphony Foundation, Inc. (December 2001) – supports free surgical operation for young children born with cleft lip and palate; organizes projects to help differently abled children and kids under difficult circumstances.

*updated August 17, 2022