Laws by Pia Cayetano

Senator Pia S. Cayetano returns to the Philippine Senate in the 18th Congress after serving as Taguig City 2nd district representative and Deputy Speaker at the House of Representatives in the 17th Congress. Previously, she served for two full terms in the Senate from the 13th to 16th Congress (2010-2016).

Cayetano has championed several landmark laws benefiting the Filipino family, including women, children and youth, elderly, and the marginalized sectors. Here is a summary of her body of work as a member of the Philippine Congress (updated as of August 4, 2019):

LATEST LAW PASSED

  • RA 11358: The National Vision Screening Act

https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/2019/07/31/republic-act-no-11358/

  • RA 11333: The National Museum of the Philippines Act

https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/downloads/2019/04apr/20190426-RA-11333-RRD.pdf

  • RA 11210: 105-Day Expanded Maternity Leave Act

https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/downloads/2019/02feb/20190220-RA-11210-RRD.pdf

WOMEN AND CHILDREN

  • RA 9710: Magna Carta of Women

https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/2009/08/14/republic-act-no-9710/

  • RA 9858: Child Legitimation Born to Parents Below Marrying Age

http://senate.gov.ph/republic_acts/ra%209858.pdf

  • RA 10165: Foster Care Act

https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/2012/07/02/republic-act-no-10165/

  • RA 10398: National Consciousness Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women and Children

http://senate.gov.ph/republic_acts/ra%2010398.pdf

  • RA 10572: Amending Articles 73 and 111 of the Family Code

https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/2013/05/24/republic-act-no-10572/

  • RA 10655: Repealing the Crime of Premature Marriage

https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/2015/03/13/republic-act-no-10655/

  • RA 10661: National Children’s Month

https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/2015/05/29/republic-act-no-10661/

  • RA 10821: Children’s Emergency Relief and Protection Act

https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/2016/05/18/republic-act-no-10821/

  • RA 10906: Anti-Mail Order Spouse Act

http://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/downloads/2016/07jul/20160721-RA-10906-BSA.pdf

HEALTH

  • RA 9439: Anti Hospital Detention Law

http://senate.gov.ph/republic_acts/ra%209439.pdf

  • RA 9482: National Anti-Rabies Act

https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/2007/05/25/republic-act-no-9482/

  • RA 9502: Universally Accessible Cheaper and Quality Medicines Act

https://www.doh.gov.ph/sites/default/files/policies_and_laws/RA9502.pdf

  • RA 9711: Food and Drugs Administration Act

https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/2009/08/18/republic-act-no-9711/

  • RA 10028: Expanded Breastfeeding Promotion Act

https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/2010/03/16/republic-act-no-10028/

  • RA 10069: National Health Workers’ Day Act

http://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/2010/04/06/republic-act-no-10069/

  • RA 10152: Mandatory Infants and Children Health Immunization Act

https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/2011/06/21/republic-act-no-10152/

  • RA 10345: Increasing Bed Capacity of the Quirino Memorial Medical Center

https://www.doh.gov.ph/sites/default/files/policies_and_laws/ra%2010345.pdf

  • RA 10351: Sin Tax Reform Act

https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/2012/12/19/republic-act-no-10351/

  • RA 10355: Increasing Bed Capacity of Jose B. Lingad Memorial General Hospital

http://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/2013/01/09/republic-act-no-10355/

  • RA 10354: Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act

https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/2012/12/21/republic-act-no-10354/

  • RA 10526: Liver Cancer and Viral Hepatitis Awareness and Prevention Month Act

https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/2013/04/23/republic-act-no-10526/

  • RA 10532: Philippine National Health Research System Act

https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/2013/05/07/republic-act-no-10532/

  • RA 10606: National Health Insurance Act

https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/2013/06/19/republic-act-no-10606/

  • RA 10643: Graphic Health Warnings Law

https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/2014/07/15/republic-act-no-10643/

  • RA 10747: Rare Disease Act

https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/2016/03/03/republic-act-no-10747/

  • RA 11036: Mental Health Law

http://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/downloads/2018/06jun/20180620-RA-11036-RRD.pdf

  • RA 11166: Philippine HIV and AIDS Policy Act

https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/2018/12/20/republic-act-no-11166/

EDUCATION

  • RA 9500: University of the Philippines Charter

https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/2008/04/19/republic-act-no-9500/

  • RA 10410: Early Years Act

https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/2013/03/26/republic-act-no-10410/

  • RA 10647: Ladderized Education Act

https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/2014/11/21/republic-act-no-10647/

  • RA 10648: Iskolar ng Bayan

https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/2014/11/27/republic-act-no-10648/

  • RA 10650: Open Distance Learning Act

https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/2014/12/09/republic-act-no-10650/

  • RA 10665: Open High School System Act

https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/2015/07/09/republic-act-no-10665/

  • RA 10687: Unified Student Financial Assistance System for Tertiary Education Act (UniFAST)

https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/2015/10/15/republic-act-no-10687/

  • RA 10679: Youth Entrepreneurship Act

https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/2015/08/27/republic-act-no-10679/

  • RA 10743: National Teacher’s Day

https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/2016/01/29/republic-act-no-10743/

ENVIRONMENT

  • RA 9367: Biofuels Act

https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/2007/01/12/republic-act-no-9367/

  • RA 9483: Oil Pollution Compensation Act

https://www.senate.gov.ph/republic_acts/ra%209483.pdf

  • RA 9512: Environmental Awareness and Education Act

https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/2008/12/12/republic-act-no-9512/

  • RA 9513: Renewable Energy Act

https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/2008/12/16/republic-act-no-9513/

Declared Protected Areas:

  • RA 9494: Mimbilisan Protected Landscape Act

https://www.senate.gov.ph/republic_acts/ra%209494.pdf

  • RA 9486: Central Cebu Protected Landscape

https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/2007/06/07/republic-act-no-9486/

  • RA 9847: Mt. Banahaw San Cristobal Protected Landscape

http://senate.gov.ph/republic_acts/ra%209847.pdf

  • RA 10067: Tubbataha Reef Natural Park

http://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/2010/04/06/republic-act-no-10067/

SPORTS

  • RA 10676: Student-Athlete Protection Act

https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/2015/08/26/republic-act-no-10676/

  • RA 10699: National Athletes and Coaches Benefits and Incentives Act

https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/2015/11/13/republic-act-no-10699/

OTHER IMPORTANT LAWS

  • RA 9415: Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation – Land Parcel

http://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/2007/03/25/republic-act-no-9415/

  • RA 9946: Judiciary Retirement Benefits

https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/2010/01/13/republic-act-no-9946/

  • RA 9994: Expanded Senior Citizens Act

https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/2010/02/15/republic-act-no-9994/

  • RA 9995: Anti-Photo and Video Voyeurism Act

http://www.dict.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/RA-9995-Anti-Photo-and-Video-Voyeurism-Act.pdf

  • RA 10070: Establishment of Persons with Disability Affairs Office

http://www.ncda.gov.ph/disability-laws/republic-acts/republic-act-no-10070/

  • RA 10364: Expanded Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act

https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/2013/02/06/republic-act-no-10364/

  • RA 10911: Anti-Age Discrimination in Employment Act

http://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/downloads/2016/07jul/20160721-RA-10911-BSA.pdf

LEGISLATION

HEALTH

RA 10354 Reproductive Health Law

RA 10351 Sin Tax Reform Act

RA 10606 National Health Insurance Act

RA 10643 Graphic Health Warning Law

RA 10152 Mandatory Infants and Children Health Immunization Act

RA 10532 Philippine National Health Research System Act

RA 9711 Food and Drugs Administration Act

RA 9502 Universally Accessible Cheaper and Quality Medicines Act

RA 9482 National Anti-Rabies Act

RA 10526 Liver Cancer and Viral Hepatitis Awareness and Prevention Month Act

RA 10069 National Health Workers’ Day Act

RA 10345 Increasing Bed Capacity of the Quirino Memorial Medical Center

RA 10355 Increasing Bed Capacity of Jose B. Lingad Memorial General

RA 10747 Rare Disease Act 

WOMEN & CHILDREN

RA 10028 Expanded Breastfeeding Promotion Act

RA 9710 Magna Carta of Women

RA 10165 Foster Care Act

RA 10661 National Children’s Month 

RA 10398 National Consciousness Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women & Children 

 

AMENDMENTS TO FAMILY CODE:

An Act Ensuring the Fundamental Equality of Men and Women under the Laws of Marriage and Family Relations  

RA 10572 Amending Articles 73 and 111 of the Family Code (Disposition of exclusive property by either spouse)

Amendments to Revised Penal Code

Repealing the Crime of Premature Marriage 

EDUCATION

RA 10647 Ladderized Education Act

RA 10650 Open Distance Learning Act

RA 10665 Open High School System Act

RA 10648 Iskolar ng Bayan Act

RA 10669 Jesse Robredo Day

RA 10687 Unified Student Financial System for Tertiary Education Act (UniFAST)

RA 10676 Student-Athlete Protection Action

National Teacher’s Day (For enrollment)

RA 10716 An Act Changing the Name of Batasan Hills National High School to Corazon C. Aquino National High School

 

NUMBER OF LOCAL BILLS SPONSORED: 28 

MARGINALIZED SECTOR

RA 10070 Establishment of Persons with Disability Affairs Office Act

RA 9994 Expanded Senior Citizens Act

RA 10911 Anti-Age Discrimination in Employment Act 

ENVIRONMENT

RA 9513 Renewable Energy Act

RA 9512 Environmental Awareness and Education Act

RA 9483 Oil Pollution Compensation Act

 

LAWS DECLARING PROTECTED AREAS:

RA 10067 Tubbataha Reef Natural Park

RA 9847 Mt. Banahaw San Cristobal Protected Landscape 

RA 9846 Central Cebu Protected Landscape