Pia: PH vision should ensure care for people’s eyesight 

On World Sight Day, Senator Pia Cayetano stressed the need to protect the eyesight of all Filipinos – from young children to senior citizens.

Pia vows to increase funding for ‘Last Mile’ Schools 

Senator Pia S. Cayetano has vowed to increase from P1.5 billion to P15 billion the funding allocation for the Department of Education’s (DepEd) Last Mile Schools (LMS) Program in next year’s proposed P4.1-trillion national government budget.  Cayetano, the Senate Finance Committee vice chair, said the tenfold increase will benefit 830 Last Mile Schools located in … Continue reading News

Raising teachers’ pay to help affirm dignity of teaching 

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today said raising the compensation of teachers is the best affirmation of government’s high regard for the country’s educators and their contributions to nation-building.  The senator issued the statement in time for National Teachers’ Day, which is being observed on October 5 (Saturday). A staunch education advocate, Cayetano authored Senate Bill … Continue reading News

Pia: Congress has jurisdiction to tax e-cigarettes 

Amid rising concerns in many countries about the health risks of electronic cigarettes and vapes, Senator Pia S. Cayetano reiterated that Congress has the jurisdiction to impose higher taxes on these products as a means to regulate their use.   The chairperson of the Senate Committee on Ways and Means, Cayetano made the assertion at … Continue reading News

Pia: Let’s build a nation of winners! 

Co-sponsorship speech of Senator Pia S. Cayetano on Senate Bill No. 1086, establishing a Philippine High School for Sports Mr. President, This is a happy day for me because I drafted and filed this bill 9 years ago. I was so much younger then and ran so much faster. But so did the presiding officer.  … Continue reading News

Pia: PH is global ‘inuman’ champion; Sin Tax Reform to save lives 

The Senate Ways and Means Committee, under the chairmanship of Senator Pia S. Cayetano, has presented to the plenary Senate Bill No. 1074 seeking to increase excise taxes on sin products, with the objective of augmenting funds for universal health care and protecting citizens, particularly the youth, from the harmful effects of drinking and electronic … Continue reading News

As polio returns, Pia presses intensified info drive on vaccination 

Senator Pia S. Cayetano is strongly urging health officials to step up their efforts in convincing Filipino mothers to have their kids vaccinated, following the health department’s declaration of a polio epidemic in the country. The principal author and sponsor of the Mandatory Infants and Children Immunization Act (RA 10152), Cayetano expressed  alarm that the … Continue reading News

Pia: Finance panel approves 2020 budget for CHED, SUCs 

The Senate Finance Committee has approved on Thursday (Sept. 19) the proposed 2020 budget of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and 110 State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) in the country, following a subcommittee hearing led by Vice Chair Senator Pia S. Cayetano.  With the approval, CHED’s P40.78-billion proposed allocation for next year will be submitted for … Continue reading News

Pia: We need to put in more funding for higher education 

Transcript of interview with Senator Pia S. Cayetano, Senate Finance Committee Vice Chairperson. Topic: Budget hearing for the Commission on Higher Education and (CHED) and State Universities and Colleges (SUCs)   Q: Ma’am, please give us an overview of the hearing and your thoughts tungkol sa budget ng SUCs, ano ang next step ng committee? … Continue reading News

Pia on CITIRA: There’s no forever, but we must ensure certainty 

Transcript of interview with Ways and Means Committee Chair Pia S. Cayetano Topic: Corporate Income Tax and Incentive Rationalization Act (CITIRA) Bill Q: Regarding the CITIRA hearing, anong chances na makakalusot this session ang bill na ito? Senator Pia S. Cayetano (SPSC): Well, let me just give a very short statement. Love, just like business, is … Continue reading News