Kicking off her bid to return to national politics, Taguig City representative Pia Cayetano rode a bike on Tuesday, October 16, to file her certificate of candidacy (COC) for senator.
Cayetano, who is also Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, was joined by supporters from Taguig for the bike ride that started from Kilometer Zero in Rizal Park to the COMELEC headquarters in Intramuros, Manila.
She told reporters that riding her bike symbolizes her call for sustainable transportation, including safe bike lanes in urban centers.
The former two-term senator is known to have led some of the toughest battles to pass contentious legislation in Congress, including the country’s very first Reproductive Health Act, the Graphic Health Warning Act, and Sin Tax Reform Law.
As a member of the House, Cayetano recently helped pass the 105 Days Expanded Maternity Leave Bill, which was subsequently ratified by both chambers of Congress.
She also stood for the Foreign Divorce and Dissolution of Marriage bills which were approved by the House in a historic vote last March. Both measures remain pending in the Senate.
She vowed to continue her work for women, children, family and the marginalized sectors once elected back to the Senate.
‘In the same way that I pursued in the House what I did not finish in the Senate, I’ll continue in the Senate what I wasn’t able to get done in the House. These are a package of reform measures for women, children, and the family,” she said.
Cayetano is running under the banner of the Nacionalista Party, which has formed an alliance with the Hugpong ng Pagbabago of Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, to field common candidates in the 2019 national and local polls. #