Cayetano, Pilar Juliana “Pia” S. (Nacionalista)

Cayetano, Pilar Juliana “Pia” S. (Nacionalista)

PERSONAL DETAILS

Age: 52

Place of Residence: Taguig City, NCR

Political Party: Nacionalista

Incumbent Senator: No

Terms as Senator: 2 (June 30, 2004 - June 30, 2016)

 

FAMILY MEMBERS IN OFFICE

N/A

 

SALIENT ISSUES AND POSITION

Divorce: for

Federalism: for

Death penalty: for

BBL: against

 

POLICY FOCUS/PLATFORM

Women, children and elderly

Reproductive health

Sports, healthy lifestyle and proper nutrition

Increased tobacco taxation

HIV-AIDS policy

Environmental awareness

Affordable and quality drugs

Presyo, Trabaho, Kita (PTK)

 

EDUCATION

Tertiary: Bachelor of Arts in Economics, University of the Philippines Diliman (1985, cum laude)

Graduate Studies: Bachelor of Laws, University of the Philippines College of Law (1991, No.7 of graduating class)

Honorary Degrees:

Others:

 

AFFILIATIONS

Founder, Pinay In Action

Founder, Gabriel’s Symphony Foundation, Inc.

Founder, Compañero Rene Cayetano Foundation

Spokesperson, Philippine Cancer Society

Spokesperson, Samahan Laban sa Pekeng Gamot

Spokesperson, Universal Birth Registration Project

 

GOVERNMENT EXPERIENCE

Executive

N/A

Legislative

Representative, Second District of Taguig, 2016 - Present (Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives)

Senator, Senate of the Philippines, 2004 - 2016

Chairperson, Philippine Senate Committee on Health and Demography, 2010 - 2016

Chairperson, Philippine Senate Committee on Youth, Women and Family Relations, 2010 - 2016

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

Chairperson, Committee on Environment and Natural Resources, Senate of the Philippines, 2004 - 2008

Chairperson, Committee on Health and Demography, Senate of the Philippines, 2004 - 2008

Co-Chairperson, Joint Congressional Oversight Committee on the Philippine Clean Air Act of 1999, 2004 - 2008

Co-Chairperson, Joint Congressional Oversight Committee on the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000, 2004 - 2008

Co-Chairperson, Joint Congressional Oversight Committee on the Philippine Clean Water Act of 2004, 2004 - 2008

Assistant Majority Floor Leader, Senate of the Philippines, 2004 - 2007

Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)

President, Coordinating Committee of Women Parliamentarians Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), 2008 - 2010

First Vice President, Coordinating Committee of Women Parliamentarians Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), 2006 - 2008

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

Judiciary

N/A

Local Government

N/A

 

LEGISLATIVE WORK

Personally authored bills passed into law

Total bills passed into law: 44

Important legislation:

Name/number of bill or law, what the law does or the bill will do

RA 10354 Reproductive Health Law: provides women with access to information and health care services to realize their reproductive health rights

RA 10351 Sin Tax Reform Act : generates additional revenue for the country’s healthcare system, while also discouraging Filipinos from the unhealthy behaviors of smoking and excessive drinking

RA 10643 Graphic Health Warning Act: requires all cigarette packages sold in the market to bear picture-based warnings on the hazardous effects of smoking

RA 10699 National Athletes, Coaches and Trainers Benefits and Incentives Act:expands the coverage of incentives granted to national athletes, coaches and trainers and repealing the purpose of RA 9064 “National Athletes, Coaches and Trainers Benefits and Incentives Act of 2001”

RA 10648 “Iskolar ng Bayan” Act: mandates all State Colleges and Universities to annually confer automatic admission and provide scholarship grants to the top 10 public high school students of their graduating class

RA 11166 Philippine HIV and AIDS Policy Act: aims to prevent the spread of HIV and to take care of Filipinos living with AIDS

RA 9994 Expanded Senior Citizens Act

RA 9711 Food and Drugs Administration Act

RA 9710 Magna Carta of Women

RA 9502 Universally Accessible Cheaper and Quality Medicines Act

RA 9512 Environmental Awareness and Education Act

 

SOURCES

Senate of the Philippines. (n.d.). Senator Pia S. Cayetano. Retrieved from Senate of the Philippines List of Previous Senators: https://www.senate.gov.ph/senators/sen_bio/pcayetano_bio.asp

Senate of the Philippines. (n.d.). Senate of the Philippines. Retrieved from Legislative Documents (Bills 13th to 16th Congress): https://www.senate.gov.ph/lis/leg_sys.aspx?congress=17&type=bill

Evangelista, Alex. “Where do 2019 senatorial bets stand on key national issues?”. Rappler, 27 Oct. 2018, https://www.rappler.com/newsbreak/iq/214974-where-senatorial-bets-stand-key-issues-philippines. Accessed 21 Feb 2019.

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