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CREATE NAT’L COVID-19 CENTER – PACQUIAO

Senator Manny Pacquiao is proposing the immediate establishment of a national single facility for the treatment of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients in the country. “There is an urgent need to establish a single facility for all COVID-19 patients,” Pacquiao said in filing Senate Bill No. 1445. “This measure seeks to preempt the spread of […]

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BICAM APPROVES BILL RAISING TAXES ON ALCOHOL, E-CIGARETTES – SEN. CAYETANO, REP. SALCEDA

The bicameral (bicam) conference committee approved the proposed measure seeking to increase taxes on alcoholic drinks, heated tobacco products, and vapor cigarettes. In an interview after the bicam meeting, Senator Pia Cayetano and Albay Rep. Joey Salceda said the reconciled version of Senate Bill No. 1074 and House Bill No. 1026 is expected to give […]

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30TH SEA GAMES SHOWCASED SKILL, ABILITY OF FILIPINO ATHLETES TO WIN AS ONE – SEN. CAYETANO

“We won as one!” The greatest takeaway from the country’s successful hosting of the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, according to Senator Pia Cayetano, was the opportunity to showcase the skill and ability of Filipino athletes to win as one – not just before their home crowd but to the entire region. Cayetano was among […]

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PASS BILL TAXING E-CIGARETTES – SEN. CAYETANO

Senator Pia Cayetano said she will still push for the passage of a measure seeking to impose higher taxes on electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and vaping products. Cayetano made the statement following President Rodrigo Duterte’s directive to ban the use and importation of vaping devices. “The way I look at it is my work continues. Because […]

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THE SEA GAMES CAULDRON IS A WORK OF ART – SPEAKER CAYETANO

House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano defended the controversial P50-million cauldron for the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, saying it is a “symbol of the games” and a “work of art.” Cayetano, chairman of the Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee (Phisgoc), personally attended the Senate deliberation on the proposed budget of the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC). […]

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DUTERTE’S CERTIFICATION OF SIN TAX BILL AS URGENT IS MUCH APPRECIATED – SEN. CAYETANO

Senator Pia Cayetano has welcomed President Rodrigo Duterte’s certification of the Senate’s version of the sin tax bill as urgent. “I have always known that the President and I are aligned when it comes to regulating cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and alcohol products. But this certification is much appreciated because it sends a message to all the […]

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NAT’L VISION SCREENING PROGRAM TO HELP PROTECT EYESIGHT OF CHILDREN – SEN. CAYETANO

To fulfill the vision of a sustainable future for all Filipinos, government should work on ensuring quality and accessible eye care services for citizens that will help them achieve brighter and healthier lives. This was the message of Senator Pia Cayetano as the country marked World Sight Day on Thursday, October 10. Held every second […]

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SENATORS PUSH FOR TEACHERS’ SALARY HIKE

Several senators have joined the mounting call to increase the salaries of public school teachers in recognition of the critical role they play in the lives of the youth and in nation-building. Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri vowed to prioritize bills that propose pay hikes and additional grants for teachers that have been filed […]