Senator Pia S. Cayetano


Senate Office:
Rm. 505 & 18 GSIS Bldg., Financial Center, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City
Trunk Lines: (632) 552-6601 to 70 loc. 5556 - 57 / 5565 / 5588
Direct Lines: (632) 552-6683 / (632) 552-9003
Telefax No.: (632) 552-6684
Email: pia@senatorpiacayetano.com
Website: www.senatorpiacayetano.com


Biography

Pinay In Action

Senator Pia S. Cayetano stands tall as a champion of women’s rights and staunch advocate of health. She is the youngest woman elected in the history of the Philippine Senate, and proof that there is no limit to what Filipino women can achieve.

Armed with the training of a lawyer, discipline of an athlete and heart of a mother, Senator Pia excelled in her first term in the Senate and was re-elected to a second term in 2010.

In her nine years of public service, she has pushed for the passage of several measures benefitting women, children and the elderly, while also working to improve public health and social services for the poor and marginalized.

Most recently, Senator Pia worked for the passage of three landmark laws. She sponsored and fought for the passage of the Reproductive Health Act (RA 10354), a measure that had previously languished in Congress for 14 years. The new law seeks to provide women and families with access to information and services on reproductive health. The senator also fought for the Sin Tax Reform Act (RA 10351) which seeks to generate additional revenues to boost the funding for the country’s healthcare system, even while discouraging Filipinos from the unhealthy behaviors of smoking and drinking. Her third measure is the National Health Insurance Act of 2013 (RA 10606) which seeks the inclusion of the lowest income segments of the population in the PhilHealth system.

Her other legislative accomplishments include: The Foster Care Act (RA 10165); Mandatory Infants and Children Health Immunization Act (RA 10152); Expanded Breastfeeding Promotion Act (RA 10028); Establishment of Persons with Disability Affairs Office Act (RA 10070); Expanded Senior Citizens Act (RA 9994); Food and Drugs Administration Act (RA 9711); Magna Carta of Women (RA 9710); Universally Accessible Cheaper and Quality Medicines Act (RA 9502); National Anti-Rabies Act (RA 9482); and the Environmental Awareness and Education Act (RA 9512).

Senator Pia has also excelled as an international parliamentarian. She is the first Filipina and Asian in the history of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) to be elected president of the Committee of Women Parliamentarians, a position she held from 2008-2010. Recently, she was given the ‘Rising Star’ award from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation at the 3rd Women Deliver Conference held in Malaysia last May, in recognition of her efforts to pass the RH Law and advance women’s rights and welfare.

Outside the Senate halls, Senator Pia promotes her advocacies through Pinay In Action, which promotes women empowerment; Bike for Hope, which espouses care for the environment and healthy lifestyle; and Gabriel’s Symphony Foundation, which helps children with disabilities and special needs. She actively joins local and international marathons, duathlons, triathlons and Ironman competitions, and is an active supporter of student athletes and amateur sports.

A mother, triathlete, entrepreneur and public servant, Senator Pia is driven by the same passion that has made her among the country’s most accomplished leaders. The daughter of the late Senator ‘Compañero’ Rene L. Cayetano has come into her own, making her mark as the Senate’s ‘Pinay In Action.’

 

CURRICULUM VITAE
SENATOR PIA S. CAYETANO

Educational Background:

1991 Bachelor of Laws, College of Law, University of the Philippines. Graduated with academic distinction, #7 in her class; Member of the Honor Society, Order of the Purple Feather
   
1985 Bachelor of Arts in Economics, School of Economics, University of the Philippines, Graduated Cum Laude

Government Service:

July 2010 – Present Member, Philippine Senate, 15th Congress
   
July 2010 – Present Chairperson, Committee on Health and Demography, Senate of the Philippines
   
  Chairperson, Committee on Youth, Women and Family Relations, Senate of the Philippines
   
  Chairperson, , Joint Congressional Oversight Committee on the Clean Water Act of 2004
   
July 2004 - June 2010 Member, Philippine Senate, 13th and 14th Congress,
   
Nov. 2008 - June 2010 Chairperson, Senate Committee on Social Justice, Welfare and Rural Development, Senate of the Philippines
   
July 2004 - Nov. 2008 Chairperson, Committee on Environment and Natural Resources, Senate of the Philippines
   
  Chairperson, Committee on Health and Demography, Senate of the Philippines
   
  Co-Chairperson, Joint Congressional Oversight Committee on the Philippine Clean Air Act of 1999
   
  Co-Chairperson, Joint Congressional Oversight Committee on the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000
   
  Co-Chairperson, Joint Congressional Oversight Committee on the Philippine Clean Water Act of 2004
   
July 2004 - July 2007 Assistant Majority Floor Leader, Senate of the Philippines

Inter-Parliamentary Union Positions Held:

April 2008 - April 2010 President, Coordinating Committee of Women Parliamentarians Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)
   
April 2006 – April 2008 First Vice President, Coordinating Committee of Women Parliamentarians Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)
   
April 2005 President, 10th Meeting of Women Parliamentarians
112th Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly

Professional/Business Positions Held:

2001 - Present Founder, Maxi Group of Companies - Retailer and Distributor of educational toys, infant apparel and accessories
   
2000 General Counsel, Philweb Corporation
   
1996 - 1999 Legal and Corporate Affairs, Belle Corporation and its affiliates
   
1992 - 1995 Associate Lawyer, Castillo, Laman Tan, and Pantaleon Law Offices – Specialized in Corporate Law and Intellectual Property Law

Civic Activities/Positions

Founder, Pinay In Action – provides a venue for women to take on a healthy lifestyle and tools and information to promote women’s empowerment; organizes annual Bike for Hope

Founder, Gabriel’s Symphony Foundation, Inc. – focuses on operation of babies with cleft lips and projects involving special children and education of the poor.

Founder, Compañero Rene Cayetano Foundation – provides support to the needy with respect to health, education and environment concerns and aims to establish a liver center in the Philippines

Spokesperson, Samahan Laban sa Pekeng Gamot

Spokesperson, Philippine Cancer Society

Spokesperson, Universal Birth Registration Project

Member of the Board of Trustees, Philippine Society of Youth Science Clubs

Advocate and resource person on maternal health; early childhood care and development; breastfeeding; cervical and breast cancer; migration of health workers; affordable and quality drugs; anti-violence against women and children; magna carta of women; environmental awareness; sustainable forest management; climate change; sports, healthy lifestyle and proper nutrition

Media Activities:

Co-host, Usapang de Kampanilla, DZMM 630khz
Co-host, Ang mga Payo ni Compañero, DZMM
Columnist, Compañero y Compañera, People’s Tonight
Columnist, Baby Magazine and Good Housekeeping
Radio Host, Compañero y Compañera
Publisher of Booklets and Newsletters for mothers

Achievements in Sports:

2013
INTERNATIONAL RACES

3rd place in her age-group, Lisboa International Triathlon, Portugal
1st place in her age-group, Xterra Off-road triathlon, Cebu, Philippines
3rd place, Women’s Category, Pilipinas Akyathlon: The Philippine International Skyrace, Mt. Ugo, Benguet, Philippines

LOCAL RACES
2nd place, Women’s Category, DurianMan 51.50 Triathlon, Davao City
1st in her age-group, Dipolog Centennial Triathlon, Dipolog City
4th place, 21k-Female Category, Perpetual Help Community Cooperative Anniversary Run, Dumaguete City
Finisher, Condura Skyway Marathon: Run for the Mangroves, Alabang, Muntinlupa City

2012
INTERNATIONAL

Finisher, Ironman 70.3, Cebu, Philippines
2nd place in her age-group, Bintan International Long Distance Triathlon, Indonesia
6th place, Women’s Category, Taitung Long-distance Triathlon, Taiwan
2nd place in her age-group, XTERRA Off-Road Triathlon, Liloan, Cebu, Philippines
1st place in her age-group, ITU International Duathlon, Subic, Philippines
2nd place in her age-group, 5150 Triathlon, Subic, Philippines
Finisher, Stockholm Centennial Marathon, Sweden
2nd place in her age-group, Pilipinas Akyathlon: The Philippine International Skyrace, Mt. Ugo, Benguet, Philippines

2011
INTERNATIONAL

3rd place in her age-group, Cobra Ironman 70.3 in Camarines Sur, Philippines
Finisher, XTERRA World Championships, Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii
1st place in her age-group, 1st XTERRA Off-Road Triathlon, Liloan, Cebu
1st place, All Female Category, XTerra Putik Pare 2011, Nuvali, Sta. Rosa, Laguna
Finisher, Megatri (long-distance triathlon), Singapore

2010
INTERNATIONAL

Finisher, Ironman 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championship in Thailand
3rd place in her age-group, Cobra Ironman 70.3 in Camarines Sur, Philippines
Finisher, XTERRA ‘Putik Pare’ Off-Road Duathlon in Nuvali, Sta. Rosa, Laguna, Philippines 1st place in her age-group, ITU-Subic Bay Duathlon Open in Subic, Philippines

2009
INTERNATIONAL

Finisher, Tokyo Marathon
2nd place in her age-group, Cobra Ironman 70.3 in Camarines Sur, Philippines

2008
INTERNATIONAL

Finisher, ING Amsterdam Marathon
Finisher, New York Triathlon
Finisher, Amica Ironman 70.3, Rhode Island
Finisher, Aviva Ironman 70.3 in Singapore
Finisher, ING New York Marathon

2007
INTERNATIONAL

Finisher, Western Australia Ironman
Finisher, ITU Subic International Triathlon, Subic, Philippines
Finisher, Aviva Ironman 70.3 in Singapore

2006
INTERNATIONAL

Finisher, Venice Marathon
Finisher, ING New York Marathon

2005
INTERNATIONAL

Finisher, World Duathlon Championship, Australia

2004
INTERNATIONAL

Series Champion, Ladies Division, Clark Duathlon
Finisher, San Francisco, Chronicle Marathon (USA)
Finisher, San Francisco Marathon

OTHERS
Youngest Member, Philippine National Volleyball Team (at age 17)
Captain, University of the Philippines, Varsity Volleyball Team (at age 18)
Runner, Cyclist, Tri-athlete and Sports enthusiast

 

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