Pia Cayetano bio: family, husband, net worth, age, latest news

Time and again, women in the political arena have proven that there is no limit to what they can achieve. Senator Pia Cayetano has stood tall in advocating for health and women rights.

Pia is a Filipino-American lawyer and the youngest elected senator. She was first elected to the senate in 2004 and re-elected in 2010. Even though she is the youngest woman to be elected to Senate in the entire history of the Philippine, this has not deterred her from being the best.

Pia Cayetano profile summary

Pia Cayetano biography

Pia was born on 22nd March 1966 as Pilar Juliana Schramm Cayetano to the late Senator Renato Cayetano (father) and the German-American former school tutor Sandra Schramm.

She joined the University of Philippines and undertook a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and graduated in 1985. She then enrolled at the University of the Philippines in Diliman and pursued a Bachelor of Law.

She graduated from the law school in 1991 with an academic distinction, position seven in her class. Cayetano was also a member of the Honor Society, Order of the Purple Feather.

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Pia Cayetano husband

Pia Cayetano is the wife of Ari Ben Sebastian. Unfortunately, the marriage did not last for long and according to Pia; they had been separated for eight years as of 2012. The couple has three lovely children.

Pia Cayetano family

Pia has three siblings. The first one is Alan Peter, who is currently serving as the Secretary of Foreign Affairs. The second is Rene Carl, who is an ex-councillor of the Muntinlupa City and the owner of maxi-collector, a collectable figurine store. Lastly is Lino Edgardo who works as a movie and television director.

Apart from being a high-profile politician, she is a mother of two daughters. Pia Cayetano daughters are called Nadine and Maxine. She also has a son named Gabriel who passed away in 2001 due to a rare chromosomal ailment. Cayetano is also a foster parent to Rene Lucas.

Career

Here is a breakdown of her career which ranges from governmental services, inter-parliamentary union position, professional and business positions, civic activities to media activities.

Governmental services

Inter-parliamentary union positions

Professional positions

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Media activities

Achievements

A considerable part of Pia Cayetano achievements lies on the charitable organizations and projects she has advocated for in her life. These include:

Pia Cayetano net worth

As per the list of the wealthiest Senators in the Philippines, Pia Cayetano is at position ten with an estimated net worth of P82,308,227.36 which is equivalent to $1.6 million.

Social media

The senator is active on several social media platforms. Here are her handles:

Pia Cayetano latest news

Recently, the senator emphasized the need to grant Filipino president Rodrigo Duterte special authorities in a bid to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. This is what she had to say through a Facebook live message.

To those who are concerned about the special authorities, we will give the President through this bill, let me remind you that we are now in an emergency situation. The government has to have the ability to make decisions fast, including the allocation of P200 billion for the poorest Filipinos, remarked the senator.

Armed with the discipline of an athlete, the training of a lawyer and the heart of a mother, Pia Cayetano has excelled in her political endeavours. With her first selection at such a young age, she is a huge source of inspiration to all women across the world.

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