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Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on January, 22, 2018

New bill will nix mobile device lock-in practices of mobile devices

Senator Win Gatchalian has filed Senate Bill No. 1643, also known as the “Network Freedom Act”, a measure which prohibits mobile telecommunications companies from locking their mobile devices, whether sold as a unit or under a service contract, to their respective networks.

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on January, 18, 2018

“Lifetime ownership” of cellphone numbers pushed

Senator Win Gatchalian, who delivered his sponsorship speech this week for his bill, assured that the Lifetime Cellphone Number Act (Senate Bill No. 1636) is set to give consumers the power to keep their cellphone numbers for life, even if they change service providers or switch from postpaid to prepaid subscription, and vice versa.

Energy
by Win Gatchalian on January, 17, 2018

Senate energy panel moves against premature electricity, fuel price hikes under TRAIN

The Senate Energy Committee is mobilizing to prevent premature increases in electricity and fuel prices as a result of the new excise tax rates imposed by RA 10963, the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Act.

Energy
by Win Gatchalian on January, 10, 2018

Senate reso to probe Malampaya fund anomalies filed

Senator Win Gatchalian is calling for a full-scale Senate investigation into billions of pesos worth of anomalous disbursements of Malampaya funds under the past two administrations.

Governance
by Win Gatchalian on January, 8, 2018

Gatchalian tells Congress leaders: Present Federalism timetable

Senator Win Gatchalian is calling on the leadership of both chambers of Congress to present a “realistic and workable timetable” for the push for charter change which would pave the way for the country’s shift to a federal form of government. 

Governance
by Win Gatchalian on December, 23, 2017

Gatchalian calls for the resignation of PCSO execs amid fiasco on “lavish” party

Senator Win Gatchalian has called on the top executives of Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) to tender their resignations following the controversy on the agency's Christmas Party spending amounting to 6-million pesos.

Energy
by Win Gatchalian on December, 23, 2017

Malacanang should appoint acting ERC commissioners

Senate Energy Committee Chairman Win Gatchalian urges Malacanang to appoint Acting Commissioners of the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) during the period of suspension of four of its current Commissions who were found guilty of not implementing the Competitive Selection Process (CSP) which unduly favored some electric utilities.

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on December, 20, 2017

Malacanang should certify Lifetime Cellphone Number Act as urgent

In light of the possible entry of a new telco player next year, Senator Win Gatchalian is calling on Malacanang to certify as urgent the bill that would allow users to "easily transfer network providers without changing their preferred mobile numbers".

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on December, 14, 2017

Gatchalian votes for TRAIN passage; vows to mitigate effects of coal tax

Senator Win Gatchalian voted for the ratification of the Bicameral Conference Committee version of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) bill while reiterating his strong reservations against the coal tax provision of the measure.

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