Senator Win Gatchalian filed a bill amending Republic Act No. 8182, or the Official Development Assistance (ODA) law, aimed at requiring foreign bidders and contract awardees to hire local workers for manual and non-technical jobs, for the “primordial protection and promotion of interests of the ordinary Filipino worker.”
Senator Win Gatchalian is pushing for the creation of an independent energy watchdog that will ensure consumer protection and enhance the competitive operation of the electricity industry.
Senator Win Gatchalian called on the Joint Congressional Oversight Committee on the Automated Election System to look into the series of glitches that occurred during the 2019 midterm elections.
The Joint Congressional Power Commission (JCPC) has greenlit the amendments to the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the Electric Power Industry Reform Act Law (EPIRA) in order for communities to feel the benefits of hosting power generation facilities as quickly as possible.
The Senate Committee on Economic Affairs plans to finish at least three key economic-related bills that will help the country become more adaptable to current and future business demands and trends, according to Senator Win Gatchalian.
Senator Win Gatchalian is pushing for a bill that will spur microgrid development in unserved and underserved areas nationwide as the government targets 100% household electrification level by 2022.
Citing the recurring incidence of drowning every summer, Senator Win Gatchalian is pushing for the mandatory assignment of qualified lifeguards in all public swimming pools and bathing facilities in the country.
Senator Win Gatchalian urged government agencies to immediately report to the National Privacy Commission (NPC) any unauthorized access to the databases containing personal information that they have in custody.
Despite poverty incidence dropping to a three-year low, the government needs to continue providing Filipinos with more well-paying jobs to increase the pace of poverty reduction in the country, according to Senator Win Gatchalian.