Senator Win Gatchalian called for the scrapping of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency's (PDEA) plan to conduct mandatory drug testing of students, proposing instead that the budget for the drug tests be used to hire more guidance counselors for the Department of Education (DepEd).
Senator Win Gatchalian lauded the signing into law of a measure which will strengthen resiliency among electric cooperatives by institutionalizing government support and financial assistance during times of disaster.
Senator Win Gatchalian welcomed the creation of an independent body that will operate the wholesale electricity spot market (WESM) as mandated by EPIRA or the Electric Power Industry Reform Act (Republic Act No. 9136).
Senator Win Gatchalian urged the Philippine National Police to change its 'anti-tambay' operation into an 'anti-pasaway' campaign to address concerns that it would target innocent bystanders on the street who were not violating the law.
The Senate committees on economic affairs and trade are set to scrutinize the country’s foreign investment laws and policies, with the aim of strengthening the current investment regime by making it more adaptable to global business demands and trends.
Senator Win Gatchalian is looking to craft comprehensive legislation to develop the local natural gas industry as the country braces for the impending end of the Malampaya Gas-to-Power Project.
To ensure “judicious, prudent, and sound economic planning” by the government, Senator Win Gatchalian wants to review the status, sustainability, and risks of projects under the Duterte administration’s “Build, Build, Build” (BBB) infrastructure program.
Senator Win Gatchalian wants the government to improve the country's defense capabilities by pursuing self-sufficiency in the manufacture of basic weaponry, munitions, and armaments.