Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on September, 26, 2018

Creation of Philippine Rise Development Authority needed

Senator Win Gatchalian is championing the creation of the Philippine Rise Development Authority (PRDA), a coordinating, policymaking, and regulatory body which will serve as a “one-stop-shop” for everything concerning the resource-rich Philippine Rise.

by Win Gatchalian on September, 25, 2018

Senate OKs creation of world-class PH energy think tank

The Senate has approved on third and final reading a bill creating a world-class think tank meant to bridge research and policy gaps in the Philippine energy sector, in hopes of fostering greater energy security, sustainability, and affordability in the country.

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

Gatchalian: Rice tariffication bill to save consumers thousands per year on rice

Senator Win Gatchalian urged the Senate to pass the rice tariffication bill, saying it is a strong counter-inflationary measure that will bring “immediate relief to Filipino consumers by saving them thousands of pesos per year on rice.”

by Win Gatchalian on September, 19, 2018

Activate electric coops fund in Ompong-hit areas

Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Electrification Administration (NEA) to make full use of the new Electric Cooperatives Emergency and Resiliency Fund (ECERF) to jump-start efforts to normalize the power supply in provinces ravaged by Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut).

by Win Gatchalian on September, 18, 2018

To DepEd: Add coding to basic education curriculum

Senator Win Gatchalian on Monday said the Department of Education (DepEd) should consider adding coding to the basic education curriculum as he lauded the department for ensuring the full implementation of its inclusive literacy program.

by Win Gatchalian on September, 17, 2018

To NEA: Activate electric coops emergency fund

Senator Win Gatchalian is calling on the National Electrification Administration (NEA) to activate the Electric Cooperatives Emergency and Resiliency Fund (ECERF) to provide aid to electric coops and power consumers adversely affected by the onslaught of Typhoon Ompong (international name: Typhoon Mangkhut).

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on September, 17, 2018

Pro-consumer liberalization reforms needed

Senator Win Gatchalian has vowed to champion liberalization reforms to build an inclusive, efficient, and competitive business environment in the Philippines, saying that the resulting influx of foreign direct investment (FDI) will bring about "game-changing benefits" for Filipino consumers.

Public Order & Safety
by Win Gatchalian on September, 11, 2018

DOTr crafted airport strategy without input of airlines

Senator Win Gatchalian scored the Department of Transportation (DOTr) after transportation officials admitted they did not consult airlines in making the Greater Metro Manila Airport Strategy, which seeks to develop three additional airports in the Greater Metro Manila area to solve the overcapacity problem of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).

by Win Gatchalian on September, 9, 2018

Gatchalian named chair of Senate subcomm on PH educ system review

Senator Win Gatchalian has been designated by Senate Committee on Education, Arts, and Culture chair Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero as chairperson of the Senate Subcommittee tasked to hear Senate Resolution No. 675, which seeks an inquiry, in aid of legislation, into the current state of the Philippine education system and the efficacy and effectiveness of existing education laws and policies.

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