Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on October, 20, 2021

Lazada, Shopee, Facebook Marketplace can be held liable for sale of violative products

Electronic commerce or eCommerce platforms along with parties or merchants engaged in the sale of prohibited digital products can be held solidarily liable under the proposed Internet Transactions Act, Senator Win Gatchalian said.

by Win Gatchalian on October, 19, 2021

P6 billion TESDA funds left unspent for 2021 flagged

With less than three months left before the end of Fiscal Year (FY) 2021, Senator Win Gatchalian quizzed the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) on how it plans to spend the remaining P6.2 billion of its total appropriation.

by Win Gatchalian on October, 18, 2021

Adequate funding needed for Senior High School financial assistance

The Senior High School Voucher Program (SHS-VP) is in peril with its budget facing a looming decline of P.8.7 billion for the next fiscal year, Senator Win Gatchalian said.

by Win Gatchalian on October, 16, 2021

To DepEd: Improve utilization of funds for computerization program

For Senator Win Gatchalian, the education department should ensure that funds are properly used to procure and provide computers for the country’s public schools.

by Win Gatchalian on October, 15, 2021

Red flag on cash-strapped Udenna Corp. on buying spree in Malampaya

As the government reviews the financial capacity of Udenna Corporation in acquiring the stake of Shell Philippines Exploration B.V. (SPEX) in the Malampaya gas field, the acquiring company’s financial capacity is put into question anew, Senator Win Gatchalian said, after Udenna’s subsidiary PH Resorts Group Holdings Inc. suspended its casino project in Clark due to debt and cash problems. 

by Win Gatchalian on October, 14, 2021

Reactivation of Pantawid Pasada to cushion impact of oil price hikes

In the wake of the spiraling increase in oil prices, Senator Win Gatchalian urged the government to reactivate the fuel subsidy Pantawid Pasada Program to provide relief to the public transport sector and cushion the impact of high fuel prices on the riding and consuming public.

by Win Gatchalian on October, 13, 2021

No walk-ins for smooth COVID-19 vaccination for minors

As the government eyes to begin the inoculation of minors against COVID-19 on October 15, Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the National Task Force (NTF) Against COVID-19 to avoid a “walk-in” system and prevent crowding in vaccination sites.

by Win Gatchalian on October, 12, 2021

Accelerate COVID-19 vaccination of teachers with face-to-face classes pilot run

Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and local government units (LGUs) to help the Department of Education (DepEd) in accelerating full COVID-19 vaccination coverage among teachers.

by Win Gatchalian on October, 11, 2021

DepEd’s 2022 budget should prioritize safe schools reopening

The 2022 budget of the Department of Education (DepEd) should prioritize the safe reopening of schools, Senator Win Gatchalian said.

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