After prodding from Senator Win Gatchalian, representatives from telecommunication companies Globe, Smart and new player Dito committed to rollout Mobile Number Portability this year and in phases.
Senator Win Gatchalian underscores the need for a SIM card registration law as a way of running after perpetrators of hoax messages on mobile phones in relation to the Taal disaster.
Senator Win Gatchalian urges the Department of Education (DepEd) to have emergency response plans in place for the safety of students and schools, especially in the most vulnerable areas, should Taal Volcano display an ‘explosive eruption.’
In the hope to make our constituents safer in times of disasters, Senator Win Gatchalian renews his call for the establishment of permanent evacuation centers in every municipality and city in the country.
“It’s an insult to our government, an insult to our country and, insult to Filipino people especially to the OFWs who’ve been toiling almost blood, sweat and, tears in the Middle East”. This was how Senator Win Gatchalian described the treatment of the Kuwaiti government on the death of Jeanelyn Villavende, adding that such a very serious matter demands justice.
Senator Win Gatchalian said that establishing Special Education (SPED) Centers in all public school divisions will help address a think tank study’s call on the government, especially the Department of Education (DepEd), to make quality education accessible to children and youth with disabilities or special needs.
Amid tensions in the Middle East, Senator Win Gatchalian has urged the government to help turn displaced and returning Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) into local “entrepinoys” by extending to them entrepreneurial programs.
Amidst a spike of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) cases nationwide, Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the Department of Health (DOH), the Department of Education (DepEd), and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to strengthen interventions protecting the youth from sexually-transmitted diseases, which entails the full implementation of the Philippine HIV and AIDS Policy Act of 2018 (Republic Act 11166).
While the Department of Energy awaits Malacanang’s reply on its submitted nuclear policy, Senator Win Gatchalian said the DOE should release a report to the public on the integrated work plan for nuclear power infrastructure in the country.