Senator Win Gatchalian urged Congress to prioritize the passage of three bills that would allow for the entry of more players into the Philippine telecommunications sector.
Senator Win Gatchalian urged President Rodrigo Duterte to put greater focus on economic issues in his third State of the Nation Address (SONA) amid growing public concern over the steady rise in the prices of basic commodities during the first half of 2018.
Senator Win Gatchalian commended the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) for their contributions to making the historic Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) a reality.
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.