by Win Gatchalian on April, 10, 2018

Gatchalian: “Empowering governance” behind Valenzuela’s safest city ranking

Senator Win Gatchalian credited Valenzuela City's "culture of empowering governance" as the driving force behind its recognition as the safest city in the Philippines, and one of the safest in all of Southeast Asia.

by Win Gatchalian on April, 4, 2018

Review of PH electrification plan needed

Senator Win Gatchalian is calling on the Senate to review the government's electrification program, with the aim of assessing existing strategies in closing the gap in the number of households across the country that still doesn’t have power. 

Public Order & Safety
by Win Gatchalian on March, 28, 2018

Gov’t must ink more OFW protection agreements

Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the Duterte administration to use the memorandum of understanding (MOU) negotiated between the Philippines and Kuwait as a blueprint for future bilateral agreements to protect the welfare of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in countries where they are frequently deployed.

by Win Gatchalian on March, 26, 2018

Emergency fund for electric coops ready for Palace approval

The Senate and House of Representatives have ratified the final reconciled version of a measure that would provide government funding for emergency and resiliency initiatives of 122 electric cooperatives providing power to tens of millions of Filipinos nationwide.

by Win Gatchalian on March, 20, 2018

Free Higher Education will produce quality graduates

With the full implementation of Republic Act No 10931 or the Free Higher Education (FHE) Act set to begin, Senator Win Gatchalian is expecting an increase in the number of quality college graduates armed with the skills and knowledge needed to make a big impact on inclusive economic growth and nation-building.

by Win Gatchalian on March, 15, 2018

Length of term, term limits for Bangsamoro MPs questioned

As the Senate continues floor deliberations on the landmark Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), Senator Win Gatchalian is pushing for amendments to ensure that contentious provisions regulating the terms of office of Bangsamoro elective local officials are consistent with the Constitution.

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on March, 13, 2018

Retail trade liberalization to propel FDI surge to greater heights

Encouraged by the country's record-setting foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows in 2017, Senator Win Gatchalian stressed anew the need to remove legal restrictions that continue to hamper foreign investors seeking to pump money into the Philippine retail trade industry.

Public Order & Safety
by Win Gatchalian on March, 12, 2018

To DOH: Allot Dengvaxia refund to dengue preparedness

Senator Win Gatchalian urged the Department of Health (DOH) to allot a portion of the PHP 1.16-billion refund from the purchase of the controversial Dengvaxia vaccine to beef up the readiness of public hospitals in responding to cases of dengue.

by Win Gatchalian on March, 12, 2018

Performance review of PH education system sought

Troubled by the poor marks for educational access and quality earned by the Philippines in various international rankings, Senator Win Gatchalian is calling on the Senate to exercise its legislative oversight powers to conduct a comprehensive performance review of the country's education system.