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Energy
by Win Gatchalian on December, 6, 2017

Lower system loss cap championed for consumer electricity savings

Senator Win Gatchalian is championing a bill which will create direct consumer savings by reducing the amount of system loss charges that electricity companies are allowed to pass on to consumers in their monthly bills.

Public Order & Safety
by Win Gatchalian on December, 6, 2017

National database to streamline delivery of gov’t services

Senator Win Gatchalian is calling for a creation of a National Database System to streamline the delivery of government social services and simplify the process of obtaining common official documents such as NBI clearances and drivers licenses.

Energy
by Win Gatchalian on December, 3, 2017

Gatchalian: Retail competition can mitigate coal tax power rate hikes

Senator Win Gatchalian is calling on the Department of Energy to fast-track the implementation of the Retail Competition and Open Access (RCOA) circular to mitigate the effects of projected electricity rate hikes in the event that the huge increase in the excise tax on coal becomes law.

Energy
by Win Gatchalian on November, 29, 2017

Gatchalian to DOF: Cash transfers needed to ride ‘Inflation TRAIN’

Senator Win Gatchalian reminds the Department of Finance to "keep its end of the bargain" in helping poor families cope with expected price increases of essential commodities.

Energy
by Win Gatchalian on November, 27, 2017

Senate OKs energy anti-red tape bill

The Senate has approved on third and final reading a landmark anti-red tape measure poised to drive down electricity costs and provide significant savings to power consumers by modernizing and streamlining the permitting process behind the construction of power plants.

Energy
by Win Gatchalian on November, 22, 2017

Senate approves EVOSS Act on 2nd reading

The Senate has approved on second reading Senate Bill No. 1439, the Energy Virtual One Stop Shop (EVOSS) Act of 2017, a measure which seeks to modernize and streamline the permitting process of energy generation projects in the country.

Education
by Win Gatchalian on November, 21, 2017

Gatchalian: Integrate ALS into gov’t drug rehab programs

The senator explained that module-based ALS lessons would be a perfect complement to drug rehab programs because they can be tailored to fit around the schedule of medical treatments and other anti-addiction activities.

Public Order & Safety
by Win Gatchalian on November, 21, 2017

No need to involve PNP in drug war for now – Gatchalian

Senator Win Gatchalian sees no immediate need to involve the Philippine National Police once more in the Duterte administration's campaign against illegal drugs, citing the record-breaking performance of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) during its first month at the helm of the drug war.

Energy
by Win Gatchalian on November, 16, 2017

Senate seeks solution to NEA-BUSECO dispute

The Senate is taking the lead in mediating the heated dispute between the National Electrification Administration (NEA) and the Bukidnon Second Electric Cooperative Inc. (BUSECO) concerning the former's disciplinary authority over the latter.