Senator Win Gatchalian is championing a four-step "counter-inflation agenda" to combat the impact of rising commodities prices on impoverished and working-class Filipinos.
Senator Win Gatchalian said local government units with jurisdiction over key tourism destinations around the country should not wait for another "environmental nightmare" before enforcing environmental laws and regulations, stressing that the environmental woes that Boracay is currently facing were compounded by the neglect of government officials over the years.
The Senate Committee on Economic Affairs, led by Senator Win Gatchalian, will look into the effects of rising inflation, with the aim of identifying immediate government actions that can be taken to mitigate the effects of rising prices on the wallets of Filipino consumers.
During the Rise for Education Alliance's Gathering for Education Forum, Senator Win Gatchalian clarified that the “opt-out” provision of RA 10931, otherwise known as the Universal Access to Tertiary Education Act, is purely voluntarily, and that students should not be forced to opt-out of the full tuition and other fees subsidy for any reason.
Senator Win Gatchalian has assured the public that no massive brownouts would happen this summer following the Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) recently issued by the Court of Appeals (CA) against the suspension of four commissioners of the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC).
Senator Win Gatchalian is calling on the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to ensure strict compliance with rules and regulations regarding the utilization of tuition and other school fees as it prepares to consider the applications of hundreds of private higher educational institutions (HEIs) hoping to impose fee hikes.
The Senate has approved on third and final reading a bill which will allow mobile users to switch between network providers without losing one’s own “digital identity”.
Senator Win Gatchalian commended the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) for lowering the cap on the allowable rate of system losses that can be passed-on to consumers in their monthly electricity bills.
Senator Win Gatchalian called on the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) to craft a comprehensive plan to reintegrate more than 10,000 Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) who are expected to be repatriated from Kuwait following the Duterte administration's decision to implement a complete ban on the deployment of OFWs to the Middle Eastern country.