Senator Win Gatchalian over the weekend expressed optimism that prospective players will be encouraged to invest in the Philippine energy market as the government jumpstarts the implementation of vital reforms to eliminate red tape in the energy sector.
The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) should drum up executive support for proposed legislation seeking the mandatory registration of prepaid subscriber identity module (SIM) cards, Senator Win Gatchalian has said.
Senator Win Gatchalian is calling for an immediate end to the Muslim identification (ID) card system being implemented in certain towns in Tarlac province to screen potential security threats as a result of the ongoing conflict in Marawi City.
Senator Win Gatchalian on Thursday said that a common agenda of promoting sustainable energy development and environmental responsibility will continue to ensure strong ties of friendship between the Philippines and key European allies, despite controversies over the past year which had caused strained relations between the countries.
Senator Win Gatchalian wants the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to open its deliberations to the general public to guarantee that consumers get fair and reasonable power rates.
As the battle between government forces and the Maute terrorist group rages on in Marawi City, Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the national government to act swiftly in laying the groundwork for a long-term recovery and rehabilitation program which will revitalize the war-torn city and help its citizens rebuild their lives.
Senator Win Gatchalian has warned the Bureau of Customs to be prepared to combat the higher incidence of car smuggling when additional excise taxes are imposed on the sale of luxury vehicles.
Senator Win Gatchalian on Thursday called on the national government to intensify relief operations at evacuation centers near Marawi City as more than 200,000 Filipinos have been displaced by the ongoing battle between government forces and the Maute terrorist group.
Senator Win Gatchalian is pushing for the passage of legislation which would promote greater transparency in the government's monetary and fiscal policy direction through strict congressional oversight and mandatory disclosure of information to the public.