Senator Win Gatchalian is calling for an investigation into the unexpected brownouts that hit several towns and cities in Luzon, especially after the Department of Energy (DOE) has given its assurance that there is ample supply of electricity reserve throughout the dry season.
Filipino consumers will feel less burdened paying their electricity bills once the government’s share of the Malampaya fund is tapped to cover the stranded debts and contract costs of the National Power Corporation (NPC) instead of expanding the coverage and increasing the lifeline rate subsidy, Senator Win Gatchalian said.
Senator Win Gatchalian is asking the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) and other concerned agencies to disclose to the public their contingency plans should the Angat Dam dry up and breach its critical level in April.
Senator Win Gatchalian reminded electric cooperatives (ECs) to remain apolitical at all times and avoid participating in any partisan political activity during the election period.
Senator Win Gatchalian lauded the Department of Finance (DOF) for extending greater transparency on foreign loan agreements the government entered into to bankroll the various infrastructure projects.
Senator Win Gatchalian has reiterated the importance of a sound policy and regulatory framework for electric vehicles (e-vehicles) to usher in the uptake of electric vehicles in the country.
Senator Win Gatchalian urged the Department of Transportation (DOTr) to fast-track the transport-related projects included in the Duterte administration’s 75 flagship infrastructure projects amid an investigative report revealing numerous cancellations of the of the Philippine National Railways’ (PNR) scheduled trips.
Senator Win Gatchalian has urged government agencies involved in the planning and implementation of the Duterte administration’s Build, Build, Build (BBB) program to extend greater transparency on foreign loan agreements the government entered into to bankroll the various infrastructure projects.
Senator Win Gatchalian stressed the need to amend the country’s current economic laws to foster a more competitive business environment in the Philippines as he called on the Senate to accelerate the passage of much-needed legislative reforms designed to make the country more adaptable to current and future business demands and trends.