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Education
by Win Gatchalian on October, 7, 2021

Use ‘alert levels’ in opening schools

Alert levels that will be assigned to local government units (LGUs) should help determine what schools should be opened after the pilot run of limited face-to-face classes, Senator Win Gatchalian proposed.

Education
by Win Gatchalian on October, 5, 2021

Senate inquiry on preparations for face-to-face classes

The Senate Committee on Basic Education, Arts and Culture will hold an inquiry on the preparations for the pilot testing of limited face-to-face classes, Senator Win Gatchalian said.

Education
by Win Gatchalian on October, 5, 2021

World Teachers’ Day Message: Uphold safety, welfare of education frontliners

Amid the celebration of World Teachers’ Day this October 5, Senator Win Gatchalian reiterates his call to uphold the welfare and safety of the country’s education frontliners, who have been sacrificing their health and safety to ensure learning continuity at this time of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Energy
by Win Gatchalian on October, 5, 2021

DOE gave green light to Chevron-Udenna deal despite lack of legal basis

Senator Win Gatchalian chastised energy officials for approving the sale of Chevron Malampaya’s 45% stake in the Malampaya gas field to Udenna Malampaya LLC amid their own admission that there was “insufficient foundation” of legal basis to do so.

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on October, 3, 2021

More working parents should be able to return to work as schools reopen

Following the government’s decision to pilot run the limited reopening of schools in low-risk areas or municipalities which have zero COVID-19 cases, Senator Win Gatchalian urged the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) to carefully consider easing quarantine restrictions to pave the way for the resumption of many business operations.

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on October, 1, 2021

BSP should encourage more banks to continue to waive fees

To help ramp up the digitization of financial services in the country, Senator Win Gatchalian urged the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) to enjoin more banks and electronic-money issuers (EMIs) to offer free online bank transfers and transaction fees.

Energy
by Win Gatchalian on September, 30, 2021

Possible ‘midnight deal’ to extend Malampaya contract amid Udenna-Shell transaction

Senator Win Gatchalian sounded the alarm over the possibility of the government entering into a midnight deal to extend the service contract of the Malampaya project with the gas field operator Shell Philippines Exploration B.V. (SPEX) finalizing the transfer of its participating interest to Udenna Corp.’s subsidiary Malampaya Energy XP Pte Ltd.

Public Order & Safety
by Win Gatchalian on September, 29, 2021

Mobile Number Portability begins Sept. 30; ensure privacy of subscribers’ data

Safeguard personal information of mobile subscribers, ensure cybersecurity policies in place, and provide proper consumer welfare mechanisms in the course of porting activities, Senator Win Gatchalian said in reminding telecommunications companies as they roll out the implementation of the Mobile Number Portability Act (MNPA) on September 30.

Public Order & Safety
by Win Gatchalian on September, 27, 2021

In killing of PNPA cadet; full enforcement of anti-hazing law needed

Senator Win Gatchalian condemned the death of a Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) cadet who was allegedly punched by his upperclassman in the academy’s premises in Silang, Cavite.