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by Win Gatchalian on March, 11, 2019

Bicam OKs Murang Kuryente Act

Filipino power consumers are now one step closer to having cheaper electricity after the Bicameral Conference Committee approved a bill authorizing the use of ₱208 billion from  the Malampaya fund to pay off the stranded contract costs and stranded debt of the National Power Corporation (Napocor).

Energy
by Win Gatchalian on March, 5, 2019

To DOE, NBB: Weigh consumer impact of raising coconut biodiesel content

Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Biofuels Board (NBB) to thoroughly study the proposal of the Department of Agriculture to increase coconut content in biodiesel from two percent to five percent, particularly its impact on the pump price of diesel.

Energy
by Win Gatchalian on February, 24, 2019

Senate probe into the operations of underperforming distribution utilities pushed

Senator Win Gatchalian wants to dig deeper into the operations of underperforming distribution utilities (DUs) in the country amid persistent complaints of rolling brownouts in several areas in the country.

Education
by Win Gatchalian on February, 18, 2019

Majority of Filipinos back ROTC revival

A Pulse Asia survey shows a majority of Filipinos support the return of the Reserve Officers’ Training Course (ROTC) in the country, Senator Win Gatchalian revealed.

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on February, 13, 2019

Properly operating Bahay Pag-Asa effective in rehabilitating youth offenders

Senator Win Gatchalian said that a properly-staffed, properly-funded, and properly-operating Bahay Pag-Asa (BPA) is effective in rehabilitating children in conflict with the law (CICLs).

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on February, 13, 2019

Institutionalization of community-based monitoring system vs. poverty needed

Senator Win Gatchalian is pushing to institutionalize a system that will best equip policymakers and program implementers with reliable and evidence-based information in their fight against poverty in their respective communities.

Energy
by Win Gatchalian on February, 11, 2019

Senate OKs Murang Kuryente Act on third reading

The Senate has approved on third and final reading a bill authorizing the use of the ₱207-billion Malampaya Fund to pay off the stranded contract costs and stranded debt of the National Power Corporation (Napocor).

Education
by Win Gatchalian on February, 6, 2019

Amend Guidance & Counseling Law to address shortage of counselors for Children-at-Risk

Senator Win Gatchalian is considering filing an amendment to Republic Act No. 9258 or the Guidance and Counseling Act of 2004 to enable the Department of Education to hire more guidance counselors in schools.

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on January, 29, 2019

Tobacco tax hike to curb Filipino smoking habits, fund universal healthcare pushed

Senator Win Gatchalian is pushing to increase the tobacco tax to P70 per pack in a bid to curb cigarette consumption among Filipinos and raise funds for the Universal Health Care (UHC) programs of the government.

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