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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.