Senator Win Gatchalian is pushing for the removal of barriers of entry for foreign firms in the retail trade sector that would boost foreign direct investment and develop a more progressive investment climate in the country.
To ensure undisrupted preparations for the upcoming elections, Senator Win Gatchalian called on President Rodrigo Duterte to immediately appoint new members of the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) after two of its senior commissioners, Christian Robert Lim and Arthur Lim, retired today.
Senator Win Gatchalian is calling on the Department of Education (DepEd) to make institutional reforms to solve the perennial issue of delays in the delivery of performance-based bonuses of public school teachers — a problem of DepEd since school year 2012-2013.
Senator Win Gatchalian said that increasing the salaries of public school teachers should be a top priority of the government as it begins the process of crafting the 2019 budget.
Senator Win Gatchalian is pushing for the passage of Senate Bill No. 1653, otherwise known as the Electricity Procurement Act of 2018 – a measure which proposes the implementation of a competitive, transparent, and uniform electricity procurement process that is poised to save consumers as much as P13 billion annually in electricity charges.
The Senate has concluded its mediation of the dispute between the National Electrification Administration (NEA) and the Bukidnon Second Electric Cooperative (BUSECO) concerning the former's supervisory and disciplinary powers over the latter.
Four years after embarking on a crusade to revamp the country's Anti-Hazing Law in the wake of the gruesome murder of a promising young Filipino during fraternity initiation rites, Senator Win Gatchalian is once again urging his fellow lawmakers to expedite the approval of landmark anti-hazing legislation which will ensure that "no more blood will be shed in the pursuit of brotherhood."
Senator Win Gatchalian, chair of the Senate Committee on Energy, is studying measures to institutionalize effective mechanisms to monitor the levels of supply of petroleum products, including the imposition of stricter penalties for late and incorrect inventory submissions of oil companies, as well as for the negligence on the part of government agencies to monitor price movements.
Senator Win Gatchalian has filed Senate Bill No. 1643, also known as the “Network Freedom Act”, a measure which prohibits mobile telecommunications companies from locking their mobile devices, whether sold as a unit or under a service contract, to their respective networks.