by Win Gatchalian on April, 30, 2018

Creation of Boracay Island Development Authority proposed

Senator Win Gatchalian is proposing the creation of a Boracay Island Development Authority (BIDA) to spearhead the rehabilitation and development of Boracay into a world-class sustainable tourism destination.

by Win Gatchalian on April, 26, 2018

Development of PH natural gas industry sought

In light of the upcoming expiration of the franchise of the Malampaya gas field in 2024, the Senate Committee on Energy is set to hold a hearing with the aim of establishing a stronger legal framework to develop and regulate the country's downstream natural gas sector.

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on April, 26, 2018

Government must protect Boracay’s informal sector workers

Senator Win Gatchalian urged the government to launch emergency financial assistance and livelihood programs to compensate workers in the informal sector for lost wages expected during the six-month closure of Boracay Island, which takes effect this week.

by Win Gatchalian on April, 24, 2018

AKELCO must avoid pass-on charges during Boracay closure

Senator Win Gatchalian urged the Aklan Electric Cooperative, Inc. (AKELCO) to invoke force majeure to avoid passing on extra power charges to its consumers during the impending six-month closure of Boracay Island.

by Win Gatchalian on April, 10, 2018

Gatchalian: “Empowering governance” behind Valenzuela’s safest city ranking

Senator Win Gatchalian credited Valenzuela City's "culture of empowering governance" as the driving force behind its recognition as the safest city in the Philippines, and one of the safest in all of Southeast Asia.

by Win Gatchalian on April, 4, 2018

Review of PH electrification plan needed

Senator Win Gatchalian is calling on the Senate to review the government's electrification program, with the aim of assessing existing strategies in closing the gap in the number of households across the country that still doesn’t have power. 

Public Order & Safety
by Win Gatchalian on March, 28, 2018

Gov’t must ink more OFW protection agreements

Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the Duterte administration to use the memorandum of understanding (MOU) negotiated between the Philippines and Kuwait as a blueprint for future bilateral agreements to protect the welfare of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in countries where they are frequently deployed.

by Win Gatchalian on March, 26, 2018

Emergency fund for electric coops ready for Palace approval

The Senate and House of Representatives have ratified the final reconciled version of a measure that would provide government funding for emergency and resiliency initiatives of 122 electric cooperatives providing power to tens of millions of Filipinos nationwide.

by Win Gatchalian on March, 20, 2018

Free Higher Education will produce quality graduates

With the full implementation of Republic Act No 10931 or the Free Higher Education (FHE) Act set to begin, Senator Win Gatchalian is expecting an increase in the number of quality college graduates armed with the skills and knowledge needed to make a big impact on inclusive economic growth and nation-building.