Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on February, 6, 2018

Gatchalian wants to boost foreign direct investment in retail trade

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.

by Win Gatchalian on February, 5, 2018

Palace should appoint new COMELEC execs

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.

by Win Gatchalian on February, 4, 2018

Delayed release of teachers’ bonuses “unacceptable”

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.

by Win Gatchalian on January, 31, 2018

Gatchalian: Make teachers salary increases top budgetary priority

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.

by Win Gatchalian on January, 29, 2018

Energy procurement reforms to generate P13 billion consumer savings

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.

by Win Gatchalian on January, 29, 2018

Senate panels settle NEA, BUSECO scuffle

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.

Public Order & Safety
by Win Gatchalian on January, 29, 2018

No more bloodshed in pursuit of brotherhood

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."

by Win Gatchalian on January, 25, 2018

Gatchalian wants strict monitoring of oil inventories and price hikes

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.

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on January, 22, 2018

Win nixes lock-in practices of mobile devices in new bill

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.