Senator Win Gatchalian on Thursday said that a common agenda of promoting sustainable energy development and environmental responsibility will continue to ensure strong ties of friendship between the Philippines and key European allies, despite controversies over the past year which had caused strained relations between the countries.
Senator Win Gatchalian wants the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to open its deliberations to the general public to guarantee that consumers get fair and reasonable power rates.
As the battle between government forces and the Maute terrorist group rages on in Marawi City, Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the national government to act swiftly in laying the groundwork for a long-term recovery and rehabilitation program which will revitalize the war-torn city and help its citizens rebuild their lives.
Senator Win Gatchalian has warned the Bureau of Customs to be prepared to combat the higher incidence of car smuggling when additional excise taxes are imposed on the sale of luxury vehicles.
Senator Win Gatchalian on Thursday called on the national government to intensify relief operations at evacuation centers near Marawi City as more than 200,000 Filipinos have been displaced by the ongoing battle between government forces and the Maute terrorist group.
Senator Win Gatchalian is pushing for the passage of legislation which would promote greater transparency in the government's monetary and fiscal policy direction through strict congressional oversight and mandatory disclosure of information to the public.
Senator Win Gatchalian wants to make funding available for electric cooperatives nationwide to make them more competent in disaster response and mitigation and prevent protracted power interruptions in areas hit by natural calamities.