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Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on August, 20, 2018

To Palace: Certify econ liberalization bills ‘urgent’ to speed up gov’t infra works

Senator Win Gatchalian is urging President Rodrigo Duterte to certify as urgent three bills the lawmaker recently filed to ensure that public works projects will be started and completed within the calendar year.

Education
by Win Gatchalian on August, 15, 2018

Gatchalian vows to fight CHED budget cuts

Senator Win Gatchalian vowed to fight for the budget of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and oppose any cuts to the funding of CHED’s Student Financial Assistance Programs (StuFAPs).

Energy
by Win Gatchalian on August, 15, 2018

Win calls for innovation in rural electrification efforts

Senator Win Gatchalian wants to infuse new technology into the efforts to achieve 100-percent electrification in rural areas of the Philippines, especially in isolated islands and other remote areas.

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on August, 12, 2018

Gatchalian to probe economic impact of Federalism shift

The Senate Committee on Economic Affairs led by Senator Win Gatchalian is set to take an in-depth look into the potential impact that the proposed shift to federalism would have on the Philippine economy.

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on August, 9, 2018

Gatchalian wants greater competition in PH funded gov’t infra projects

Senator Win Gatchalian has filed a bill to remove investment restrictions in a 78-year-old law that prevent foreign contractors from bidding on locally-funded government public works projects.

Governance
by Win Gatchalian on August, 8, 2018

Gatchalian to new Ombudsman: Probe ₱25 billion Nayong Pilipino-Landing scam

Senator Win Gatchalian called on newly minted Ombudsman Samuel Martires to investigate the alleged irregularities surrounding a deal forged between the Nayong Pilipino Foundation (NPF) and Landing Resorts Philippines Development Corporation (LRPDC) that could cost the government more than ₱25 billion in lost revenue over the next 50 years.

Governance
by Win Gatchalian on August, 8, 2018

Gatchalian pushes gov’t to provide rice, housing for Jolo fire survivors

Senator Win Gatchalian has pledged to push the National Food Authority (NFA) to address the shortage of rice for some 5,000 families affected by the fire that razed three barangays in Jolo, Sulu.

Economy & Commerce
by Admin on August, 6, 2018

Gatchalian’s Network Freedom Act to unlock mobile devices upon end of contract

The Senate Subcommittee on the Network Freedom Act chaired by Senator Win Gatchalian has begun the process of ironing out the details of Senate Bill 1643, which seeks to regulate the locking of mobile wireless devices to specific telecommunications networks.

Energy
by Win Gatchalian on July, 31, 2018

Senate panel studies use of Malampaya funds to reduce universal charge, create consumer savings

The Senate Committee on Energy is studying the possibility of using the ₱204 billion Malampaya Fund to reduce the universal charge (UC) paid by end-consumers on their monthly electricity bills, which could result in household savings as high as ₱2,033.76 annually.