Senator Win Gatchalian urged the Department of Transportation (DOTr) to prioritize the expansion and rehabilitation of existing airports to enhance air travel and support the tourism industry.
Senator Win Gatchalian is keen on creating a piece of legislation covering various aspects of the halal industry in the country, as he noted gaps in existing laws pertaining to this sector.
Senator Win Gatchalian said the government should come up with a strategic catch-up plan that would enable government agencies to spend their budget allocations faster in order to pump prime the economy.
Senator Win Gatchalian said proceeds from the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp.’s (PAGCOR) plan to privatize a significant number of its casinos could compensate for any revenue loss that the government will incur from terminating the operations of Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGO) in the country.
The Senate has given its final approval to the proposed Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights and Obligations (TBORO), a significant step towards empowering and protecting taxpayers’ interests. Senator Win Gatchalian, who championed this legislation, believes it will not only benefit taxpayers but also bolster the government’s revenue collection efforts.
Senator Win Gatchalian wants an inquiry into the proposed merger between the Landbank of the Philippines (Landbank) and the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) which is likely to be finalized by the middle of 2024.
Senator Win Gatchalian wants to legislate the declaration of a “National Micro, Small, and Medium-Enterprise (MSME) Week” from June 27 to July 2 every year in a bid to generate much-needed support for small business owners.
Senator Win Gatchalian said the proposed value-added tax (VAT) refund measure for non-resident tourists should provide a seamless experience to ensure that its objective of attracting more tourists is realized.
Senator Win Gatchalian said heirs will have another chance to avail of the government’s estate tax amnesty program as the Senate approved on the third and final reading a proposed measure that would extend by 2 years the period of availment and simplify the process of the tax relief.