Economy & Commerce

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on June, 24, 2018

Senate panels set to review PH foreign investment laws

The Senate committees on economic affairs and trade are set to scrutinize the country’s foreign investment laws and policies, with the aim of strengthening the current investment regime by making it more adaptable to global business demands and trends.

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on June, 19, 2018

Probe Build, Build, Build financing

To ensure “judicious, prudent, and sound economic planning” by the government, Senator Win Gatchalian wants to review the status, sustainability, and risks of projects under the Duterte administration’s “Build, Build, Build” (BBB) infrastructure program.

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on June, 7, 2018

Abolish rice import quotas to make rice cheaper

Senator Win Gatchalian is seeking the replacement of quantitative restrictions (QRs) on rice imports with a 35% tariff that is expected to make the country's foremost staple food more affordable for all.

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on May, 27, 2018

Declining PH competitiveness “wake-up call” for government

Senator Win Gatchalian is calling on the government to take immediate action to boost the country’s economic competitiveness after it took a big hit in recently released rankings.

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on May, 17, 2018

Senate urged to pass SIM Card Registration Act

Senator Win Gatchalian urged the Senate to prioritize the passage of the SIM Card Registration Act after the House of Representatives approved its own version (House Bill No. 7233) earlier this week.

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on May, 10, 2018

Gov’t failed to deliver on cash transfer promise

Senator Win Gatchalian did not mince words as he reprimanded government representatives for their failure to fully implement the unconditional cash transfer (UCT) program which is meant to shield low-income Filipinos from price increases due to the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law.

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.

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on March, 13, 2018

Retail trade liberalization to propel FDI surge to greater heights

Encouraged by the country's record-setting foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows in 2017, Senator Win Gatchalian stressed anew the need to remove legal restrictions that continue to hamper foreign investors seeking to pump money into the Philippine retail trade industry.

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

On PH investment ranking – “Sick man of Asia” nearing “full recovery”

On the heels of a glowing report which crowned the Philippines as the "best country to invest in," Senator Win Gatchalian asserted that the country's dubious distinction as the "sick man of Asia" will soon be a thing of the past.

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