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by Win Gatchalian on January, 20, 2020

Telcos promise to rollout 1st phase of Mobile Number Portability this year

After prodding from Senator Win Gatchalian, representatives from telecommunication companies Globe, Smart and new player Dito committed to rollout Mobile Number Portability this year and in phases.

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on January, 10, 2020

Help returning OFWs become successful ‘entrepinoys’

Amid tensions in the Middle East, Senator Win Gatchalian has urged the government to help turn displaced and returning Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) into local “entrepinoys” by extending to them entrepreneurial programs.

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on January, 6, 2020

To telcos: Don’t let mobile consumers wait until 2021 for mobile portability

Senator Win Gatchalian has called on telecommunication companies to immediately put in place a mechanism for the implementation of the Mobile Number Portability Act (MNPA) now that telecom giants Smart and Globe, and newcomer Dito Telecommunity announced that they agreed to get US-based Syniverse to provide mobile number portability services.

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on December, 29, 2019

To PCC: Impose stiffer penalty to Grab for continuous violation of competition rules

Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) to impose stiffer penalty against ride-hailing giant Grab Philippines (Grab PH) for repeatedly violating the country’s competition rules since the departure of Uber in 2018.

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on December, 22, 2019

Long-term solution amid temporary reduction in Grab fares needed

While ride-hailing firm Grab gives temporary relief to passengers by reducing its surge pricing cap, Senator Win Gatchalian believes this is just a band-aid solution that will not effectively address Grab’s high fares brought about by the lack of available drivers especially during peak hours, and the lack of competitors in the market.

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on December, 18, 2019

Transport regulator needs to re-assess Grab fare matrix

With the sudden surge in Grab fares, Senator Win Gatchalian wants to see a logical basis why the ride-hailing firm imposes such fare matrix.

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on November, 17, 2019

Gatchalian to LGUs: Let’s learn from Valenzuela on easing business permit transactions

Senator Win Gatchalian says Local Government Units (LGUs) should embrace digital innovation in order to streamline the processing of business permit applications in their respective jurisdictions.

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on October, 17, 2019

Senate trade committee forms TWG for bill regulating parking fees

The Senate has started ironing out the details of a bill which seeks to protect consumers against the imposition of unreasonable and exorbitant parking fees by malls, hospitals, schools, and other establishments.

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on October, 9, 2019

Senator Win Gatchalian to DOTr: Time to revisit Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program

Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the Department of Transportation to go back to the drawing board and revisit its public utility vehicle modernization program (PUVMP) amid lukewarm reception from majority of transport groups.

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