Gatchalian urges LGUs to help address issues affecting food inflation

Senator Win Gatchalian urged local government units (LGUs) in the country to help lower down transportation and logistics that are ultimately affecting food inflation amid surging food demand related to Christmas and New Year festivities.   Gatchalian highlighted that LGUs must ensure strict compliance with Executive Order 41, signed by the President in September this […]

Gatchalian flags recurring issues delaying ODA projects

Senator Win Gatchalian flagged recurring issues that persistently delay much-needed overseas development assistance (ODA) projects aimed at supporting economic development.   “Timely execution of ODA projects not only addresses pressing developmental needs but is also a commitment to responsible governance,” Gatchalian stated. “Sinisiguro nito na maayos na ginagamit ang perang pinaghirapan ng mga taxpayer, na […]

Corruption likely to stay unless gov’t implements full digitalization—Gatchalian

Corruption is likely to remain a problem in public transactions unless the government implements full digitalization of its services, Senator Win Gatchalian said.   “No matter what you do, no matter how many people you fire or investigate, the only way to eliminate corruption is through digitalization. If you don’t digitalize, you won’t eliminate corruption. […]

Gatchalian sees robust regional collaboration for critical infrastructure development at APPF

Senator Win Gatchalian envisions strengthened cooperation among Asia Pacific economies for the development of critical infrastructures in the face of global risks such as cyberattacks, natural disasters, and other disruptive events.   The 31st annual meeting of the Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF) includes a plenary session focused on rethinking critical infrastructure, which is cited […]

Gatchalian expects Japan PM visit to lead to stronger economic, security cooperation

Senator Win Gatchalian said Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s visit to the Philippines will pave the way for stronger economic and security cooperation between the two nations.   “Prime Minister Kishida’s visit to the country couldn’t be more timely given recent developments,” said Gatchalian, referring to the Philippines’ decision to withdraw a request for overseas […]

Gatchalian flags unfilled positions, low salaries in tax-collecting agencies

Senator Win Gatchalian flagged unfilled positions and low salaries in the country’s tax-collecting agencies.   According to Gatchalian, the Department of Finance (DOF) had a total of 11,745 unfilled positions in 2022. Of this number, the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) had a total of 7,724 unfilled positions while the Bureau of Customs (BOC) accounted […]