Economy & Commerce

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on October, 11, 2017

Gatchalian hails expansion of free irrigation program for small farmers

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on October, 5, 2017

Content-based SSB tax will maximize revenue, health benefits – Gatchalian

A content-based approach to the sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) tax would generate more revenue for the government instead of a volume-based scheme, Senator Win Gatchalian has said as he called on the government to develop technological and knowledge capacities to implement the scheme.

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on October, 4, 2017

Gatchalian pushes income tax exemption for near poor households

Senator Win Gatchalian is advocating the expansion of the personal income tax exemption provided in the Senate version of the proposed Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Act as a means of decreasing the burden to be imposed on near poor households by the new tax regime.

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on October, 3, 2017

Gatchalian aims to double Marawi rehab funds in 2018 budget

Gatchalian, who spent the weekend meeting with local government officials, top military brass, and civilian evacuees in Marawi City and surrounding municipalities, explained that the initial proposal of P20 billion would not be enough to rebuild key infrastructure and provide quality basic social services to the hundreds of thousands of area residents displaced by the conflict.

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on September, 19, 2017

Senate approves Fiscal-Monetary Report Act of 2017

The Senate on Monday unanimously approved on third and final reading a measure which promotes greater transparency and public accountability in the formulation and implementation of the executive department's economic policies.

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on September, 11, 2017

Gatchalian: Let’s develop Marawi into economic powerhouse

Senator Win Gatchalian over the weekend urged the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) to fast-track the formulation of a detailed plan-of-action to jumpstart the local economy of Marawi City, expressing optimism in the city's potential to become a regional economic powerhouse.

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on September, 1, 2017

Fix cash transfer program before tax reform approval – Gatchalian

Senator Win Gatchalian on Wednesday urged the national government to put into place a concrete plan to implement the cash transfer program meant to shield poor Filipinos from the inflationary effects of the proposed tax reform package, which is still pending legislative approval.

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on August, 3, 2017

Senate approves Gatchalian report on dysfunctional PH telco sector

The Senate has approved a scathing report detailing the dysfunctional state of the Philippine telecommunications industry, laying the groundwork for the passage of a series of landmark bills aimed at drastically improving the quality of telco services while also driving down the oppressive costs shouldered by consumers.

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on July, 28, 2017

Senate ready to pass economic reforms – Gatchalian

Senator Win Gatchalian has expressed confidence that the Senate would be ready to act on priority legislation which will complement the economic agenda outlined by President Rodrigo Duterte during his second State of the Nation Address (SONA).

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