Economy & Commerce

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).

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on July, 25, 2017

Gatchalian on SONA: Peace and security deserve top billing

Senator Win Gatchalian on Monday said he appreciated the prioritization of peace and security concerns during the second State of the Nation Address of President Rodrigo Duterte.

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on July, 22, 2017

Gatchalian: National ID system to boost anti-poverty gov’t programs

Sen. Win Gatchalian believes the proposed national identification (ID) system will help expand the coverage of the government’s conditional cash transfer program for impoverished households.

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on July, 17, 2017

Gatchalian to DICT: Take the lead on SIM card registration

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) should drum up executive support for proposed legislation seeking the mandatory registration of prepaid subscriber identity module (SIM) cards, Senator Win Gatchalian has said.

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on June, 14, 2017

Gatchalian warns of smuggling ahead of luxury car tax

Senator Win Gatchalian has warned the Bureau of Customs to be prepared to combat the higher incidence of car smuggling when additional excise taxes are imposed on the sale of luxury vehicles.

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on June, 8, 2017

Gatchalian seeks transparency in gov’t economic policies

Senator Win Gatchalian is pushing for the passage of legislation which would promote greater transparency in the government's monetary and fiscal policy direction through strict congressional oversight and mandatory disclosure of information to the public.

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