Gatchalian: Rice tariffication bill to save consumers thousands per year on rice

Senator Win Gatchalian urged the Senate to pass the rice tariffication bill, saying it is a strong counter-inflationary measure that will bring “immediate relief to Filipino consumers by saving them thousands of pesos per year on rice.” In his co-sponsorship speech for Senate Bill No. 1998, Gatchalian, who chairs the Senate Committee on Economic Affairs, […]

Pro-consumer liberalization reforms needed

Senator Win Gatchalian has vowed to champion liberalization reforms to build an inclusive, efficient, and competitive business environment in the Philippines, saying that the resulting influx of foreign direct investment (FDI) will bring about “game-changing benefits” for Filipino consumers. Speaking before the Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce during the seventh anniversary of Arangkada Philippines, Gatchalian stressed the […]

Gatchalian champions culture of planning through proposed NEDA Charter

There is a need to instill a culture of planning in the formulation and implementation of the country’s economic and development policies. Senator Win Gatchalian made this call as he led the public hearing on Senate Bill No. 1938 or the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Act of 2018, which aims to institutionalize the […]

Gatchalian calls for abolition of NFA

Senator Win Gatchalian is pushing for the abolition of the National Food Authority (NFA) to spare taxpayers from the burden of subsidizing the “inefficient and unproductive” operations of the embattled agency. “lsa sa mga problemang nakikita ko kaya kulang ang supply at mataas ang presyo ng bigas ay iyong operations ng NFA. Hindi maayos at […]

Create task force to address inflation

Senator Win Gatchalian is pushing for the creation of a multi-agency task force that would be responsible for mitigating the effects of rising inflation in the country. “I think the Department of Finance (DOF) can probably create a task force to address inflation. It can be a multi-sectoral and multi-departmental task force so that we […]

Gatchalian to probe economic impact of Federalism shift

The Senate Committee on Economic Affairs led by Senator Win Gatchalian is set to take an in-depth look into the potential impact that the proposed shift to federalism would have on the Philippine economy. Gatchalian has filed Senate Resolution No. 823, which directs the appropriate Senate committee to look into the economic effects a shift […]

Gatchalian wants greater competition in PH funded gov’t infra projects

Senator Win Gatchalian has filed a bill to remove investment restrictions in a 78-year-old law that prevent foreign contractors from bidding on locally-funded government public works projects. Gatchalian said that in filing Senate Bill No. 1907, he seeks to “provide a more level playing field and extend equal opportunities to eligible and qualified domestic and […]

Gatchalian’s Network Freedom Act to unlock mobile devices upon end of contract

The Senate Subcommittee on the Network Freedom Act chaired by Senator Win Gatchalian has begun the process of ironing out the details of Senate Bill 1643, which seeks to regulate the locking of mobile wireless devices to specific telecommunications networks. Section 4 of the Network Freedom Act now prohibits telcos or other retailers of mobile […]