Economy & Commerce

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on May, 15, 2019

Gatchalian aims to pass three key economic bills before 17th Congress adjourns

The Senate Committee on Economic Affairs plans to finish at least three key economic-related bills that will help the country become more adaptable to current and future business demands and trends, according to Senator Win Gatchalian.

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

Gov’t needs to provide more well-paying jobs to boost poverty reduction

Despite poverty incidence dropping to a three-year low, the government needs to continue providing Filipinos with more well-paying jobs to increase the pace of poverty reduction in the country, according to Senator Win Gatchalian.

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on March, 26, 2019

DOF transparency on loan deals lauded

Senator Win Gatchalian lauded the Department of Finance (DOF) for extending greater transparency on foreign loan agreements the government entered into to bankroll the various infrastructure projects.

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on March, 14, 2019

Fast-tracking of BBB’s Metro Manila BRT projects needed

Senator Win Gatchalian urged the Department of Transportation (DOTr) to fast-track the transport-related projects included in the Duterte administration’s 75 flagship infrastructure projects amid an investigative report revealing numerous cancellations of the of the Philippine National Railways’ (PNR) scheduled trips.

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on March, 14, 2019

To DOF, NEDA: Extend greater transparency on infra loans

Senator Win Gatchalian has urged government agencies involved in the planning and implementation of the Duterte administration’s Build, Build, Build (BBB) program to extend greater transparency on foreign loan agreements the government entered into to bankroll the various infrastructure projects.

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on March, 11, 2019

Call for speedy passage of amendments to Foreign Investments Act, removal of anti-competitive restrictions on foreign investments needed

Senator Win Gatchalian stressed the need to amend the country’s current economic laws to foster a more competitive business environment in the Philippines as he called on the Senate to accelerate the passage of much-needed legislative reforms designed to make the country more adaptable to current and future business demands and trends.

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on February, 13, 2019

Properly operating Bahay Pag-Asa effective in rehabilitating youth offenders

Senator Win Gatchalian said that a properly-staffed, properly-funded, and properly-operating Bahay Pag-Asa (BPA) is effective in rehabilitating children in conflict with the law (CICLs).

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on February, 13, 2019

Institutionalization of community-based monitoring system vs. poverty needed

Senator Win Gatchalian is pushing to institutionalize a system that will best equip policymakers and program implementers with reliable and evidence-based information in their fight against poverty in their respective communities.

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

Tobacco tax hike to curb Filipino smoking habits, fund universal healthcare pushed

Senator Win Gatchalian is pushing to increase the tobacco tax to P70 per pack in a bid to curb cigarette consumption among Filipinos and raise funds for the Universal Health Care (UHC) programs of the government.

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