Economy & Commerce

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on December, 18, 2019

Transport regulator needs to re-assess Grab fare matrix

With the sudden surge in Grab fares, Senator Win Gatchalian wants to see a logical basis why the ride-hailing firm imposes such fare matrix.

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on November, 17, 2019

Gatchalian to LGUs: Let’s learn from Valenzuela on easing business permit transactions

Senator Win Gatchalian says Local Government Units (LGUs) should embrace digital innovation in order to streamline the processing of business permit applications in their respective jurisdictions.

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on October, 17, 2019

Senate trade committee forms TWG for bill regulating parking fees

The Senate has started ironing out the details of a bill which seeks to protect consumers against the imposition of unreasonable and exorbitant parking fees by malls, hospitals, schools, and other establishments.

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on October, 9, 2019

Senator Win Gatchalian to DOTr: Time to revisit Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program

Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the Department of Transportation to go back to the drawing board and revisit its public utility vehicle modernization program (PUVMP) amid lukewarm reception from majority of transport groups.

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on October, 2, 2019

Senator Win Gatchalian to DOF: Protect the jobs of Filipino workers

Senator Win Gatchalian has urged the Department of Finance (DOF) to carefully study how it plans to protect the jobs of thousands of Filipinos if Congress approves the proposed Corporate Income Tax Incentives Reform Act (CITIRA).

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on September, 12, 2019

Senate Committee on Trade acts on Parking Fees Regulation Act

A bill which seeks to protect consumers against the imposition of unreasonable and exorbitant parking fees by owners of malls, hospitals schools, and other establishments has started moving in the Senate.

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on September, 12, 2019

Amendments to the Contractors’ License Law pushed

To put foreign contractors on equal footing with their local counterparts, drive down costs in the construction industry, and bring in new technology, Senator Win Gatchalian wants to amend the 54-year-old Contractors’ License Law.

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on September, 9, 2019

Earlier retirement age for gov’t workers pushed

Senator Win Gatchalian has a filed a bill to reduce the optional and compulsory retirement ages of government workers by five years.

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on August, 28, 2019

Stop corruption in PhilHealth first before raising excise taxes on alcohol

Senator Win Gatchalian wants corruption in the state-run Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) to be completely eradicated first before the Senate pass a measure seeking to raise excise taxes on alcohol products.

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