Senator Win Gatchalian is pushing for the expansion overseas of online filing of tax returns or e-filing in a bid to provide ease and convenience for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in fulfilling their obligation such as in payment of real estate tax and estate tax, among others.
Senator Win Gatchalian is strongly pushing for the adoption of an agriculture information system (AIS) to deter price manipulation of food prices, such as in the case of onion, which has recently seen record levels.
Senator Win Gatchalian proposes the establishment of more Kadiwa Centers to bring agricultural products closer to consumers and subsequently lower food prices to more affordable levels.
Senator Win Gatchalian called on all agencies concerned to go after smugglers of agricultural commodities and protect local farmers from unwarranted competition.
As consumer spending accelerates ahead of Christmas and New Year festivities, Senator Win Gatchalian is seeking to amend the Consumer Act of the Philippines (Republic Act No. 7394) to strengthen the rights of consumers and enhance measures designed to protect them.
Despite the enactment of Republic Act No. 10968 or the Philippine Qualifications Framework (PQF) Act to make Filipinos more competitive and employable, a strategic plan for its implementation is yet to be implemented.
The Senate’s proposed 2023 budget highlights social safety nets in a bid to support economic recovery amid continuing uncertainties brought mainly by the Russia-Ukraine conflict and the COVID-19 pandemic, Senator Win Gatchalian said.
Senator Win Gatchalian pressed for the creation of a Magna Carta for Filipino seafarers, through Senate Bill No. 822, in a bid to provide them with better protection, build their competencies through education and skills training, and improve their overall competitiveness and personal advantage.
Senator Win Gatchalian wants to institutionalize the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) to be an independent economic and planning agency for the country’s long-term sustainable economic future.