by Win Gatchalian on March, 31, 2021

To ERC, Meralco: Avoid another round of bill shock

Senator Win Gatchalian called on the concerned authorities to oversee the conduct of onsite electric meter reading amid heightened restrictions under the re-imposed enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) to avoid a repeat of last year’s bill shock complaints.

by Win Gatchalian on March, 28, 2021

To BARMM: Address energy poverty amid COVID-19 threat

Senator Win Gatchalian called on Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) officials to address the issue on energy poverty in the region as data from the National Electrification Administration (NEA) showed that as of December 2020, there are still 106,491 households or 29.99% that remain without electricity as only 248,551 households are being served out of the total 355,042.

by Win Gatchalian on March, 26, 2021

Petron refinery resumption a good sign amid pandemic woes

Senator Win Gatchalian said reports of Petron Corporation’s refinery resuming operation in Bataan by midyear sends a positive signal to the oil and gas industry as it will ensure the continuous employment of at least 3,000 workers and contribute to supply stability which may result in lower fuel prices in the country.

by Win Gatchalian on March, 10, 2021

On Fire Prevention Month: Regulate the LPG industry to save lives, properties

As important as the necessity to regulate the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) industry in the country is the need to ensure the well-being of more than eight million Filipino households depending on LPG for their daily cooking needs, Senator Win Gatchalian said.

by Win Gatchalian on March, 7, 2021

NCIP complies with EVOSS law

After two years since the Energy Virtual One-Stop Shop (EVOSS) was signed into law, Senator Win Gatchalian lauded the move of the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) to comply with the provisions of the law in pursuing energy development projects.

by Win Gatchalian on February, 16, 2021

Inquiry into PH energy transition plan needed

Senator Win Gatchalian has filed a resolution seeking an inquiry into the government’s energy transition plan following the Department of Energy’s (DOE) move last year banning new coal power plants to accelerate the country’s shift to cleaner energy.

by Win Gatchalian on February, 15, 2021

Bill regulating LPG industry passed on third reading

A bill streamlining existing laws and regulating the domestic liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) industry to ensure consumer welfare against the rampant industry malpractices and provide consumer choice has been approved on third and final reading in the Senate, Senator Win Gatchalian said.

by Win Gatchalian on January, 26, 2021

To power distributors: Be more lenient on disconnection policy

Senator Win Gatchalian is again asking power distributors to take notice of pleas for leniency on the disconnection of power supply of customers who still cannot afford to pay their unsettled electricity bills in full. 

by Win Gatchalian on January, 21, 2021

Extend ‘no disconnection’ policy for low-income consumers’ unpaid electricity bill

Senator Win Gatchalian urged the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) and distribution utilities (DUs), such as Meralco, to heed the call of the public to further extend the ‘no disconnection’ policy for low-income consumers at least until the end of the government-imposed General Community Quarantine (GCQ).