Gatchalian questions PNOC-EC plan to import Singapore diesel

Senator Win Gatchalian is questioning the decision of the Philippine National Oil Company – Exploration Corp. (PNOC-EC) Board to import some ₱2 billion worth of diesel from Singapore, raising doubts as to whether the plan is the best solution to alleviate the plight of public utility drivers struggling to cope with rising fuel prices. “I […]

Senate panel set to probe DOE energy security, self-sufficiency strategies

The Senate Committee on Energy led by Senator Win Gatchalian is set to take an in-depth look into the government’s strategy to ensure energy security and self-sufficiency amid skyrocketing global oil prices. Gatchalian has filed Resolution No. 916, which directs the appropriate Senate committee to scrutinize the Department of Energy’s (DOE) national strategy in ensuring a continuous, […]

“Drill, Drill, Drill” amid skyrocketing global oil prices

Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the Duterte administration to be more aggressive in its pursuit of energy self-sufficiency by launching a “Drill, Drill, Drill” program to explore and develop the country’s untapped oil and natural gas resources. The senator, who serves as chairman of the Senate Energy Committee, made the call amid the latest round of […]

Senate OKs creation of world-class PH energy think tank

The Senate has approved on third and final reading a bill creating a world-class think tank meant to bridge research and policy gaps in the Philippine energy sector, in hopes of fostering greater energy security, sustainability, and affordability in the country. Senate Bill No. 1574, also known as the Philippine Energy Research and Policy Institute […]

Activate electric coops fund in Ompong-hit areas

Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Electrification Administration (NEA) to make full use of the new Electric Cooperatives Emergency and Resiliency Fund (ECERF) to jump-start efforts to normalize the power supply in provinces ravaged by Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) over the weekend. The ECERF, established by Republic Act 11039 […]

To NEA: Activate electric coops emergency fund

Senator Win Gatchalian is calling on the National Electrification Administration (NEA) to activate the Electric Cooperatives Emergency and Resiliency Fund (ECERF) to provide aid to electric coops and power consumers adversely affected by the onslaught of Typhoon Ompong (international name: Typhoon Mangkhut). Ompong, considered by weather officials as the strongest typhoon to hit the country so […]

Win: Use ₱207 B Malampaya Fund to reduce consumer power rates

Senator Win Gatchalian is pushing for the passage of legislation authorizing the use of the ₱207-billion Malampaya Fund to pay off the stranded contract costs and stranded debt of the National Power Corporation (Napocor), which he said would provide consumer savings for Filipino households on the monthly electricity bill. Gatchalian, who chairs the Senate Committee on […]

Gatchalian: Energy reforms needed to pacify rising consumer discontent

Senator Win Gatchalian is calling for the swift implementation of energy sector reforms amid growing consumer uproar over high electricity rates in the country. Gatchalian, chairman of the Senate Committee on Energy, made the call in response to a recent Pulse Asia Survey poll which revealed that 60 percent of Filipinos were dissatisfied with current […]

Win calls for innovation in rural electrification efforts

Senator Win Gatchalian wants to infuse new technology into the efforts to achieve 100-percent electrification in rural areas of the Philippines, especially in isolated islands and other remote areas. Gatchalian, who chairs the Senate Committee on Energy, said the goal of his committee is to encourage the Department of Energy to look for innovative solutions […]