Solutions to power crisis in Occidental Mindoro proposed

Senator Win Gatchalian proposed solutions to the daily intermittent power outage in Occidental Mindoro as the power crisis is affecting hospital operations considering a dengue outbreak and rising COVID-19 cases.   “Ngayon higit na kailangan ng ating mga kababayan ang sapat na kuryente sa lugar. Malaking dagok sa kalusugan ng mga residente ang palagiang walang […]

Consumer-centered energy legislation prioritized

Senator Win Gatchalian assured consumer protection is of utmost importance in filing his priority bills in the energy sector for the upcoming 19th Congress.   To cushion the adverse effects of sudden and drastic increases in the prices of petroleum products, Gatchalian’s Senate Bill No. 384 or the proposed Pantawid Pasada Act seeks to establish […]

ERC commendable on order of Meralco refund

Senator Win Gatchalian commended the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) for ordering Manila Electric Company (MERALCO) to refund its customers P21.8 billion equivalent to 87 centavos per kilowatt-hour (kWh).   This means that for a typical household that consumes 200 kWh a month, there will be a P174 refund in the electricity bill beginning this month. […]

Senate inquiry needed to address power supply problem in Occidental Mindoro

Even if Occidental Mindoro’s power supply has been restored after it was hit by a three-day blackout that started last June 25, Senator Win Gatchalian is seeking a Senate investigation to address the problem of power interruptions plaguing the province for several years now.   “Kung walang kuryente, walang negosyo, walang kita ang mga tao. […]

DILG, LGUs called out for long delay of tricycle drivers’ Pantawid Pasada

Senator Win Gatchalian took to task the local government units (LGUs) and the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) for the long delay in the distribution of fuel subsidy to tricycle drivers, which stemmed from the inaccuracy of beneficiaries’ names submitted to the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB).   “Hanggang ngayon […]

To LTFRB: Fast track distribution of Pantawid Pasada

Senator Win Gatchalian urged the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to speed up the efficient distribution of fuel subsidies to the targeted beneficiaries in the public transport sector.   Gatchalian made the call as he is set to pursue the provision of the third tranche of fuel subsidy program to provide economic relief […]

Next DOE admin should uphold public interest in approving latest Malampaya deal

Underscoring the need to protect the interest of the nation above everything else, Senator Win Gatchalian urged the incoming officials of the Department of Energy (DOE) to ensure that existing laws and prescribed regulations are followed before giving its consent to the impending entry of Razon-led Prime Infrastructure Holdings Inc. (Prime Infra) in the Malampaya […]

Grave concern over Malampaya’s fate in reported sale of stakes

Senator Win Gatchalian expressed grave concern over the country’s power situation following reports that businessman Dennis Uy of Udenna Corporation is mulling selling his controlling stakes in the Malampaya deep water gas-to-power project.   “With the expiration of Malampaya’s service contract in 2024, the depletion of the remaining reserves in the gas field by 2027, […]