In containing COVID-19: Test all who are ill

Considering the speed by which the number of positive cases is increasing, Senator Win Gatchalian urges the whole government to be involved and proactively seek out persons at risk of contracting the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).   Gatchalian said it should start from the local government units (LGUs), emphasizing that if their constituents have symptoms of fever, cough […]

Gatchalian wants e-cigarettes regulated

Senator Win Gatchalian will file a bill regulating the sale of e-cigarettes, vapes and other electronic nicotine and non-nicotine delivery systems in the Philippines as the country reported its first electronic cigarette or vaping-associated lung injury (EVALI) case.   “We are already preparing a bill, which we will file soon, to regulate the packaging, advertisement, […]

Prudence in classifying content on video streaming platforms sought

Senator Win Gatchalian has urged the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) to exercise prudence in classifying movies and contents being streamed on different platforms, including online streaming providers like Netflix and Amazon Prime. Gatchalian made the call as he expressed concern that many Filipinos may easily access movies with themes showing excessive violence, vulgarity, […]

Regulatory law needed for e-cigarettes

Senator Win Gatchalian said a law may be needed to further regulate the sale of e-cigarettes, vapes, and other electronic nicotine and non-nicotine delivery systems in the Philippines. Gatchalian issued the statement after the CEO of Juul Labs stepped down amid growing concern in the United States over the safety of the e-cigarette company’s products. […]

Call to pass tobacco tax hike bill renewed

Senator Win Gatchalian renewed his call for the immediate passage of a bill increasing the tobacco tax to ₱70, in a bid to not only curb cigarette consumption among Filipinos but also raise funds for the government’s universal health care program. Gatchalian expressed optimism that Senate Bill No. (SBN) 2177 will be passed on third reading […]

Help from DepEd on Dengvaxia panic, needed

Senator Win Gatchalian is calling on the Department of Education (DepEd) to create a circular that will mandate all public schools to initiate a program to identify and monitor students who were immunized with Dengvaxia. The government has already stopped the school and community-based anti-dengue immunization program jointly instituted by the Department of Health (DoH), the […]