Now that the Senate has approved Senate Bill No. 1662, otherwise known as the Anti-Hazing Act of 2018, Senator Win Gatchalian has a warning for hazing perpetrators: Make the most out of this final chance to change your ways before the new law goes into effect.
Four years after embarking on a crusade to revamp the country's Anti-Hazing Law in the wake of the gruesome murder of a promising young Filipino during fraternity initiation rites, Senator Win Gatchalian is once again urging his fellow lawmakers to expedite the approval of landmark anti-hazing legislation which will ensure that "no more blood will be shed in the pursuit of brotherhood."
Senator Gatchalian renewed on Friday his call to equip policemen with body cameras to ensure the bloodless but effective implementation of the government's all-out campaign against illegal drugs.
Senator Win Gatchalian is calling for a creation of a National Database System to streamline the delivery of government social services and simplify the process of obtaining common official documents such as NBI clearances and drivers licenses.
Senator Win Gatchalian sees no immediate need to involve the Philippine National Police once more in the Duterte administration's campaign against illegal drugs, citing the record-breaking performance of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) during its first month at the helm of the drug war.
Senator Win Gatchalian on Tuesday called for the imposition of strict penalties on fraternity members who participate in the cover-up of hazing incidents, such as the actions taken by resident and alumni members of the Aegis Juris Fraternity in the wake of the suspected hazing death of Horacio “Atio” Castillo III.
Senator Win Gatchalian on Thursday expressed optimism that the designation of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) as the sole agency authorized to conduct anti-illegal drug operations would restore the integrity of the government's campaign against illegal drugs and put an end to the killings perpetrated by police scalawags.
Senator Win Gatchalian on Monday called on the leadership of the University of Santo Tomas (UST) to take the lead in seeking justice for Horacio Tomas "Atyo" Castillo III, a 22-year-old freshman law student who was allegedly killed during the initiation rites of a university-recognized fraternity.
Senator Win Gatchalian believes law enforcement authorities should have access within 24 hours to information from Closed-Circuit Television Videos (CCTVs) to speed up criminal investigations.