Safeguard personal information of mobile subscribers, ensure cybersecurity policies in place, and provide proper consumer welfare mechanisms in the course of porting activities, Senator Win Gatchalian said in reminding telecommunications companies as they roll out the implementation of the Mobile Number Portability Act (MNPA) on September 30.
Senator Win Gatchalian condemned the death of a Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) cadet who was allegedly punched by his upperclassman in the academy’s premises in Silang, Cavite.
With a strong backing from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), Senator Win Gatchalian pushed anew the passage of his bill protecting financial consumer welfare amid the increased adoption of digitalization of financial products and services in the country.
As COVID-19 infections continue to rise in the country, Senator Win Gatchalian urged the Department of Health (DOH) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to put in place mechanisms that will oversee compliance of testing laboratories on the reduced price cap for real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) or swab tests.
Senator Win Gatchalian urged concerned authorities to consider imposing stiffer penalties to guard against those who will misuse or produce fake unified vaccination certificates, saying that such fraudulent acts could endanger public safety.
Calls limiting to only fully vaccinated individuals access to malls and restaurants in Metro Manila should be put off until there’s enough supply of vaccines, Senator Win Gatchalian said.
Senator Win Gatchalian pressed for the establishment of a centralized database system of all fully-vaccinated individuals for better monitoring especially in the wake of reports that some residents had booster shots even with the limited supply of vaccines in the country.
Senator Win Gatchalian called on the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) to further intensify the campaign among local government units (LGUs) on the use of StaySafe.PH application to establish a unified contact tracing system in the country.
Amid the re-imposition of Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) in Metro Manila and other areas, Senator Win Gatchalian is calling for increased vigilance on another potential surge in cases of violence against children.