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.
Senator Win Gatchalian on Tuesday vowed to fight for the inclusion of funding for the implementation of the proposed body camera policy for police anti-drug operatives during Senate deliberations on the 2018 national budget.
In response to the suspected murder of 17-year old Kian Loyd "Ian" delos Santos at the hands of police anti-illegal drugs operatives, Senator Win Gatchalian on Monday said he would file a bill requiring policemen to wear body cameras to collect video footage of all drug raids implemented by authorities.
Sen. Win Gatchalian is calling for immediate Senate discussions on pending measures related to transportation network vehicle services (TNVS) in the country, as he stressed the need for legislative action to end the worsening blame-game between the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) and ride-hailing companies and operators.
Senator Win Gatchalian is calling for an immediate end to the Muslim identification (ID) card system being implemented in certain towns in Tarlac province to screen potential security threats as a result of the ongoing conflict in Marawi City.