Senator Win Gatchalian said the recent rules promulgated by the Supreme Court requiring law enforcers to use video recording devices in carrying out arrest and search warrants will keep in check the actions taken by the members of the Philippine National Police (PNP).
Though the Philippines has retained its ‘Tier 1 Status’ by the U.S. State Department for meeting the minimum standards on the elimination of trafficking, Senator Win Gatchalian reiterated the need for a stronger government crackdown on all forms of human trafficking, including the online sexual exploitation of children (OSEC).
As residents near Taal Volcano face the combined threats of COVID-19 and a possible explosive volcanic eruption, Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the Department of Health (DOH), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), and local government units (LGUs) to ensure the welfare and safety of children amid evacuation efforts.
Senator Win Gatchalian called on all concerned agencies to be more vigilant on the emergence of new mobile and online shopping scams and intensify the campaign against deceptive and sham transactions.
Senator Win Gatchalian has taken steps in safeguarding financial consumers from being victimized by unethical and fraudulent schemes of some financial service providers and unscrupulous individuals.
Amid the observance of “World Day Against Child Labor” today, June 12. Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the National Council Against Child Labor to accelerate efforts to rescue and protect the country’s child laborers from exploitation and abuse.
Senator Win Gatchalian urged authorities to consider the relaxation of requirements for COVID-19 testing and quarantine protocols on all fully vaccinated tourists – both foreign and local -- to help spur the slow reopening of the country’s economy.
Senator Win Gatchalian will seek an inquiry into the proliferation of loan sharks and other online lending schemes of some companies not under the supervision of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Senator Win Gatchalian hailed the Senate’s third reading approval of a bill that would strengthen the government’s crackdown on the online sexual abuse and exploitation of children (OSAEC).