SC rule on use of body cams in police operations will ensure PNP’s integrity

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).   “As the primary protector of the civilian populace, our police operatives […]

PH retains ‘Tier 1’ status; stronger crackdown on human trafficking needed

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).   The U.S. State Department’s 2021 […]

On evacuations amid Taal unrest: Uphold welfare, safety of children

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.   Aside from the establishment […]

Vigilance needed on emergence of new phishing scam

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.   The senator made the call to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), Department of Information and Communications […]

More consumer protection needed against financial fraudsters

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.   Noting the wide array of financial products and services following the COVID-19 outbreak, including the emergence of fraudsters that victimized those struggling with lost income, Gatchalian underscored the […]

On World Day Against Child Labor: Protect children from exploitation, abuse

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.   Both the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) warned last year […]

Gov’t should ease travel restrictions for fully vaccinated tourists

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.   “If we’re easing travel restrictions on fully vaccinated Filipinos returning from trips abroad, I don’t see […]

Resolution vs. loan sharks, other online lending scams sought

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).   The move is aimed at studying remedial legislation to address possible gaps in the existing policies […]

Senate nod on ‘anti-OSAEC’ bill hailed; stronger law vs. human trafficking needed

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).   Gatchalian is co-author of Senate Bill No. 2209 or the “Special Protections against Online Sexual Abuse and Exploitation of Children (OSAEC) Law,” which defines and penalizes […]