SIM card registration can track down child cybersex traffickers

Senator Win Gatchalian said the mandatory registration of prepaid SIM cards is a potential mechanism that will aid the government crackdown on the online sexual exploitation of children (OSEC).   Gatchalian explained that the absence of a SIM card registration law is one of the barriers that law enforcers face when running after child cybersex […]

Fraudsters, beware! Prepaid SIM registration bill pushed in Senate

Senator Win Gatchalian is pushing for the bill mandating registration of all users of pre-paid subscriber identity module (SIM) cards in the Senate to enable authorities to easily clampdown those engaged in nefarious and illegal activities.   A number of individuals in the recent months have fallen prey to online fraudsters who used prepaid SIM […]

Senate probe over proliferation of fraudulent use of payment cards needed

Senator Win Gatchalian is eyeing a parallel probe in the Senate on the proliferation of fraudulent use of credit card, debit card, or online bank account to address possible gaps in existing laws in protecting the rights of the consuming public.   Gatchalian, who has tapped the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to help unmask […]

On erring policemen: Legislate reforms to instill discipline

Legislating reforms in instilling discipline among the ranks of the Philippine National Police (PNP) appears to be needed to address the likes of Senior Master Sergeant Jonel Nuezca, said Senator Win Gatchalian.   “Sa pag-aanalisa ko sa video na nagpapakita kung paano pinatay ang mag-ina, tingnan natin ‘yung proseso ng pagdidisiplina sa mga tiwaling pulis […]

More loopholes in RFID system bared

More loopholes were uncovered in the implementation of cashless transactions in toll ways, according to Senator Win Gatchalian, which prompted Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade to accede to the overall impression of failure of leadership and failure of enforcement of regulatory officials manning the expressways.   Senators were told during the recent hearing […]

Toll operators warned of possible concession revocation amid RFID mess

Senator Win Gatchalian is calling for the review of the concession agreement between the government and toll operators over issues of non-performance and other possible violations committed in the implementation of the Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) program and warns toll road companies that their concessions can be revoked.   Gatchalian will file a resolution within the […]

To DOTr & toll operators: Stop the “carmageddon”, put up additional RFID booths

Senator Win Gatchalian urged the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and toll operators to address the traffic jams along expressways brought about by those queuing for the Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) sticker installation.   Gatchalian recommended the setting up of additional installation sites to accommodate all motorists enrolling for the electronic toll collection (ETC) system, preventing traffic […]

Ocular in Cagayan, Isabela conducted to ascertain damage of typhoon

Senator Win Gatchalian conducts site inspections in Cagayan and Isabela provinces today as a prelude to the anticipated Senate probe on the severe flooding in several parts of Luzon following the onslaught of typhoon Ulysses.   Gatchalian, Vice Chairman of Economic Affairs Committee, said he wanted to personally ascertain the damage left behind by deep […]

Relief efforts stepped up in typhoon-devastated Bicol; aid given to affected residents

While the Bicol region is still reeling from the impact of the recent slew of typhoons, Senator Win Gatchalian checks on how residents are coping from the devastation in Catanduanes, Albay, and Camarines Sur.   Gatchalian, along with Valenzuela City Congressman Wes Gatchalian, Vice Mayor Lorie Natividad-Borja and Councilor Rovin Feliciano, will meet with the […]