Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to step up efforts in hunting down online scammers who proliferated during the quarantine. Gatchalian said authorities should beef up their online presence to safeguard Filipinos against online scams and other related cybercrimes.
Now that the implementing rules and regulation (IRR) of the law has been signed, Senator Win Gatchalian urges the government anew to use the Community-Based Monitoring System (CBMS) Act to ensure efficient distribution of the Social Amelioration Program (SAP).
As Typhoon Ambo barrels its way in the country, Senator Win Gatchalian urged Local Government Units (LGUs) to adhere to social-distancing measures and other COVID-19-related prevention protocols in the evacuation of those who are in the path of the storm.
Senator Win Gatchalian has urged the government and its contractors to ensure the safety and well-being of construction workers as the government eyes the resumption of the construction of big-ticket projects under the ‘Build, Build, Build’ flagship program of the Duterte administration.
Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the national government to grant additional Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) shares to Local Government Units (LGUs) that remain under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) until May 15 to ensure unhampered delivery of basic needs to the public during this difficult time.
To help equip the country’s health care system in flattening the curve, the Gatchalian family has donated medical supplies and complete sets of personal protective equipment (PPE) worth ₱30 million pesos.
As the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic fuels fears of a cybersex trafficking surge among children in Southeast Asia, Senator Win Gatchalian called on the Department of Education (DepEd), Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) for increased vigilance and protective measures.
As countries under COVID-19 lockdowns see a surge in domestic violence, Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the Inter-Agency Council on Violence Against Women and Their Children (IACVAWC) to ensure that the implementation of Republic Act 9262 or the Anti-Violence Against Women and Their Children Act of 2004 remains in full force.
With mass testing for COVID-19 set to be conducted two days after the scheduled end of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) on April 12, Senator Win Gatchalian favors extending the quarantine period by at least two weeks.