Concerned that Filipino workers will soon be targeted next, Senator Win Gatchalian has urged the Philippine National Police (PNP), the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), and the Bureau of Immigration (BI) to hunt down Chinese syndicates in the country’s POGO industry, arrest them and bring them to jail.
Discrimination is not right. And Filipinos ought not to be discriminatory. This is what Senator Win Gatchalian stressed in the wake of increasing negative sentiments towards China and the Chinese nationals in this time of the novel coronavirus scare.
Senator Win Gatchalian is pushing for the amendment to the Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act of 2010 by empowering the Local Government Units (LGUs) and strengthening existing local disaster risk reduction and management offices. This will increase the capability and capacity of communities to maintain basic functions during disasters.
The rapid spread of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) should prompt the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to have systems in place for the evacuation of Filipinos in Wuhan, Senator Win Gatchalian said.
Senator Win Gatchalian has filed a resolution calling for an inquiry that will review the impact and effectiveness of the Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act of 2010 (Republic Act 10121).
Senator Win Gatchalian underscores the need for a SIM card registration law as a way of running after perpetrators of hoax messages on mobile phones in relation to the Taal disaster.
In the hope to make our constituents safer in times of disasters, Senator Win Gatchalian renews his call for the establishment of permanent evacuation centers in every municipality and city in the country.
“It’s an insult to our government, an insult to our country and, insult to Filipino people especially to the OFWs who’ve been toiling almost blood, sweat and, tears in the Middle East”. This was how Senator Win Gatchalian described the treatment of the Kuwaiti government on the death of Jeanelyn Villavende, adding that such a very serious matter demands justice.
Along with the Department of Health’s call on the public to skip firecrackers in their New Year celebration, Senator Win Gatchalian has renewed his call to ban the sale and use of firecrackers and pyrotechniques except for authorized fireworks displays.