Ban firecrackers to accelerate decline in New Year-related injuries

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.   “Kung isasabatas natin ang pagbabawal sa mga mapanganib na paputok, magiging mahalagang hakbang ito […]

Maynilad, Manila Water betrayed public trust

Senator Win Gatchalian is calling for the renegotiation of business agreements that the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) entered into with Manila Water Company, Inc. (Manila Water) and Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad), saying that the two concessionaires violated public trust.   During the Senate Public Services Committee hearing on the creation of the […]

Maritime safety standards compliance needed

As Typhoon Tisoy (international name Kammuri) continues to batter the country, Senator Win Gatchalian calls for the enhancement of maritime safety to avoid a repeat of maritime accidents in the past.   Gatchalian made the call as he seeks to review the compliance to the maritime safety standards and maritime transportation laws set by the […]

Proof-of-Parking bill seeks to put vehicle responsibility into owners’ hands

The Proof-of-Parking bill will instill a culture of responsible vehicle ownership among Filipinos once it becomes a law and not prevent them from buying their dream car, according to Senator Win Gatchalian. Gatchalian, author of Senate Bill No. 368 or the Proof-of-Parking Space Act, stressed during the second hearing of the measure that car owners and local […]

Senator Win Gatchalian backs Optical Media Act amendment

Senator Win Gatchalian supports the amendment of the Optical Media Act of 2003 (OMA) to give the country’s anti-piracy watchdog sharper teeth against the more tech-savvy movie and television content pirates. Gatchalian, who presided over the recent hearing of the proposed 2020 budget of the Optical Media Board (OMB), believes that the 16-year-old law has been thrown into the background and rendered antiquated […]

Age of consent should be raised to 18 years

Senator Win Gatchalian wants to raise the minimum age of sexual consent from 12 years old to 18 years old for statutory rape. Gatchalian recently filed Senate Bill No. 739, which seeks to bring the age of sexual consent to the same level as the age of majority in order to give minors ample protection […]

Penalize owners of warehouses used as illegal drug dens

Senator Win Gatchalian is pushing for the passage of a bill penalizing owners of warehouses used as laboratories and storage in the manufacturing and distribution of illegal drugs, following the seizure of ₱1 billion worth of shabu from a warehouse in Malabon City. Senate Bill No. 1225, filed by Gatchalian, seeks to amend Section 8 […]

Mandatory lifeguards in all public swimming pools needed

Citing the recurring incidence of drowning every summer, Senator Win Gatchalian is pushing for the mandatory assignment of qualified lifeguards in all public swimming pools and bathing facilities in the country. “Of the 56 deaths that occurred this past Holy Week, 45 or 80% was due to drowning. This only emphasizes the need to have […]