Gov’t agencies urged to report data breaches to Nat’l Privacy Commission asap

Senator Win Gatchalian urged government agencies to immediately report to the National Privacy Commission (NPC) any unauthorized access to the databases containing personal information that they have in custody. Gatchalian made the call after learning of the Unified Student Financial Assistance System for Tertiary Education (UNIFAST) data breach in March that exposed the personal data of more than […]

To MWSS: Contingency plans for Angat Dam needed

Senator Win Gatchalian is asking the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) and other concerned agencies to disclose to the public their contingency plans should the Angat Dam dry up and breach its critical level in April. “As early as now we should assure the public that should the water level in Angat Dam reach […]

To MMDA: Be more vigilant vs. hazardous billboards

Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) to enforce stricter guidelines for billboards and outdoor advertising signs along major metropolitan thoroughfares pending the passage of a law on billboard regulation. The lawmaker issued the call after the Automobile Association Philippines (AAP) expressed concern over the presence of giant LED projector billboards […]

Higher AFP Reserve Force budget needed

Recognizing the role of military reservists in disaster response and nation-building, Senator Win Gatchalian has vowed to fight for an increase in the budget of the Armed Forces of the Philippines Reserve Force (AFPRF). Gatchalian commented during the Senate hearing on the budget of the Department of National Defense (DND) that the full potential of […]

DOTr crafted airport strategy without input of airlines

Senator Win Gatchalian scored the Department of Transportation (DOTr) after transportation officials admitted they did not consult airlines in making the Greater Metro Manila Airport Strategy, which seeks to develop three additional airports in the Greater Metro Manila area to solve the overcapacity problem of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). “Without consulting the airlines, […]

Gatchalian urges MIAA to address “simple things” to improve passenger convenience

Senator Win Gatchalian hopes that the short-term solutions airport authorities are working on to decongest the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) would focus on “the simple things” that would have a big impact on airline performance and improve passenger convenience. During the Senate Public Services Committee hearing on the Xiamen Air runway excursion incident at […]

Gatchalian challenges Reds to pursue peace like MILF, MNLF

Senator Win Gatchalian urged the Communist Party of the Philippines – New People’s Army – National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) to take inspiration from the example set by the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) and engage the government in good faith peace talks to finally bring an end to the decades-old communist struggle. […]

Gatchalian commends MILF, MNLF for bicam approval of Bangsamoro Law

Senator Win Gatchalian commended the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) for their contributions to making the historic Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) a reality. “We recognize the sacrifices of the MILF and MNLF and we thank them for their patience and their willingness to set aside political differences for the […]

Conduct ‘Anti-Pasaway’ ops, not ‘Anti-Tambay’

Senator Win Gatchalian over the weekend urged the Philippine National Police to change its ‘anti-tambay’ operation into an ‘anti-pasaway’ campaign to address concerns that it would target innocent bystanders on the street who were not violating the law. “Dapat nga lang malinaw natin kung ano ang intention ng mga pulis sa operasyon na ito. Kaya nga ho […]