PH self-sufficiency in small arms production needed

Senator Win Gatchalian wants the government to improve the country’s defense capabilities by pursuing self-sufficiency in the manufacture of basic weaponry, munitions, and armaments. During the Senate hearing on the Special Defense Economic Zone Act (House Bill No. 6525), sponsored by Bataan 2nd District Representative Jose Enrique “Joet” Garcia, national defense officials explained that at present, about 20 […]

Gov’t must ink more OFW protection agreements

Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the Duterte administration to use the memorandum of understanding (MOU) negotiated between the Philippines and Kuwait as a blueprint for future bilateral agreements to protect the welfare of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in countries where they are frequently deployed. Gatchalian explained that based on the details initially reported by Labor […]

To DOH: Allot Dengvaxia refund to dengue preparedness

Senator Win Gatchalian on Monday urged the Department of Health (DOH) to allot a portion of the PHP 1.16-billion refund from the purchase of the controversial Dengvaxia vaccine to beef up the readiness of public hospitals in responding to cases of dengue. “In countries like the Philippines where tropical diseases like dengue are endemic, the readiness of […]

To hazing perpetrators: “Wala na kayong takas sa susunod”

Now that the Senate has approved Senate Bill No. 1662, otherwise known as the Anti-Hazing Act of 2018, Senator Win Gatchalian has a warning for hazing perpetrators: Make the most out of this final chance to change your ways before the new law goes into effect. “Sa oras na maisabatas ang panukalang ito, tinitiyak ko […]

No more bloodshed in pursuit of brotherhood

Four years after embarking on a crusade to revamp the country’s Anti-Hazing Law in the wake of the gruesome murder of a promising young Filipino during fraternity initiation rites, Senator Win Gatchalian is once again urging his fellow lawmakers to expedite the approval of landmark anti-hazing legislation which will ensure that “no more blood will […]

Gatchalian rejects PNP drug chief’s ‘God Cam’ proposal

God cam over bod cam? “Absolutely absurd” according to Senator Win Gatchalian, who renewed on Friday his call to equip policemen with body cameras to ensure the bloodless but effective implementation of the government’s all-out campaign against illegal drugs. The senator was reacting to the statement of Philippine National Police (PNP) Drug Enforcement Group (DEG) […]

National database to streamline delivery of gov’t services

Senator Win Gatchalian is calling for a creation of a National Database System to streamline the delivery of government social services and simplify the process of obtaining common official documents such as NBI clearances and drivers licenses. Gatchalian’s proposed Senate Bill No. 1267, otherwise known as the National Database System Act, would establish a National […]

No need to involve PNP in drug war for now – Gatchalian

Senator Win Gatchalian sees no immediate need to involve the Philippine National Police once more in the Duterte administration’s campaign against illegal drugs, citing the record-breaking performance of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) during its first month at the helm of the drug war. The senator’s comments came after President Rodrigo Duterte had brought up the […]

Gatchalian seeks strict penalties for hazing cover-up

Senator Win Gatchalian on Tuesday called for the imposition of strict penalties on fraternity members who participate in the cover-up of hazing incidents, such as the actions taken by resident and alumni members of the Aegis Juris Fraternity in the wake of the suspected hazing death of Horacio “Atio” Castillo III. The senator proposed that the act […]