PDEA at the helm restores integrity of drug war, ends killings – Gatchalian

Senator Win Gatchalian on Thursday expressed optimism that the designation of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) as the sole agency authorized to conduct anti-illegal drug operations would restore the integrity of the government’s campaign against illegal drugs and put an end to the killings perpetrated by police scalawags. In a memorandum dated October 10, […]

UST must seek justice for alleged hazing victim – Gatchalian

Senator Win Gatchalian on Monday called on the leadership of the University of Santo Tomas (UST) to take the lead in seeking justice for Horacio Tomas “Atyo” Castillo III, a 22-year-old freshman law student who was allegedly killed during the initiation rites of a university-recognized fraternity. Castillo was found dead along a street in Manila on Sunday, a […]

Gatchalian: Fast access to CCTV footage bolsters prosecution of crimes

Senator Win Gatchalian believes law enforcement authorities should have access within 24 hours to information from Closed-Circuit Television Videos (CCTVs) to speed up criminal investigations. Gatchalian said the timely release of CCTV images and recordings to law enforcement agencies, like the Philippine National Police, and investigative bodies, such as the National Bureau of Investigation, would help prevent […]

Gatchalian fights for body cam funds in 2018 budget

Senator Win Gatchalian on Tuesday vowed to fight for the inclusion of funding for the implementation of the proposed body camera policy for police anti-drug operatives during Senate deliberations on the 2018 national budget. “The public clamor for greater transparency and accountability in the government’s war on drugs can be immediately addressed by getting the body camera […]

Gatchalian wants police body cams for drug war accountability

In response to the suspected murder of 17-year old Kian Loyd “Ian” delos Santos at the hands of police anti-illegal drugs operatives, Senator Win Gatchalian on Monday said he would file a bill requiring policemen to wear body cameras to collect video footage of all drug raids implemented by authorities. Police representatives maintain that Delos Santos, an […]

Gatchalian pushes bill to legitimize and regulate Grab, Uber

Sen. Win Gatchalian is calling for immediate Senate discussions on pending measures related to transportation network vehicle services (TNVS) in the country, as he stressed the need for legislative action to end the worsening blame-game between the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) and ride-hailing companies and operators. Gatchalian has filed proposed Senate Bill […]

Scrap ‘discriminatory’ Muslim ID policy – Gatchalian

Senator Win Gatchalian is calling for an immediate end to the Muslim identification (ID) card system being implemented in certain towns in Tarlac province to screen potential security threats as a result of the ongoing conflict in Marawi City. “The Muslim ID card system is a discriminatory policy which violates the constitutional right of Muslim […]

Balance counter-terrorism efforts with drug war – Gatchalian

Sen. Win Gatchalian on Tuesday urged the Duterte administration to maintain a balanced allocation of law enforcement resources between the government’s aggressive anti-illegal drugs campaign and other public safety priorities amid successive blasts that have rocked Manila’s densely populated Quiapo district in recent days. “These bombings serve as a tragic reminder that there are many public security […]

Gatchalian to PNP: Lose public trust, lose war on drugs

Sen. Win Gatchalian on Tuesday warned that the public approval of the administration’s War on Drugs will continue to nosedive if the Philippine National Police (PNP) fails to address reports of police abuses in the implementation of the administration’s campaign against illegal drugs. Gatchalian took to task PNP Dir. Gen. Bato Dela Rosa for his failure to […]