Senator Win Gatchalian is seeking stiffer penalties against individuals selling registered Subscriber Identity Modules (SIMs) that are eventually used in various cybercrime activities.
Senator Win Gatchalian has filed a bill seeking to penalize individuals who willingly allow themselves to be used as money mules, those who engage in social engineering schemes, and other fraudulent financial schemes.
Noting the devastation caused by Typhoons Egay and Falcon, which impacted many provinces and resulted in millions of pesos worth of agricultural damage and losses, Senator Win Gatchalian emphasized the need for a robust agriculture information system (AIS) which can help farmers increase their productivity and assure adequate food supply in the market even with weather interruptions.
Senator Win Gatchalian urged the government to come up with a comprehensive contingency plan to ensure a sufficient supply of rice, a major staple in the country, and counter the rising price of the grain.
Senator Win Gatchalian condemned in the harshest terms the killing of 17-year-old Jerhod “Jemboy” Baltazar, saying that the Navotas teen’s death because of mistaken identity is reprehensible and that erring officials should be dealt with the full force of the law.
Senator Win Gatchalian has filed a bill that seeks to establish the country’s archipelagic sea lanes amid heightened tensions between the China Coast Guard and the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) at the West Philippine Sea following the former’s malicious maneuvers that include the use of water cannon against PCG vessels on a resupply mission.
Senator Win Gatchalian underscores the need for the government to undertake an effective flood control program that would shield communities from the damaging impact of climate change.
Alarmed over the proliferation of various crimes attributed to Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs), Senator Win Gatchalian said POGO-related criminal activities are likely to escalate unless the industry is expunged permanently from the country.
Senator Win Gatchalian urged the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (PAGCOR) to devise appropriate and actionable strategies to effectively address the growing criminal activities associated with the Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) industry.