Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on June, 15, 2021

Development of satellite-based technologies needed to improve internet access

Given that the Philippines is an archipelagic country and is not well supported by robust telecommunications infrastructure, maximizing the use of satellite technology as an alternative connectivity solution can address problems on the reliability of  internet connection especially in many remote areas, Senator Win Gatchalian said.

by Win Gatchalian on June, 14, 2021

More investments in renewable energy needed

To encourage large power consumers to invest in the electricity sector and develop the use of indigenous and renewable energy (RE) resources, Senator Win Gatchalian proposed the removal of the 100 kilowatt size limit in the installation of power generation facilities under the net metering program through Senate Bill No. 2219.

by Win Gatchalian on June, 13, 2021

Prolong distance learning or return to face-to-face? Inquiry for SY 2021-2022 sought

Senator Win Gatchalian has filed a resolution seeking an inquiry on the preparedness of the basic education sector for school year (SY) 2021-2022. Senate Resolution No. 739 aims to assess if basic education institutions can deliver quality education for the next school year, whether through face-to-face classes, distance learning, or other alternative delivery modes.

Public Order & Safety
by Win Gatchalian on June, 12, 2021

On World Day Against Child Labor: Protect children from exploitation, abuse

Amid the observance of “World Day Against Child Labor” today, June 12. Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the National Council Against Child Labor to accelerate efforts to rescue and protect the country’s child laborers from exploitation and abuse.

by Win Gatchalian on June, 9, 2021

To BIR: Suspend imposition of tax hike on private schools

Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to suspend the imposition of a 25 percent corporate income tax on private schools, warning that the added burden on struggling institutions amid the COVID-19 pandemic could lead to more school closures, job losses, and a more restricted access to education.

by Win Gatchalian on June, 8, 2021

Lifting of IPO requirement on gencos to lure more market players

To lure more companies to engage in the generation of electricity in the country, Senator Win Gatchalian is seeking the lifting of the public offering requirement provision in the Electric Power Industry Reform Act of 2001 or the EPIRA law.