Senator Win Gatchalian is seeking the immediate closure of Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) in the country in a bid to help maintain peace and order and sustain economic growth.
Kidnappings related to Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGO) remain unabated despite assurances made by police authorities that crimes involving POGOs have been addressed, Senator Win Gatchalian said.
Amid delays in the arrival of the COVID-19 bivalent vaccines in the country, Senator Win Gatchalian is pressing the need to boost local capacity on vaccine development through the creation of the Virology and Vaccine Institute of the Philippines (VIP).
To further cushion the adverse impact of high commodity prices, Senator Win Gatchalian is proposing that the government should provide an additional subsidy of P1/kWh for low-income consumers or a total of P418 million to be sourced from the general appropriations fund.
Senator Win Gatchalian flagged the high cost of internet access in the country, emphasizing the cost of internet connectivity should be made more affordable for the benefit of consumers.
Senator Win Gatchalian expressed alarm over possible fish shortage and livelihood loss for the residents of Oriental Mindoro, where fishing is a primary source of livelihood, amid the massive oil spill.