With the full implementation of Republic Act No 10931 or the Free Higher Education (FHE) Act set to begin, Senator Win Gatchalian is expecting an increase in the number of quality college graduates armed with the skills and knowledge needed to make a big impact on inclusive economic growth and nation-building.
As the Senate continues floor deliberations on the landmark Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), Senator Win Gatchalian is pushing for amendments to ensure that contentious provisions regulating the terms of office of Bangsamoro elective local officials are consistent with the Constitution.
Encouraged by the country's record-setting foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows in 2017, Senator Win Gatchalian stressed anew the need to remove legal restrictions that continue to hamper foreign investors seeking to pump money into the Philippine retail trade industry.
Senator Win Gatchalian 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.
Troubled by the poor marks for educational access and quality earned by the Philippines in various international rankings, Senator Win Gatchalian is calling on the Senate to exercise its legislative oversight powers to conduct a comprehensive performance review of the country's education system.
Senator Win Gatchalian is pushing the Department of Transportation (DOTr) to take immediate action based on the findings and recommendations of the independent auditor, as to whether the controversial Dalian trains are suitable for use on the Metro Rail Transit-3 (MRT-3) rail line.