The Joint Congressional Oversight Committee on Biofuels will dig deeper into the feedstock and pricing problems that continue to plague the biofuels industry in the country when the 18th Congress opens, Senator Win Gatchalian said.
Senator Win Gatchalian wants to establish special education centers in all public schools in the country to promote inclusive education and enable schools to effectively handle the needs of children and youth with disabilities and other special needs.
Senator Win Gatchalian has vowed to prioritize the passage of a bill in the 18th Congress that will spur microgrid development in unserved and underserved areas nationwide to help the government achieve its goal of 100% household electrification level by 2022.
The Joint Congressional Power Commission (JCPC), which serves as the country’s primary watchdog in the power sector, has been renamed to reflect the expansion of its oversight powers to the entire energy sector with the recent passage of Republic Act (RA) No. 11285 or the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act, Senator Win Gatchalian said.
As one of his priority legislations for the 18th Congress, Senator Win Gatchalian filed a bill seeking to increase the salaries of public school teachers in elementary and secondary schools with the rank of Teacher I, Teacher II, and Teacher III.
The priority bills filed by Senator Win Gatchalian during opening of the 18th Congress reflect his legislative agenda: to lower the cost of electricity in the country and improve the quality of education.