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Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on December, 14, 2017

Gatchalian votes for TRAIN passage; vows to mitigate effects of coal tax

Senator Win Gatchalian voted for the ratification of the Bicameral Conference Committee version of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) bill while reiterating his strong reservations against the coal tax provision of the measure.

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on December, 12, 2017

Lifetime Cellphone Number Act to promote competition among telcos

Senator Win Gatchalian is optimistic that the Lifetime Cellphone Number Act will encourage entry of new players and stimulate healthy competition within the telecommunications industry. 

Public Order & Safety
by Win Gatchalian on December, 8, 2017

Gatchalian rejects PNP drug chief’s ‘God Cam’ proposal

Senator Gatchalian renewed on Friday his call to equip policemen with body cameras to ensure the bloodless but effective implementation of the government's all-out campaign against illegal drugs.

Energy
by Win Gatchalian on December, 6, 2017

Lower system loss cap championed for consumer electricity savings

Senator Win Gatchalian is championing a bill which will create direct consumer savings by reducing the amount of system loss charges that electricity companies are allowed to pass on to consumers in their monthly bills.

Public Order & Safety
by Win Gatchalian on December, 6, 2017

National database to streamline delivery of gov’t services

Senator Win Gatchalian is calling for a creation of a National Database System to streamline the delivery of government social services and simplify the process of obtaining common official documents such as NBI clearances and drivers licenses.

Energy
by Win Gatchalian on December, 3, 2017

Gatchalian: Retail competition can mitigate coal tax power rate hikes

Senator Win Gatchalian is calling on the Department of Energy to fast-track the implementation of the Retail Competition and Open Access (RCOA) circular to mitigate the effects of projected electricity rate hikes in the event that the huge increase in the excise tax on coal becomes law.