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Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on March, 14, 2019

Fast-tracking of BBB’s Metro Manila BRT projects needed

Senator Win Gatchalian urged the Department of Transportation (DOTr) to fast-track the transport-related projects included in the Duterte administration’s 75 flagship infrastructure projects amid an investigative report revealing numerous cancellations of the of the Philippine National Railways’ (PNR) scheduled trips.

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on March, 14, 2019

To DOF, NEDA: Extend greater transparency on infra loans

Senator Win Gatchalian has urged government agencies involved in the planning and implementation of the Duterte administration’s Build, Build, Build (BBB) program to extend greater transparency on foreign loan agreements the government entered into to bankroll the various infrastructure projects.

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on March, 11, 2019

Call for speedy passage of amendments to Foreign Investments Act, removal of anti-competitive restrictions on foreign investments needed

Senator Win Gatchalian stressed the need to amend the country’s current economic laws to foster a more competitive business environment in the Philippines as he called on the Senate to accelerate the passage of much-needed legislative reforms designed to make the country more adaptable to current and future business demands and trends.

Energy
by Win Gatchalian on March, 11, 2019

Bicam OKs Murang Kuryente Act

Filipino power consumers are now one step closer to having cheaper electricity after the Bicameral Conference Committee approved a bill authorizing the use of ₱208 billion from  the Malampaya fund to pay off the stranded contract costs and stranded debt of the National Power Corporation (Napocor).

Energy
by Win Gatchalian on March, 5, 2019

To DOE, NBB: Weigh consumer impact of raising coconut biodiesel content

Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Biofuels Board (NBB) to thoroughly study the proposal of the Department of Agriculture to increase coconut content in biodiesel from two percent to five percent, particularly its impact on the pump price of diesel.

Energy
by Win Gatchalian on February, 24, 2019

Senate probe into the operations of underperforming distribution utilities pushed

Senator Win Gatchalian wants to dig deeper into the operations of underperforming distribution utilities (DUs) in the country amid persistent complaints of rolling brownouts in several areas in the country.