After prodding from Senator Win Gatchalian, representatives from telecommunication companies Globe, Smart and new player Dito committed to rollout Mobile Number Portability this year and in phases.
Senator Win Gatchalian underscores the need for a SIM card registration law as a way of running after perpetrators of hoax messages on mobile phones in relation to the Taal disaster.
Senator Win Gatchalian urges the Department of Education (DepEd) to have emergency response plans in place for the safety of students and schools, especially in the most vulnerable areas, should Taal Volcano display an ‘explosive eruption.’
In the hope to make our constituents safer in times of disasters, Senator Win Gatchalian renews his call for the establishment of permanent evacuation centers in every municipality and city in the country.
“It’s an insult to our government, an insult to our country and, insult to Filipino people especially to the OFWs who’ve been toiling almost blood, sweat and, tears in the Middle East”. This was how Senator Win Gatchalian described the treatment of the Kuwaiti government on the death of Jeanelyn Villavende, adding that such a very serious matter demands justice.
Senator Win Gatchalian said that establishing Special Education (SPED) Centers in all public school divisions will help address a think tank study’s call on the government, especially the Department of Education (DepEd), to make quality education accessible to children and youth with disabilities or special needs.