Public Order & Safety
by Win Gatchalian on May, 28, 2022

It’s time to pass new law on stiffer penalties for indiscriminate firing

It’s high time that stiffer penalties be meted out against those involved in indiscriminate firing of firearms, including devices that can be functionally used as a firearm such as homemade gun, to emphasize the seriousness of the offense, Senator Win Gatchalian said.

by Win Gatchalian on May, 26, 2022

EDCOM II ratified; Gatchalian assures reforms to improve quality of education

The Senate has ratified the bicameral conference committee report on the creation of the Second Congressional Commission on Education (EDCOM II).

by Win Gatchalian on May, 23, 2022

Senate approves bill strengthening parenting skills

Senator Win Gatchalian hailed the Senate’s third reading approval of a bill that seeks to strengthen parenting skills, a measure that would boost effective parental involvement in children’s education, growth and development.

by Win Gatchalian on May, 22, 2022

To new DepEd admin: Prioritize learners’ skills, fix K-12

Improving the skills of learners, fixing the K-12 system, and upholding the welfare of teachers should be among the priorities of the Department of Education (DepEd) under the new administration, Senator Win Gatchalian suggested.

by Win Gatchalian on May, 17, 2022

Time to open all schools for face-to-face classes

To further accelerate the recovery of the education sector from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Senator Win Gatchalian is seeking the opening of all schools for face-to-face classes.

by Win Gatchalian on May, 15, 2022

Grave concern over Malampaya’s fate in reported sale of stakes

Senator Win Gatchalian expressed grave concern over the country’s power situation following reports that businessman Dennis Uy of Udenna Corporation is mulling selling his controlling stakes in the Malampaya deep water gas-to-power project.

by Win Gatchalian on May, 12, 2022

DepEd under VP Sara can push education reforms

Senator Win Gatchalian hailed presumptive President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr.'s decision to appoint presumptive Vice President Sara Duterte-Carpio as Secretary of the Department of Education (DepEd).

by Win Gatchalian on May, 7, 2022

Gatchalian lauds ERC, Meralco refund of excess electricity bill collections

A welcome relief amid the rising cost of living was how Senator Win Gatchalian viewed the P7.8 billion refund in electricity bills ordered by the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to the Manila Electric Company (Meralco) for overcharges.

by Win Gatchalian on May, 6, 2022

Gatchalian backs school-based COVID-19 vaccination; reiterates urgency of face-to-face classes

Senator Win Gatchalian backs the government’s plan to establish COVID-19 vaccination sites in schools, saying the move would help increase COVID-19 vaccination coverage among minors and open more schools for face-to-face classes.