Strictly enforce Ease of Doing Business Law to build more cell sites

To build the much-needed information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure the country needs amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Senator Win Gatchalian urged the government to ensure that Republic Act 11032 or the Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act of 2018 is in full force.   The Vice-Chairman of the Senate Committee on […]

On the penultimate SONA of President Rodrigo Duterte

Senator Win Gatchalian welcomes President Rodrigo Duterte’s directives on various measures to push forward the economic recovery cited on Monday’s State of the Nation Address (SONA), amid the country’s battle against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).   For Gatchalian, the economic agenda set by the President is quite comprehensive. It is embodied in the Bayanihan to […]

Business loan program needed to curb unemployment

Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the government to carry out a subsidy program similar to the Paycheck Protection Program of the United States to prevent further lay-offs in the country as quarantine measures take a huge bite out of businesses’ bottom line.   The Vice Chairman of the Senate Committee on Economic Affairs explains that […]

Government should spend more on job preservation

Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the country’s economic managers to pump more stimulus to the labor market to ensure the preservation of jobs of many Filipinos in the light of the record-breaking unemployment rate in the country since strict quarantine measures took effect amid the COVID-19 pandemic.   Gatchalian made the appeal as he lamented […]

To gov’t: Provide jobs to Filipinos before opening the market to foreigners

Senator Win Gatchalian is imploring the government to protect and promote the interest of unemployed Filipino workers by providing them with new stable jobs before it considers opening the job market to foreigners.   Before giving any preferential treatment to foreign workers in the government’s flagship projects, the Vice Chairman of the Senate Committee on […]

Boost ICT competitiveness to help spur PH digital economy

As the coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic forced many countries to rethink their business models and adapt to the digital economy, Senator Win Gatchalian sees the urgency of passing into law key economic reforms that will attract more Information and Communication Technology (ICT) investments.   The Vice Chairman of the Senate Committee on Economic Affairs stresses […]

Incentives not taxes for online entrepreneurs

Senator Win Gatchalian has prodded the government to extend fresh capital and other financial assistance to budding online entrepreneurs, instead of slapping them with untimely new taxes.   Gatchalian said online sellers should be covered by the microfinancing program of the Small Business Corporation (SB Corp.), a Government-Owned and Controlled Corporation (GOCC) attached to the […]

Gov’t taxation on online sellers is ill-timed, insensitive

Senator Win Gatchalian is imploring the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to defer its plan to impose taxes on small-time online sellers amid the COVID-19 pandemic, saying that the proposed taxation at the height of the economic and health crisis is ill-timed and insensitive.   With the looming recession and record-high jobless rate, Gatchalian believes […]

Easier and faster online transactions will be possible via Internet Transactions Act

With more Filipinos turning to the internet to conduct daily businesses under the new economy, Senator Win Gatchalian is pushing for the Internet Transactions Act to make transactions easier and faster and strengthen the country’s digital economy.   The Vice Chairman of the Senate Committee on Economic Affairs has filed Senate Bill No. (SBN) 1591 or the […]