As the registration for the May 2022 polls opens on January 20, Senator Win Gatchalian is urgently calling for the passage of a bill that aims to grant tax exemption to the honoraria, transportation allowance, and other benefits of poll workers, especially public school teachers.
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.
Amid tensions in the Middle East, Senator Win Gatchalian has urged the government to help turn displaced and returning Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) into local “entrepinoys” by extending to them entrepreneurial programs.
Senator Win Gatchalian has called on telecommunication companies to immediately put in place a mechanism for the implementation of the Mobile Number Portability Act (MNPA) now that telecom giants Smart and Globe, and newcomer Dito Telecommunity announced that they agreed to get US-based Syniverse to provide mobile number portability services.
Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) to impose stiffer penalty against ride-hailing giant Grab Philippines (Grab PH) for repeatedly violating the country’s competition rules since the departure of Uber in 2018.
While ride-hailing firm Grab gives temporary relief to passengers by reducing its surge pricing cap, Senator Win Gatchalian believes this is just a band-aid solution that will not effectively address Grab’s high fares brought about by the lack of available drivers especially during peak hours, and the lack of competitors in the market.
With the sudden surge in Grab fares, Senator Win Gatchalian wants to see a logical basis why the ride-hailing firm imposes such fare matrix.
Senator Win Gatchalian says Local Government Units (LGUs) should embrace digital innovation in order to streamline the processing of business permit applications in their respective jurisdictions.
The Senate has started ironing out the details of a bill which seeks to protect consumers against the imposition of unreasonable and exorbitant parking fees by malls, hospitals, schools, and other establishments.