Probe on uncollected taxes from POGO workers needed

Senator Win Gatchalian filed a resolution to investigate the uncollected taxes from registered and unregistered foreign workers, including those in the Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGO) industry, as well as related issues on the effective implementation of Philippine tax, immigration, and labor laws. In filing Senate Resolution No. 89, Gatchalian, noted that the significant influx […]

Bill transferring seat of gov’t to Clark Eco Zone filed

In a bid to decongest Metro Manila, Senator Win Gatchalian filed a bill seeking to transfer the seat of the national government to New Clark City in Tarlac by 2030. “With our economy growing at 6% on the average and the rise of middle-income families who have the capacity to buy new vehicles, we need […]

To PRRD: Certify proof of parking bill as urgent to solve Metro Manila traffic woes

Senator Win Gatchalian is calling on President Rodrigo Duterte to certify as urgent the Proof-of-Parking Space bill to ease traffic congestion in Metro Manila. Gatchalian made the call in response to the President’s order during his fourth State of the Nation Address (SONA) to “reclaim all public roads that are being used for private ends.” […]

NEDA charter bill to foster “culture of planning” in gov’t filed

Senator Win Gatchalian is pushing anew the passage of a measure institutionalizing the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), empowering the agency to play a more important role in steering government policies to solve the country’s most pressing socio-economic concerns. Saying there is a need to instill a culture of planning in the formulation and […]

Bill to scrap expiration period of prepaid load credits filed

Senator Win Gatchalian is pushing for the removal of the expiration period of all denominations of prepaid load credits to be used for telecommunications services in the 18th Congress. Gatchalian recently filed Senate Bill No 365, or the Prepaid Load Forever Act of 2019, which seeks to prohibit all Public Telecommunications Entities (PTEs) and Information […]

On Duterte’s 4th SONA: Time to accomplish ‘unfinished business’

For President Rodrigo Duterte’s fourth State of the Nation Address (SONA), Senator Win Gatchalian said he wants to hear the president present plans on how to accomplish all “unfinished business” during the remainder of his term. In particular, Gatchalian said he wants to hear the chief executive discuss policy reforms on how to increase the […]

To PH MSMEs: Innovate to survive Fourth Industrial Revolution

Philippine micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) need to constantly innovate their products and services if they want to survive the global disruptions caused by the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Senator Win Gatchalian said. Speaking at the recent 27th Metro Manila Business Conference, Gatchalian urged MSMEs to foster a culture of innovation in order to allow […]

Oversight hearing on Mobile Number Portability Act IRR possible

Senator Win Gatchalian said oversight over the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act No. 11202 or the Mobile Number Portability Act (MNPA) can be conducted to ensure the IRR conforms with the spirit of the law. In particular, Gatchalian, principal author and sponsor of the MNPA, explained that the National Telecommunications (NTC) Memorandum […]