To DOE and DTI: Activate anti-profiteering task force ahead of 2nd fuel tax hike

Sen. Win Gatchalian is urging the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Department of Energy (DOE) to activate a task force that will guard against premature price increases and profiteering in the wake of the implementation of a new round of increases in the excise tax on fuel this January. President Rodrigo Duterte […]

Bill to develop PH Islamic banking sector filed

A bill seeking to establish a sound legal and regulatory framework for the development of Islamic banks in the country has been recently filed by Senator Win Gatchalian. In filing Senate Bill No. 2105 (SB 2105) or An Act Providing for the Regulation and Organization of Islamic Banks, Gatchalian highlighted the role of Islamic banking […]

Bicam OKs Lifetime Cellphone Number Act

The Bicameral Conference Committee has approved the reconciled Senate and House versions of the bill that will let mobile subscribers keep their mobile numbers even if they switch to another mobile service provider or change subscription plans from prepaid to postpaid or vice versa. With the approval of the reconciled version of Senate Bill No. […]

Implementation of fuel marking system under TRAIN Law needed

Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the government to speed up the implementation of the fuel marking scheme under the TRAIN Law (Republic Act No. 10963) to plug revenue leakages such as oil smuggling. After leading the Senate Committee on Economic Affairs in an inquiry on the potential impact of the proposed suspension of the second […]

Gatchalian: Innovation to help boost PH economic competitiveness

Senator Win Gatchalian is calling on the government to develop a culture of innovation in order to boost the country’s economic competitiveness. Gatchalian, chair of the Senate Committee on Economic Affairs, made the call after the World Economic Forum (WEF) issued its latest Global Competitiveness Report, which ranked the Philippines 56th out of 140 economies. While […]

Senate inquiry into effect of fuel tax suspension on inflation needed

Senator Win Gatchalian has filed a resolution that seeks to conduct an inquiry, in aid of legislation, on the potential impact of suspending the fuel excixe tax on mitigating inflation. Gatchalian, who chairs the Senate Committee on Economic Affairs, said he filed Senate Resolution No. 917 after President Rodrigo Duterte expressed his willingness to suspend […]

Proof-of-Parking Space Act gets moving in the Senate

The Senate has started the process of ironing out the details of a bill which would require prospective vehicle owners to present proof that they have a parking space for the new vehicle, a bill which Senator Win Gatchalian believes will help ease traffic congestion in the country. The Senate Committee on Trade, Commerce, and Entrepreneurship […]

Gatchalian urges real estate players to help solve socialized housing shortage

Senator Win Gatchalian is appealing to local and foreign real estate players to help the government provide affordable and high-quality socialized housing to underprivileged Filipinos. In a keynote speech he delivered before the members of FIABCI-Philippines during the International Forum and Property & Real Estate Awards Gala Night, Gatchalian recognizes the pivotal role of property […]

Creation of Philippine Rise Development Authority needed

Senator Win Gatchalian is championing the creation of the Philippine Rise Development Authority (PRDA), a coordinating, policymaking, and regulatory body which will serve as a “one-stop-shop” for everything concerning the resource-rich Philippine Rise. Gatchalian, who chairs the Senate Committee on Economic Affairs, sponsored on Monday Senate Bill No. 2024, otherwise known as the Philippine Rise […]