Economy & Commerce

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on December, 12, 2017

Lifetime Cellphone Number Act to promote competition among telcos

Senator Win Gatchalian is optimistic that the Lifetime Cellphone Number Act will encourage entry of new players and stimulate healthy competition within the telecommunications industry. 

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on November, 15, 2017

Foundation for meaningful change built at ASEAN 2017

Senator Win Gatchalian on Wednesday commended President Rodrigo Duterte and the Philippine diplomatic corps for leading the Philippines to a successful run as chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in 2017.

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on November, 9, 2017

Gatchalian champions Mobile Number Portability for telco consumers

Senator Win Gatchalian is pushing for the passage of Senate Bill No. 1237, the Mobile Number Portability Act, which aims to provide consumers the freedom to easily switch network providers while retaining one’s mobile number.

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on October, 11, 2017

Gatchalian hails expansion of free irrigation program for small farmers

Senator Win Gatchalian hails the expansion of the proposed debt condonation and exemption program for irrigation service fees (ISFs) to cover more small farmers who are struggling to make ends meet in the face of mounting debts.

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on October, 5, 2017

Content-based SSB tax will maximize revenue, health benefits – Gatchalian

A content-based approach to the sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) tax would generate more revenue for the government instead of a volume-based scheme, Senator Win Gatchalian has said as he called on the government to develop technological and knowledge capacities to implement the scheme.

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on October, 4, 2017

Gatchalian pushes income tax exemption for near poor households

Senator Win Gatchalian is advocating the expansion of the personal income tax exemption provided in the Senate version of the proposed Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Act as a means of decreasing the burden to be imposed on near poor households by the new tax regime.

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on October, 3, 2017

Gatchalian aims to double Marawi rehab funds in 2018 budget

Gatchalian, who spent the weekend meeting with local government officials, top military brass, and civilian evacuees in Marawi City and surrounding municipalities, explained that the initial proposal of P20 billion would not be enough to rebuild key infrastructure and provide quality basic social services to the hundreds of thousands of area residents displaced by the conflict.

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on September, 19, 2017

Senate approves Fiscal-Monetary Report Act of 2017

The Senate on Monday unanimously approved on third and final reading a measure which promotes greater transparency and public accountability in the formulation and implementation of the executive department's economic policies.

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on September, 11, 2017

Gatchalian: Let’s develop Marawi into economic powerhouse

Senator Win Gatchalian over the weekend urged the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) to fast-track the formulation of a detailed plan-of-action to jumpstart the local economy of Marawi City, expressing optimism in the city's potential to become a regional economic powerhouse.