Economy & Commerce

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on January, 22, 2022

Gatchalian: New Heritage Zones in Cebu’s Carcar, Ilocos Sur’s San Vicente to boost local tourism

The creation of Heritage Zones in Carcar City, Cebu and the Municipality of San Vicente, Ilocos Sur will help local tourism bounce back especially amid the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Senator Win Gatchalian said.

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on January, 20, 2022

Gatchalian calls for moratorium on online money transfer fees amid rise in COVID-19 cases

Senator Win Gatchalian urged the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) and the banking community to suspend the collection of fees on online money transfers while COVID-19 cases peak.

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on December, 28, 2021

Gatchalian to DTI: Step up public awareness on gov’t loans, grants for typhoon-affected MSMEs

Senator Win Gatchalian urged the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to boost its information campaign on the availability of soft loans, which provide longer grace period for repayment terms and lower interest rates, and financial grant programs to typhoon-affected micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to prevent loan sharks and online lending schemes from targeting small business owners.

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on December, 16, 2021

Gatchalian on new P1,000 bill design: Memories of heroes would be erased

Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) to reconsider its plan to replace the country's World War II heroes in the P1,000 bill with the Philippine eagle, a move that he says would erase our heroes from the consciousness of future generations and deny their rightful place in history.

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on October, 20, 2021

Lazada, Shopee, Facebook Marketplace can be held liable for sale of violative products

Electronic commerce or eCommerce platforms along with parties or merchants engaged in the sale of prohibited digital products can be held solidarily liable under the proposed Internet Transactions Act, Senator Win Gatchalian said.

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on October, 3, 2021

More working parents should be able to return to work as schools reopen

Following the government’s decision to pilot run the limited reopening of schools in low-risk areas or municipalities which have zero COVID-19 cases, Senator Win Gatchalian urged the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) to carefully consider easing quarantine restrictions to pave the way for the resumption of many business operations.

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on October, 1, 2021

BSP should encourage more banks to continue to waive fees

To help ramp up the digitization of financial services in the country, Senator Win Gatchalian urged the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) to enjoin more banks and electronic-money issuers (EMIs) to offer free online bank transfers and transaction fees.

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on September, 26, 2021

Vintage vehicle restoration to spur economic activity in PH

Given the ingenuity and craftsmanship of the Filipino workforce, Senator Win Gatchalian is pushing for the promotion, importation and restoration of vintage cars and motorcycles in the country.

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on September, 20, 2021

To IATF, LGUs: Give public, businesses ample time to prepare for granular lockdown

Senator Win Gatchalian urged the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) and local government units (LGUs) to prepare areas to be placed under granular lockdown and new alert level systems by providing them appropriate time and not immediately subject to smaller scale enforced quarantine.