Economy & Commerce

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on May, 15, 2021

Government should push for a job-intensive recovery

Senator Win Gatchalian urged the government to devise ways of providing employment opportunities to millions of Filipinos unemployed, many of whom have been displaced by the imposition of strict quarantine regulations, and pursue retooling programs to prepare them for the job market of the new normal.

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on May, 8, 2021

Tax deductions proposed to help offset cost of work-from-home setup

As employees in a work-from-home (WFH) and hybrid work arrangement are likely to be in it for the long haul, Senator Win Gatchalian said it comes with a lot of costs that workers are now facing such as lack of logistical assistance, internet and utility expenses and their mental wellbeing.

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on May, 7, 2021

Widespread debt collection harassment of online borrowers alarming

Senator Win Gatchalian expressed alarm over the widespread debt collection harassment and deceptive collection practices of some lending companies.

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on May, 5, 2021

‘One Filipino, One Bank Account’ will propel digitalization of financial transactions

In pushing for equal access to financial services, Senator Win Gatchalian said such a move will boost the digitalization of financial transactions in the country.

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

Prevent further job losses; recovery of pandemic-stricken MSMEs needed

Senator Win Gatchalian said the government should exhaust all means to provide relief to pandemic-hit small businesses and put them back on track to prevent further job losses. He is bent on pushing for the legislation of allowing micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) by further lowering the costs of borrowing to encourage them to continue their operations.

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on April, 18, 2021

‘One Filipino, One Bank Account’ will ensure prompt, contactless, and graft-free financial assistance

To ensure the efficient and prompt delivery of future government financial assistance programs, Senator Win Gatchalian broached the idea of having each Filipino owning one bank account.

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

Apply Mobile Number Portability Act ahead of franchise renewal of new telco

Senator Win Gatchalian renewed his call for the immediate implementation of the Mobile Number Portability Act (MNPA) ahead of Congress’ grant of franchises to new players in the telecommunications industry.

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on March, 17, 2021

New fiscal stimulus bill will help MSMEs recover from the pandemic

Senator Win Gatchalian underscored the need to simplify the procedures and reduce the transaction costs to encourage Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) to seek government loans to restart their businesses which in turn will help shore up the economy.

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on March, 13, 2021

To NTC on telcos’ poor internet service: Crack the whip if you must!

Senator Win Gatchalian urged the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) to compel the telecommunications companies to speed up the construction of new cell towers to finally address the country’s connectivity needs.