Senator Win Gatchalian vowed to pursue measures institutionalizing tax cuts for work-from-home employees, additional benefits to construction workers, and condoning penalties for unpaid Social Security System (SSS) contributions of household employers.
Senator Win Gatchalian urged the Department of Finance (DOF) and the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to give their proposals on how poll workers, including public school teachers, can receive the full amount of their honoraria, allowances, and other benefits.
Senator Win Gatchalian recommended to the Department of Agriculture (DA) the opening of bank accounts for the beneficiaries of the fuel subsidy program to expedite the distribution of cash aid to farmers and fisherfolk and to jumpstart their financial inclusion and access to credit.
In the absence of the imposition of a price ceiling on basic necessities amid rising prices of fuel products, Senator Win Gatchalian called for increased vigilance against unscrupulous traders engaged in unwarranted acts that can affect the prices of prime and basic commodities.
Senator Win Gatchalian is planning to file a bill institutionalizing the Pantawid Pasada Program to address the adverse effects of oil price hikes, particularly among the vulnerable sectors such as the public transport.
Senator Win Gatchalian vowed to pursue the enactment of his bill to develop satellite-based internet technology in the country and expand the powers of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) to ensure universal access to the internet.
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.
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.
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.