‘One Filipino One Bank Account’ to fast track financial aid

To fast track the distribution of public and social services to beneficiaries, Senator Win Gatchalian is proposing that government financial institutions create a bank account for every unbanked Filipino.   “Sa ilalim ng panukalang ito, mas mapapadali na ang pamimigay ng ayuda dahil derecho na ito sa mismong bank account ng mga benepisyaryo at hindi […]

Government urged to promote inclusive growth, social protection to reduce poverty

With poverty incidence in the country reaching almost 20 million in 2021 from more than 17 million in 2018, Senator Win Gatchalian urged the national government to promote inclusive growth and social protection to lift Filipinos out of poverty.   “One of the most efficient ways to address poverty is to advance inclusive growth and […]

Gatchalian to pursue measures giving additional benefits to workers

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.   Aside from the usual wage increases, additional benefits in the form of insurance packages, tax deductions, and social insurance coverage will help alleviate […]

Gatchalian recommends cash aid for farmers, fishers be sent thru banks

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.   The re-electionist senator likened the idea to his proposed Senate […]

Gatchalian calls for increased vigilance vs hoarders, profiteering amid high fuel prices

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.   “Maging mapagmatyag tayo sa anumang pagtatangka ng ilang mapagsamantalang negosyante sa […]

Gatchalian mulls institutionalization of Pantawid Pasada Program

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.   “This is a tried and tested program already. We have done it in the past, in many of the aberrations in […]

Gatchalian pushes anew bill on satellite-based technology for internet connectivity

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.   Gatchalian has filed Senate Bill No. 2250 or the proposed Satellite-Based Technologies for Internet Connectivity […]