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.   “With a number of banks shortening their operating hours, some banks even temporarily closing as some of their employees have also contracted the disease or manifested […]

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. “We should […]

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. The NTC said the sale of text or SMS blaster machines and similar equipment “appears to violate” the Radio Control Law and […]

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. The Senate Economic Affairs Vice Chairperson took […]

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. The BSP has earlier announced that 17 banks will continue to waive PESONet fees while eight […]

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. The capability of small and medium enterprises and the quality of human resource in the automotive restoration business in the country can make the local industry competitive […]

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. The Senate Economic Affairs Vice Chairperson […]