Senator Win Gatchalian has called on the Department of Energy (DOE), Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC), Meralco and San Miguel Corp. (SMC) to ensure a steady supply of electricity amid a temporary restraining order issued by the Court of Appeals (CA) versus a recent ERC decision denying a joint petition of Meralco and SMC-owned South Premiere Power Corp. (SPPC) and San Miguel Energy Corp. (SMEC) for temporary relief from high level of fuel prices.
Senator Win Gatchalian called on the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and the National Electrification Administration (NEA) to fast-track the relocation of more than 57,000 electric poles in the middle of road widening projects situated in various parts of the country.
Following the recent signing of the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act (RA) No. 11552 or the Act Extending and Enhancing the Implementation of the Lifeline Rate until 2050, Senator Win Gatchalian called on the government to ensure that marginalized consumers are the actual beneficiaries of the electricity lifeline rate subsidy.
The Senate Committee on Finance Sub-Committee E chaired by Senator Win Gatchalian has reduced the budget of the Philippine National Oil Company (PNOC) by P2.5 billion for 2023 as part of efforts to compel the government-owned and controlled firm to refocus its mandate into providing stable and secure supply of oil, including the exploration of oil and gas.
Senator Win Gatchalian wants to establish a national policy and framework for petroleum exploration and development in the country by amending the charter of the government-owned and controlled Philippine National Oil Company (PNOC) with the end goal of reducing the country’s dependence on oil imports.
The Department of Energy (DOE) should put the Philippine National Oil Company (PNOC) and its subsidiaries in order and set guidance for the state-owned company amid ineffective performance of its mandate.
Senator Win Gatchalian is seeking a unified electrification program to expedite the electrification of all households in the country, particularly those located in rural communities.
Senator Win Gatchalian has filed a Senate resolution seeking to establish the oil and gas potential in the West Philippine Sea to address the country’s import dependence for its energy requirements.
Senator Win Gatchalian urged the Manila Electric Company (Meralco) to ensure a continuous supply of energy for its customers following a recent decision of the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) denying a petition for a rate increase made by the power distribution giant and the power-generation arm of San Miguel Corporation (SMC).