by Win Gatchalian on November, 28, 2022

Ensure steady electricity supply as appellate court issues TRO vs ERC decision

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.

by Win Gatchalian on November, 17, 2022

To DPWH, NEA: Fast-track electric posts relocation in the middle of roads

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.

by Win Gatchalian on November, 14, 2022

Ensure that poorest consumers are actual beneficiaries of electricity lifeline subsidy

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.

by Win Gatchalian on November, 12, 2022

PNOC budget slashed by P2.5 billion in a bid to refocus its mandate

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.

by Win Gatchalian on October, 28, 2022

Streamline, strengthen PNOC mandate on oil exploration

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.

by Win Gatchalian on October, 27, 2022

DOE must set order, direction for PNOC family

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.

by Win Gatchalian on October, 24, 2022

Harmonize electrification programs

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.

by Win Gatchalian on October, 16, 2022

Senate probe to unlock oil, gas potential in West Philippine Sea to cut import dependence

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.

by Win Gatchalian on October, 12, 2022

Ensure electricity supply after ERC’s rejection of rate hike petition

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).