To solve garbage crisis, Waste-to-Energy Act needed

With Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu’s pronouncements that the country, particularly Metro Manila, is now in the middle of a garbage crisis, Senator Win Gatchalian calls on everyone to manage their waste and practice environmentally friendly activities, especially in this time of the year.   Cimatu had said that Filipinos generate more waste during the holidays […]

Activate Electric Coop Emergency Fund to restore power in Tisoy-affected areas

Senator Win Gatchalian is calling on the National Electrification Administration (NEA) to make full use of the Electric Cooperatives Emergency and Resiliency Fund (ECERF) to ensure that the more than 1.8 million households affected by the onslaught of Typhoon Tisoy will have electricity ahead of Christmas.   The ECERF, established by Republic Act 11039 or […]

LPG safety regulation needed amid LPG-related accidents in the country

Filipino households will no longer have to deal with the consequences of having illegally-refilled and poor-quality Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinders once the LPG Act is passed, according to Senator Win Gatchalian.   Gatchalian, chair of the Senate Committee on Energy, has recently filed Senate Bill No. (SBN) 1188 or An Act Providing for the […]

More resolutions filed to probe NGCP

After last week’s filing of Senate Resolution No. 219 seeking to scrutinize the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines’ (NGCP) mandate in safeguarding the grid amid national security concerns, Senator Win Gatchalian has filed three more resolutions in his desire to probe NGCP.   In Senate Resolution No. (SRN) 225, Gatchalian wants to probe the […]

NGCP operations review sought amid national security concerns

Senator Win Gatchalian, chair of the Senate Committee on Energy, filed Senate Resolution No. 219 directing the Senate Energy Committee to scrutinize the compliance of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) on its mandate to safeguard the grid and ensure continuous electricity supply in the country.   Gatchalian, likewise, is calling on the […]

Murang Kuryente Act to be implemented soon

The Murang Kuryente Act will soon lift the burden of every household of having to pay additional costs in their electricity bill.   The Department of Energy has just released the draft Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) for the Murang Kuryente Act. The law states that a portion of the national government’s share of the […]

Gatchalian to scrutinize 2020 budget of DOE & NEA to speed up full electrification in PH

Ahead of the scheduled budget hearing this November, Senator Win Gatchalian expresses concern that the budget to be allocated for the Department of Energy’s (DOE) total electrification program of the country could end up as slush fund or simply “pork”.   The DOE is pushing for a ₱2.3 billion budget for 2020 of which ₱500 million will […]

Independent PH energy think-tank to fulfill energy security, sustainability

Senator Win Gatchalian pushes for the creation of a world-class and independent energy research and policy institute as soon as possible to help address research and policy gaps in the local energy sector and bring about reforms that will directly benefit Filipinos.   Gatchalian, chair of the Senate Committee on Energy, has defended the need […]

Senator Win Gatchalian prods ERC over regulatory reset delays

Senator Win Gatchalian has urged the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to stick to its commitments on the final determination of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines’ (NGCP) fourth regulatory period. During the deliberation of the ERC’s proposed ₱954.944-million budget for 2020, Gatchalian grilled ERC chairperson and CEO Agnes Devanadera on the delayed regulatory reset, […]