Gatchalian lauds ERC, Meralco refund of excess electricity bill collections

A welcome relief amid the rising cost of living was how Senator Win Gatchalian viewed the P7.8 billion refund in electricity bills ordered by the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to the Manila Electric Company (Meralco) for overcharges.   “Given its mandate of protecting consumer interest as an independent electric power industry regulator, I laud the […]

Support for Gatchalian’s re-election bid snowballs in energy industry

Support for the re-election of Senator Win Gatchalian in the Senate has snowballed with the declaration of endorsement of his candidacy from the Association of Visayas Electric Cooperatives (AVEC) and various players in the energy industry in a recently held e-rally.   Based on AVEC’s Statement of Support to Gatchalian, it says Senator Win is […]

Gatchalian among TUCP’s top picks in senatorial race

Senator Win Gatchalian is one of the top picks of the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) among the senatorial candidates for the May 9 elections.   Gatchalian’s endorsement by the country’s biggest aggrupation of organized labor groups is due to his support to the TUCP’s job creation agenda and his commitment to address […]

Gatchalian: Development of electric vehicle industry now a law

Senator Win Gatchalian said the country can now look forward to transitioning to sustainable transportation with the Electric Vehicle Industry Development Act having lapsed into law last April 15.   “From the initial proposal of having a national policy and regulatory framework for the use of Electric Vehicles and the establishment of electric charging stations, […]

Gatchalian urges consumer education on energy efficiency labeling

Senator Win Gatchalian underscored the need for consumer education in maximizing energy efficiency with the right appliances and devices to curb the monthly electricity bills of households and commercial establishments and at the same time help in managing the country’s supply when the demand is high.   “Sa mga panahon na mataas ang demand sa […]

Two landmark legislations authored by Gatchalian expected to be signed into law soon

Two landmark legislations, the bill providing for a national energy policy and regulatory framework for the use of electric vehicles (EVs) and the establishment of electric charging stations and the proposed SIM Card Registration Act, are expected to be signed into law soon.   The enrolled copies of the bills on the Electric Vehicle Industry […]

Gatchalian: Lack of database impeded distribution of Pantawid Pasada

The lack of an existing database has been the cause of delay in the distribution of the government’s fuel subsidy program, Senator Win Gatchalian said.   “Hanggang ngayon ay marami pang hindi nakakakuha ng ayudang ito halos tatlong linggo na mula nang magsimulang mamigay ng Pantawid Pasada dahil na rin sa kawalan ng listahan ng […]

Gatchalian urges gov’t agencies to comply with energy conservation program

Senator Win Gatchalian urged all government agencies, including local government units, to comply with the mandatory energy efficiency and conservation measures following tight power supply seen in the Luzon and Visayas grids this summer.   “The government should lead the way in complying with the provisions of the law institutionalizing energy efficiency and conservation,” Gatchalian […]

Gatchalian: Ramp up distribution of Pantawid Pasada amid new round of oil price hikes

Senator Win Gatchalian urged concerned agencies to ramp up the distribution of fuel subsidy under the Pantawid Pasada Program to the targeted beneficiaries to alleviate the impact of oil price hikes imposed by oil companies this week.   “Katapusan na ng buwan at nakatakda nang ibigay ngayong Abril ang ikalawang bugso ng Pantawid Pasada. Sa […]