Gatchalian calls for urgent execution of LPG Act; warns vs. LPG-fire related incidents

Senator Win Gatchalian urged the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to fast track the promulgation of the law regulating the domestic liquified petroleum gas (LPG) industry to ensure consumer protection against industry malpractices.   In observance of the Fire Prevention Month, the re-electionist senator underscored the significance of […]

To DOTr, LGUs: Act with dispatch on Pantawid Pasada for tricycle drivers, delivery riders

Citing the urgency in providing the much-needed aid to all those affected in the transport sector, Senator Win Gatchalian called out the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and local government units (LGUs) to act with dispatch on the release and distribution of fuel subsidies to the 113,000 tricycle drivers and delivery services who are among the […]

Gatchalian to DOE: Intensify monitoring vs oil profiteers

Senator Win Gatchalian urged the Department of Energy (DOE) to intensify its monitoring activities against profiteers taking advantage of consumers by imposing exorbitant pump prices of fuel products amid the escalation of cost of fuels in the world and domestic markets.   “The DOE should make sure that oil companies and retailers are not abusing […]

Gatchalian stern warning to NEA, DOE: New NEA memos violated the law

Senator Win Gatchalian warned the National Electrification Administration (NEA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) to recall NEA’s most recent memoranda in appointing general managers (GMs) of electric cooperatives (ECs) saying that NEA violated the law as it went beyond its supervisory powers.   NEA, an attached agency of the DOE, has Secretary Alfonso Cusi […]

Renewable energy associations endorse Gatchalian’s re-election bid

In what appears to be a groundswell of support from among stakeholders in the energy sector, the national umbrella organization of renewable energy associations is the latest group that has openly endorsed the re-election bid of Senator Win Gatchalian.   The Developers of Renewable Energy for AdvanceMent Inc. (DREAM), an alliance of all renewable energy […]

Gatchalian gets backing of national electric cooperatives consumers group

The 13.5 million-strong National Center of Electric Cooperatives Consumers Inc. (NCECCO) has endorsed Senator Win Gatchalian’s re-election bid for being a strong advocate of providing reliable and quality services to electricity consumers.   “With strong conviction, this body firmly believes that Senator Win could further steer positive change and progress in the country with his […]

Cusi should resign and face charges for railroading sale of shares in Malampaya

For railroading the approval of the sale of participating interest of Chevron in Malampaya gas field, key officials of the Department of Energy (DOE) led by Secretary Alfonso Cusi are criminally and administratively liable for graft, gross neglect of duty, and grave misconduct and should immediately resign from their posts, Senator Win Gatchalian said.   […]

Gatchalian bill on microgrid system now a law; total electrification in PH possible

Expect the spur of microgrid development in rural areas in the country now that it has been institutionalized and the possibility of realizing total electrification of every household by year end, Senator Win Gatchalian said.   “Ngayong ganap na itong batas, umaasa tayo na ang bawat sulok ng bansa ay magkakaroon na ng kuryente sa […]