Gatchalian to DOE: Address the power situation before it gets worse

Instead of passing the buck, Senator Win Gatchalian urged the Department of Energy (DOE) to address the power supply situation in the country before it gets worse since it has the legal mandate and power to compel industry players to follow policies on energy security.   “The DOE sounds inutile by passing the blame. It’s […]

Gatchalian commends PNOC-EC for protecting PH interest

Senator Win Gatchalian wasted no time in commending the Philippine National Oil Company (PNOC) during the last Senate Energy Committee hearing after it disclosed that it will withhold its consent on the sale of Shell Philippines Exploration B.V.’s (SPEX) stakes to Malampaya Energy XP Pte. Ltd., a subsidiary of Dennis Uy-led Udenna Corp., in the […]

To NEA: Provide immediate aid to electric coops in Odette-hit areas

To expedite the repair of power lines and other damaged electricity infrastructure, Senator Win Gatchalian urged the National Electrification Administration (NEA) to immediately tap the Electric Cooperatives Emergency and Resiliency Fund (ECERF) in order to provide relief to electric cooperatives affected by Typhoon Odette.   The Senate Energy Committee Chairperson said ECERF was allocated P200 […]

Gatchalian urges DOE to be transparent on SPEX-Udenna deal in Malampaya

Senator Win Gatchalian urged the Department of Energy (DOE) to lay its cards on the table in its ongoing review process that will be the basis for approving or disapproving the sale of the 45% operating interest of Shell Philippines Exploration B.V. (SPEX) in the Malampaya gas field to Udenna Corporation’s Malampaya Energy XP Pte. […]

Resolution filed on impact of BENECO-NEA standoff

Senator Win Gatchalian has filed a resolution calling for a full-blown inquiry into the management standoff between Benguet Electric Cooperative Inc. (BENECO) and the National Electrification Administration (NEA). Gatchalian found out that BENECO is having difficulties in processing bank transactions as some accredited banks do not acknowledge the signature of Engr. Melchor S. Licoben as […]

DOE’s approval of Chevron-Udenna Malampaya deal defective, invalid

There’s enough evidence that the decision rendered by the Department of Energy (DOE) to approve the sale of Chevron Malampaya’s 45% stake in the Malampaya gas project to the Udenna group of Dennis Uy is defective and invalid, Senator Win Gatchalian said. The Senate Energy Committee Chairperson made the statement after being told by DOE […]

Red flag on cash-strapped Udenna Corp. on buying spree in Malampaya

As the government reviews the financial capacity of Udenna Corporation in acquiring the stake of Shell Philippines Exploration B.V. (SPEX) in the Malampaya gas field, the acquiring company’s financial capacity is put into question anew, Senator Win Gatchalian said, after Udenna’s subsidiary PH Resorts Group Holdings Inc. suspended its casino project in Clark due to […]

Reactivation of Pantawid Pasada to cushion impact of oil price hikes

In the wake of the spiraling increase in oil prices, Senator Win Gatchalian urged the government to reactivate the fuel subsidy Pantawid Pasada Program to provide relief to the public transport sector and cushion the impact of high fuel prices on the riding and consuming public. Gatchalian called on the Department of Energy (DOE) to […]