Gatchalian to new Ombudsman: Probe ₱25 billion Nayong Pilipino-Landing scam

Senator Win Gatchalian called on newly minted Ombudsman Samuel Martires to investigate the alleged irregularities surrounding a deal forged between the Nayong Pilipino Foundation (NPF) and Landing Resorts Philippines Development Corporation (LRPDC) that could cost the government more than ₱25 billion in lost revenue over the next 50 years. The deal involves a lease granted […]

Gatchalian pushes gov’t to provide rice, housing for Jolo fire survivors

Senator Win Gatchalian has pledged to push the National Food Authority (NFA) to address the shortage of rice for some 5,000 families affected by the fire that razed three barangays in Jolo, Sulu. “Gumawa na ako ng sulat para sa NFA na tuloy-tuloy ang supply ng bigas nila lalo na sa ganitong trahedya. Hindi pwedeng maputol ang supply ng murang bigas. Mahalaga po […]

Creation of Boracay Island Development Authority proposed

Senator Win Gatchalian is proposing the creation of a Boracay Island Development Authority (BIDA) to spearhead the rehabilitation and development of Boracay into a world-class sustainable tourism destination. “The fact that the national government had to mobilize several departments to ‘save’ Boracay from its environmental woes shows that the current governance framework of Boracay is inadequate to […]

Gatchalian: “Empowering governance” behind Valenzuela’s safest city ranking

Senator Win Gatchalian on Tuesday credited Valenzuela City’s “culture of empowering governance” as the driving force behind its recognition as the safest city in the Philippines, and one of the safest in all of Southeast Asia. In a report released by Numbeo, a respected online database often cited by major publications across the world, Valenzuela […]

Length of term, term limits for Bangsamoro MPs questioned

As the Senate continues floor deliberations on the landmark Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), Senator Win Gatchalian is pushing for amendments to ensure that contentious provisions regulating the terms of office of Bangsamoro elective local officials are consistent with the Constitution. One such provision is Article VII, Section 13 of the Senate version of the Bangsamoro Basic […]

To DOTr: Determine fate of 48 Dalian trains in limbo

Senator Win Gatchalian is pushing the Department of Transportation (DOTr) to take immediate action based on the findings and recommendations of the independent auditor, expected to be released later this week, as to whether the controversial Dalian trains are suitable for use on the Metro Rail Transit-3 (MRT-3) rail line. “Two years have passed since the Dalian trains arrived, […]

Win wants “friendly” housing package for Marawi residents

Senator Win Gatchalian is calling on the National Housing Authority (NHA) to devise a “friendly” house rebuilding package for more than 8,000 displaced families in the Most Affected Area (MAA) of the war-torn city of Marawi. “The government, through the NHA, should open a window of opportunity for all of our brothers and sisters in […]

To LGUs: Safeguard environment in tourist spots

Senator Win Gatchalian over the weekend said local government units with jurisdiction over key tourism destinations around the country should not wait for another “environmental nightmare” before enforcing environmental laws and regulations, stressing that the environmental woes that Boracay is currently facing were compounded by the neglect of government officials over the years. “Local executives have the […]

BBL “Symbol of Peace” in Muslim Mindanao

After listening to the opinions voiced by stakeholders during public consultations on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law held in Muslim Mindanao over the past few days, Senator Win Gatchalian said it is apparent that the BBL is supported by a majority of the potential constituents of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region. “Generally, the people of Muslim […]