Palace should appoint new COMELEC execs

To ensure undisrupted preparations for the upcoming elections, Senator Win Gatchalian on Friday called on President Rodrigo Duterte to immediately appoint new members of the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) after two of its senior commissioners, Christian Robert Lim and Arthur Lim, retired today.   “The Commission can’t afford to lose precious time as we are […]

Gatchalian tells Congress leaders: Present Federalism timetable

Senator Win Gatchalian is calling on the leadership of both chambers of Congress to present a “realistic and workable timetable” for the push for charter change which would pave the way for the country’s shift to a federal form of government. “Based from their pronouncements last week, Senate President Pimentel and Speaker Alvarez will start to lay […]

Gatchalian calls for the resignation of PCSO execs amid fiasco on “lavish” party

Senator Win Gatchalian has called on the top executives of Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) to tender their resignations following the controversy on the agency’s Christmas Party spending amounting to 6-million pesos. “Their resignations are the most decent Christmas gifts they can give to the Filipino people,” he said. The senator is referring to PCSO […]

Gatchalian calls for expedited Marawi rehabilitation plan

As the battle between government forces and the Maute terrorist group rages on in Marawi City, Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the national government to act swiftly in laying the groundwork for a long-term recovery and rehabilitation program which will revitalize the war-torn city and help its citizens rebuild their lives. “When the government finally […]

Gatchalian calls for all-out relief ops for Marawi evacuees

Senator Win Gatchalian on Thursday called on the national government to intensify relief operations at evacuation centers near Marawi City as more than 200,000 Filipinos have been displaced by the ongoing battle between government forces and the Maute terrorist group. Gatchalian, who traveled within just three kilometers of the Marawi City limits last Monday to […]

Gatchalian visits Marawi City evacuees, brings relief aid to displaced families

Senator Win Gatchalian, along with the Valenzuela Social Welfare and Development Office, visited various evacuation centers in Lanao del Norte and Lanao del Sur to distribute relief goods to displaced families from Marawi City. More than 130,000 Marawis had to leave their homes due to the recent conflict that transpired.   For information on how to […]

Invoke arbitral ruling against China – Gatchalian

Senator Win Gatchalian on Wednesday called on the Duterte administration to invoke the South China Sea Arbitration ruling in filing a formal protest against China as the regional superpower prepares to build a radar installation on the Scarborough (Panatag) Shoal. “The favorable decision in the Philippines vs. China case is a potent tool we can […]