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by Win Gatchalian on April, 13, 2020

April 14 mass testing will determine success of ECQ extension

As the country conducts COVID-19 mass testing on Tuesday, Senator Win Gatchalian raised the need to do 10,000 mass testings a day to make the extended Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) reliable.

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by Win Gatchalian on March, 26, 2020

To DOH: Faster hospital accreditation needed to process more virus testing kits

Senator Win Gatchalian is appalled over what he calls a sluggish COVID-19 testing capacity of the Department of Health (DOH). The senator recently found out that the DOH has yet to accredit any hospital to carry out COVID-19 testing even after pronouncements made by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that the newly delivered test kits from South Korea and China are now available for commercial use.

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by Win Gatchalian on March, 10, 2020

In containing COVID-19: Test all who are ill

Considering the speed by which the number of positive cases is increasing, Senator Win Gatchalian urges the whole government to be involved and proactively seek out persons at risk of contracting the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

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by Win Gatchalian on November, 23, 2019

Gatchalian wants e-cigarettes regulated

Senator Win Gatchalian will file a bill regulating the sale of e-cigarettes, vapes and other electronic nicotine and non-nicotine delivery systems in the Philippines as the country reported its first electronic cigarette or vaping-associated lung injury (EVALI) case.

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by Win Gatchalian on October, 11, 2019

Prudence in classifying content on video streaming platforms sought

Senator Win Gatchalian has urged the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) to exercise prudence in classifying movies and contents being streamed on different platforms, including online streaming providers like Netflix and Amazon Prime.

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by Win Gatchalian on October, 10, 2019

Regulatory law needed for e-cigarettes

Senator Win Gatchalian said a law may be needed to further regulate the sale of e-cigarettes, vapes, and other electronic nicotine and non-nicotine delivery systems in the Philippines.

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by Win Gatchalian on May, 27, 2019

Call to pass tobacco tax hike bill renewed

Senator Win Gatchalian renewed his call for the immediate passage of a bill increasing the tobacco tax to ₱70, in a bid to not only curb cigarette consumption among Filipinos but also raise funds for the government’s universal health care program.

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by Win Gatchalian on February, 14, 2018

Help from DepEd on Dengvaxia panic, needed

Senator Win Gatchalian is calling on the Department of Education (DepEd) to create a circular that will mandate all public schools to initiate a program to identify and monitor students who were immunized with Dengvaxia.