Gatchalian renews call for ban on firecrackers ahead of New Year festivities

Senator Win Gatchalian reiterated his call for a ban on the sale, distribution, and use of firecrackers and other pyrotechnic devices ahead of New Year festivities.   “While significant reductions in the number of fireworks-related injuries have happened over the years due to greater government regulation, it would be ideal to further reduce, if not […]

Gatchalian seeks increased budget for crackdown on human trafficking, OSAEC

To strengthen the government’s crackdown on human trafficking, including online sexual abuse and exploitation of children (OSAEC), Senator Win Gatchalian proposed increasing the budget for Anti-Trafficking in Persons (ATIP) enforcement.   Gatchalian proposed to add P70.74 million to the P76.28 million allocated under the National Expenditure Program (NEP) for ATIP enforcement. From this proposed fund […]

Gatchalian’s bid to expel POGO in PH to combat transnational crimes backed by NICA

Senator Win Gatchalian’s position to expel Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGO) from the country to combat the proliferation of transnational crimes is backed by the National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (NICA).   “NICA’s position on POGO operations should strongly prompt the government to move for the complete termination of POGOs’ activities,” Gatchalian said. He highlighted that […]

Gatchalian urges BIR to keep a tight rein on issuance of TIN IDs

Senator Win Gatchalian has urged the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to keep a tight rein on the issuance of tax identification number (TIN) IDs following a discovery that such IDs are being obtained by Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGO) involved in various criminal activities to legitimize the employment status of their workers.   According […]

Gatchalian urges regulators to strengthen consumer protection vs. online fraudsters

Senator Win Gatchalian urged regulators to strengthen consumer protection from various online financial frauds amid the continuing proliferation of such incidents especially with the onset of the Christmas holidays.   Gatchalian’s call echoed the recent warning to the public of the Cybercrime Investigation and Coordinating Center (CICC) of online scams that emerge during this time […]

Gatchalian’s urgent plea to the President: Ban POGOs amid shocking sex slavery discovery

Senator Win Gatchalian is urgently pleading with President Bongbong Marcos for the complete and immediate banning of Philippine Overseas Gaming Operators (POGOs) in the wake of a shocking revelation exposing a POGO hub’s involvement in prostitution.   “This is probably the worst that POGOs have ever been. It’s profoundly disturbing. What we’re witnessing here is […]

Gatchalian proposes national SK Federation; calls for peaceful BSKE

To empower youth participation in governance, Senator Win Gatchalian reiterated his proposal to create a national federation for the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK).   Gatchalian, who called for peaceful and honest barangay and SK elections, made his proposal in Senate Bill No. 1058, which seeks to amend Section 21 of the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Reform Act […]

Gatchalian: Protect teachers on duty during barangay, SK elections

Ahead of the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections on October 30, Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the Commission on Elections (COMELEC), Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), and the Philippine National Police (PNP) to ensure the full protection of teachers serving on poll duty.   A list released by the COMELEC on […]