Help extended to Cebu City amid rising COVID-19 cases

As cases of COVID-19 continue to rise, Senator Win Gatchalian stresses that there should be no let-up in providing aid to those who need it most, especially in Cebu City which is now considered as the epicenter of COVID-19 in the country.   Today, the Gatchalian family donates more than two million peso-worth of daily […]

Strict enforcement of children protection laws needed

Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the National Council Against Child Labor (NCLC) to intensify its crackdown on child labor as the COVID-19 pandemic threatens to put millions of children and their families in poverty.   Gatchalian made this call after the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) warned that the […]

To law enforcers: Hunt down online scammers

Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to step up efforts in hunting down online scammers who proliferated during the quarantine. Gatchalian said authorities should beef up their online presence to safeguard Filipinos against online scams and other related cybercrimes.   As more Filipinos spend […]

CBMS Law to correct inefficiencies in SAP distribution

Now that the implementing rules and regulation (IRR) of the law has been signed, Senator Win Gatchalian urges the government anew to use the Community-Based Monitoring System (CBMS) Act to ensure efficient distribution of the Social Amelioration Program (SAP).   Five million more poor families have been added to the list of beneficiaries who will […]

Gov’t needs to issue construction workers’ safety guidelines during GCQ

Senator Win Gatchalian has urged the government and its contractors to ensure the safety and well-being of construction workers as the government eyes the resumption of the construction of big-ticket projects under the ‘Build, Build, Build’ flagship program of the Duterte administration.   Gatchalian made the call as the Department of Public Works and Highways […]

Additional IRA for LGUs; implementation of CBMS Law to expedite SAP delivery needed

Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the national government to grant additional Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) shares to Local Government Units (LGUs) that remain under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) until May 15 to ensure unhampered delivery of basic needs to the public during this difficult time.   Gatchalian pointed out that most LGUs are now grappling […]

Gatchalian family donates ₱30 million worth of medical supplies to fight COVID-19

To help equip the country’s health care system in flattening the curve, the Gatchalian family has donated medical supplies and complete sets of personal protective equipment (PPE) worth P30 million pesos. The items were turned over to the National Task Force COVID-19 (NTF COVID-19) and received by the NTF COVID-19 Head and Department of National […]

Potential spike in cybersex trafficking of children amid expanded ECQ

As the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic fuels fears of a cybersex trafficking surge among children in Southeast Asia, Senator Win Gatchalian called on the Department of Education (DepEd), Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) for increased vigilance and protective measures.   Gatchalian warned that since the community quarantine in the country […]