Gatchalian expresses concerns about cybersecurity risks for financial institutions, public utilities

Senator Win Gatchalian has raised concerns about potential cybersecurity threats that could impact financial institutions and public utilities in the wake of recent cyberattacks targeting government institutions.   “Parang organized ang mga hacking na nangyayari at hindi coincidence. Pero ang tingin ko posibleng umpisa lang ito ng mga makikita pa nating mga problema,” Gatchalian said, […]

Gatchalian accepts ex-DOE Chief Cusi’s apology

“I accept the apology extended to me by former Secretary Alfonso Cusi in the spirit of magnanimity. This underscores the need for all government officials to exercise care in their words, recognizing the impact they have on the public.” This is the reaction of Senator Win Gatchalian after a statement of apology from the former […]

PNP’s support for termination of POGO operations a compelling factor—Gatchalian

Senator Win Gatchalian said the Philippine National Police’s (PNP) support for the expulsion of Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) from the country underscores the urgency for the government to address the issue.   “This is one compelling factor that is hard to ignore. This only goes to show that the particular course of action of […]

Gatchalian urges enhanced cybersecurity services in PH amid Philhealth hack

Senator Win Gatchalian called on all government agencies and the private sector to beef up their protection against cybersecurity threats, taking note of the hacking of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (Philhealth) that remains unresolved.   Gatchalian filed Senate Bill 2066, or the Critical Information Infrastructure Protection Act. The measure mandates all covered critical information […]

LGUs’ active involvement in 911 emergency services

Senator Win Gatchalian said he wants local government units to be actively involved in the implementation of the Philippine National Police’s (PNP) 911 emergency service.   “This is a dream for all local government units in the country as well as for our constituents to have a singular emergency number that’s easy to remember and […]

Filipinos who reach 80, 90 years may soon enjoy cash gift

Senator Win Gatchalian said Filipino elderlies reaching the age of eighty (80) and ninety (90) will soon have the chance to enjoy a cash gift of P10,000 and P20,000, respectively, as the Senate approved on third and final reading Senate Bill No. 2028. The bill seeks to expand the coverage of the Centenarians Act of […]

Migrant workers, senior citizens may soon renew passports virtually

Senator Win Gatchalian said migrant workers and senior citizens will soon have the chance to renew their passports virtually as the Senate approved on third and final reading Senate Bill 2001 or the New Philippine Passport Act.   One of President Marcos’ priority measures, the proposed legislation authorizes the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to […]

Surging call for immediate POGO ban gaining ground

Senator Win Gatchalian said the call for an immediate ban against Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) in the country is gaining ground, expressing confidence that the realization of his recommendation will soon take place.   Gatchalian said that even former Senate minority floor leader Franklin Drilon has expressed his support for the committee report. It’s […]

Senate musters enough support for Gatchalian’s call to expel POGOs from PH

The Senate Committee on Ways and Means, led by Senator Win Gatchalian, has mustered enough support for its call to immediately expel Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) from the country in a bid to help maintain peace and order and sustain economic growth.   “Isa itong mahalagang hakbang para mapigilan ang paglaganap ng krimeng nagmumula […]