Potential spike in domestic violence amid lockdowns

As countries under COVID-19 lockdowns see a surge in domestic violence, Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the Inter-Agency Council on Violence Against Women and Their Children (IACVAWC) to ensure that the implementation of Republic Act 9262 or the Anti-Violence Against Women and Their Children Act of 2004 remains in full force.   Prior to the […]

ECQ extension needed for reliable mass testing results

With mass testing for COVID-19 set to be conducted two days after the scheduled end of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) on April 12, Senator Win Gatchalian favors extending the quarantine period by at least two weeks. He said mass testing will happen on April 14 and lifting the ECQ before that date will undermine […]

Preparation needed for looming food shortage amid health crisis

Senator Win Gatchalian raised the alarm as the COVID-19 crisis has not only affected the people but the country’s food security as well, given the real situation on the ground.   Gatchalian cited that some wet markets in the metropolis have now resorted to selling carabao meat due to beef shortage. He added that traders […]

Immediate implementation of the National ID System needed to combat future pandemics

The government needs to fast track the implementation of the national ID system for a quicker health and calamity response in the future to prevent a repeat of the mistakes committed in tracing persons suspected with COVID-19 infections, according to Senator Win Gatchalian.   The law, which was signed by President Duterte in August 2018, […]

LGUs should put up isolation facilities, makeshift hospitals to contain COVID-19 spread

As the country sees the increasing number of Filipinos contracting the deadly coronavirus, Senator Win Gatchalian has urged all Local Government Units (LGUs) to set up makeshift hospitals and isolation tents where patients with mild symptoms can be isolated and mitigate the risk of spreading the virus.   Gatchalian proposed that these temporary facilities be […]

Intensified fake news crackdown needed, put perpetrators behind bars

A pandemic worse as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis. This is how Senator Win Gatchalian described the persistent spread of disinformation over the Philippines’ cyberspace amid a public health emergency.   According to Gatchalian, both the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) should expedite their investigation to track down, sue, […]

Address plight of the homeless during lockdown

Senator Win Gatchalian urged local government units (LGUs) to introduce clear, definitive guidelines in addressing the plight of the homeless during the Luzon-wide “enhanced community quarantine” over the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).   An already vulnerable population where many of whom suffer from health problems, Gatchalian raised that homeless people live in environments where they have little access […]

Impending water shortage to threaten COVID-19 prevention

As Metro Manila braces for possible water interruption during the summer season, Senator Win Gatchalian warns that insufficient water supply could threaten efforts in containing or curbing the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).   Gatchalian urges water concessionaires to ensure uninterrupted water supply in households, hospitals and medical facilities where confirmed COVID-19 patients are treated, adding that water is […]