Law on PH maritime zone needed to strengthen defense posture in West PH Sea

Senator Win Gatchalian is pushing for the enactment of a legislation that would establish Philippine maritime zones saying this would strengthen and help enforce the country’s claim over the West Philippine Sea, as affirmed by a 2016 arbitral ruling.   Gatchalian made this emphasis following a hearing conducted by the Senate Special Committee on Philippine […]

Gatchalian wants PH maritime zones defined, harmonized with UNCLOS

Amid continuing tensions in the West Philippine Sea, Senator Win Gatchalian has filed a bill that would clearly define the country’s maritime zones, harmonizing domestic laws on maritime territory with the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).   “The proposed measure seeks not only to update existing Philippine maritime laws […]

Gatchalian seeks stiffer penalties against individuals selling registered SIMs

Senator Win Gatchalian is seeking stiffer penalties against individuals selling registered Subscriber Identity Modules (SIMs) that are eventually used in various cybercrime activities.   The senator made the call following a revelation made by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Cybercrime Division Chief Jeremy Lotoc that registered SIMs are being sold openly on various social […]

Gatchalian files bill to address rising incidence of financial accounts scams

Senator Win Gatchalian has filed a bill seeking to penalize individuals who willingly allow themselves to be used as money mules, those who engage in social engineering schemes, and other fraudulent financial schemes.   Aligned with the administration’s commitment to expand digital transactions, safeguarding the public from scammers and abusive online lenders, Gatchalian filed Senate […]

Adopt contingency plan to ensure ample rice supply, counter rising prices

Senator Win Gatchalian urged the government to come up with a comprehensive contingency plan to ensure a sufficient supply of rice, a major staple in the country, and counter the rising price of the grain.   Gatchalian made the call at the recent Senate briefing of the Development Budget Coordination Committee (DBCC) on the 2024 […]

Gatchalian bats for designation of PH sea lanes amid heightened WPS tension

Senator Win Gatchalian has filed a bill that seeks to establish the country’s archipelagic sea lanes amid heightened tensions between the China Coast Guard and the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) at the West Philippine Sea following the former’s malicious maneuvers that include the use of water cannon against PCG vessels on a resupply mission.   […]

Need for effective flood control; aid distributed to typhoon victims in Luzon

Senator Win Gatchalian underscores the need for the government to undertake an effective flood control program that would shield communities from the damaging impact of climate change.   “Due to the adverse impact of climate change on our communities, the government needs to provide adequate flood control structures that would provide vulnerable areas with ample […]