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SAFE SPACES FOR KIDS IN TYPHOON-HIT AREAS URGED

Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the government to uphold the safety and welfare of children in typhoon-stricken areas. Following the onslaught of Typhoon Karding, Gatchalian called on the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), the Department of Health (DOH), and the Department of Education (DepEd) to ensure that children are in safe spaces, emphasizing […]

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REINSTATE BUDGET CUT OF NBI – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian is seeking to reinstate the cut in the National Bureau of Investigation’s (NBI) 2023 budget to intensify the government’s cybercrime prevention efforts. Gatchalian expressed concern that the National Expenditure Program (NEP) trimmed down the 2023 budget of the NBI to P1.8 billion from 2022’s actual budget of P2.3 billion. This includes the […]

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REMOTE WORK SETUP TO EASE TRAFFIC – GATCHALIAN

In a bid to ease worsening traffic congestion in Metro Manila, Senator Win Gatchalian is pushing for increased adoption of remote working arrangements anew. The program, if adopted by a significant number of employers, could form part of solutions to address the perennial problem of traffic bottlenecks in metropolitan areas. “Filipinos spend about 98 hours […]

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GATCHALIAN: LEARNERS WITH DISABILITIES TO GET AID

Senator Win Gatchalian has vowed to ensure that learners with disabilities will receive funding support under the 2023 national budget. Gatchalian made this statement after the proposed budget of P532 million for Special Education (SPED) was not considered in the proposed National Expenditure Program (NEP). The seasoned legislator emphasized the need for the government to […]

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EXPAND SENIOR HIGH VOUCHER PROGRAM – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian is eyeing the expansion of the Senior High School-Voucher Program (SHS-VP) to help struggling private schools recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. “We can expand the voucher program. Sa voucher program kasi, dadalhin ng estudyante yung voucher sa school at pwedeng maging source ng revenue ng eskwelahan. Even though private […]

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GIVE TEACHERS SALARY INCREASES NOW – GATCHALIAN

Following the celebration of National Teachers’ Month from September 5 to October 5, Senator Win Gatchalian vowed to pursue measures that will uphold the welfare of teachers and raise their salaries. The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Basic Education thanked teachers for their hard work and sacrifice to ensure learning continuity despite the threat […]

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GATCHALIAN: PROTECT PUV DRIVERS VS OIL PRICE HIKE

Senator Win Gatchalian wants to put in place an energy subsidy program that will provide a safety net for the public transport sector from oil price increases and subsequently deter fare hikes for the benefit of the commuting public. Gatchalian noted that as a result of world oil price increases in recent months, the Land […]

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NURSING HOMES FOR ABANDONED SENIORS URGED

Senator Win Gatchalian has refiled a bill that seeks to establish in every city and municipality a nursing home that shall serve abandoned and homeless senior citizens. Under Senate Bill No. 950 or the “Homes for Abandoned Seniors Act of 2022,” these nursing homes will be operated and maintained by the Department of Social Welfare […]

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GATCHALIAN REFILES SATELLITE INTERNET BILL

Senator Win Gatchalian has refiled a bill that seeks to improve internet access in the country by expanding the existing digital infrastructure through the use of satellite-based technologies. Under Senate Bill No. 814 or the Satellite-Based Technologies for Internet Connectivity Act of 2022, which Gatchalian originally filed in the 18th Congress, the government shall promote […]

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GATCHALIAN: KEEP SEXUAL HARASSMENT OFF SCHOOLS

Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the country’s basic education institutions to enforce their child protection program to combat all forms of violence and abuse against learners, including sexual harassment. Gatchalian made this call as the Department of Education (DepEd) probes six teachers who allegedly made sexual advances on learners at the Bacoor National High School […]