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DOE PUSHES WASTE-TO-ENERGY TECHNOLOGY – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian expresses support for the Department of Energy’s move in advancing the promotion and enhancement of the development of Waste-To-Energy (WTE) facilities in the country. The latest DOE Circular is consistent with Gatchalian’s proposed Waste-To-Energy Act (Senate Bill No. 1789) which primarily seeks to establish a regulatory framework for facilities utilizing WTE technologies […]

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PROTECT ONLINE CONSUMERS FROM HACKERS – GATCHALIAN

With a strong backing from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), Senator Win Gatchalian pushed anew the passage of his bill protecting financial consumer welfare amid the increased adoption of digitalization of financial products and services in the country. “The government should continuously be more proactive in terms of coming up with ways to protect […]

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KEEP EDUCATION FRONTLINERS SAFE – GATCHALIAN

As more than 24.6 million learners resume home-based learning at the opening of SY 2021-2022, Senator Win Gatchalian reiterated the need to uphold the safety and welfare of the country’s teachers, non-teaching staff, and school officials amid the persisting threat of COVID-19. For the Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Basic Education, Arts and Culture, […]

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UPHOLD WELFARE OF COVID-HIT TEACHERS – GATCHALIAN

With classes set to open amid the spread of the more transmissible Delta variant, Senator Win Gatchalian is pressing the national government to uphold the welfare of teachers, especially those falling ill with COVID-19. Gatchalian’s call came after Department of Education (DepED) Undersecretary for Finance Annalyn Sevilla raised concerns in a public hearing that the […]

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READY LGUS FOR COVID VAX ROLLOUT FOR MINORS

Following the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) approval of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine for inoculating minors aged 12-17, Senator Win Gatchalian pressed the urgency of preparing local government units (LGUs) for the vaccination of the age group. Citing both the safety of the younger population and the long-term impact of school closures, Gatchalian has lobbied for […]

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RUSH VACCINATION OF OUTBOUND OFWS – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian called on the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) to expedite the vaccination of outbound Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), particularly those scheduled for deployment this year. “Bakunahan na natin sila habang nandito sila sa Pilipinas para maaari na silang makabalik agad sa trabaho,” Gatchalian stressed. “Kailangan nating […]

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NO TAX FOR TEACHERS’ POLL DUTY HONORARIA PUSHED

With roughly a month to go before the end of the rgistration for the 2022 polls, Senator Win Gatchalian pushes anew for the tax exemption of teachers’ election honoraria. In 2019, Gatchalian filed Senate Bill No.1193, which seeks to seeks to exclude from gross income and exempt from taxation the honoraria, travel allowance, and other […]

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PUNISH USERS OF FAKE VAX CERTIFICATES – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian urged concerned authorities to consider imposing stiffer penalties to guard against those who will misuse or produce fake unified vaccination certificates, saying that such fraudulent acts could endanger public safety. “Hindi maiiwasan na baka may magsamantala kaya dapat ngayon pa lang ay pinag-iisipan na kung ano ang mga maaaring posibleng hakbang kung […]

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CHECK ON DOE’S 2022 POLLS POWER SUPPLY PREPS URGED

Despite pronouncements that there will be no brownouts during the week of the May 2022 elections, Senator Win Gatchalian wants the Senate to conduct an inquiry on the plans and preparations of the Department of Energy (DOE) and other stakeholders to ensure the uninterrupted electricity supply. “It is crucial that programs are already in place, […]

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ARAL PROGRAM TO AID LEARNERS IN POOR HOUSEHOLDS

A Pulse Asia survey commissioned by Senator Win Gatchalian highlights the vulnerability of poorer households to the impact of school closures because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Results of the survey, which was conducted last June 7-16 with 1,200 respondents nationwide, showed that among those who agree with resuming face-to-face classes, 73% from Class E and […]