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BIR URGED: SUSPEND ONLINE TRANSFER FEES AMID COVID

Senator Win Gatchalian urged the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) and the banking community to suspend the collection of fees on online money transfers while COVID-19 cases peak. “With a number of banks shortening their operating hours, some banks even temporarily closing as some of their employees have also contracted the disease or manifested symptoms […]

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GATCHALIAN: PREPARE FOR INDONESIA COAL EXPORT BAN

Senator Win Gatchalian called on the Department of Energy (DOE) to prepare for contingency measures to ensure sufficient coal supply and avert possible higher coal prices following the Indonesian government’s decision to ban its coal exports this month. The ban causes concerns on the country’s supply of coal for power plants which, if insufficient, could […]

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GATCHALIAN HAILS TAX RELIEF FOR PRIVATE SCHOOLS

Senator Win Gatchalian hailed the signing of a law that would grant tax relief to private schools, a move that the lawmaker said would help them stay afloat amid the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Republic Act No. 11635, which President Rodrigo Duterte signed into law on December 10, 2021, further amends Section 27 […]

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BOOST LAWS VS ONLINE CHILD SEX ABUSE – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian is pressing the urgency of strengthening the country’s anti-trafficking laws to address the surge of online child sexual abuse complaints in the country. The Department of Justice (DOJ) has received 2.8 million reports on online sexual abuse of children in 2021, more than twice the 1.3 million reported in 2020. In 2021, […]

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LINEMEN ARE TYPHOON ODETTE HEROES – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian extolled the selflessness and tireless efforts of electrical linemen and crew members who often do not receive the recognition they deserve for the services they perform working around the clock and mostly in dangerous conditions repairing damaged poles to restore power lines. “Behind every electric utility is a team of folks who […]

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GATCHALIAN HAILS APPROVAL OF STATUTORY RAPE BILL

Senator Win Gatchalian hailed the ratification of the bicameral conference committee report on a measure that increases the statutory rape age to 16, calling it a big leap forward in upholding the rights of Filipino children. The bicameral conference committee report resolved differences between House Bill No. 7836 and Senate Bill No. 2332. Gatchalian is […]

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START VAX PREPS FOR KIDS AGED 5 TO 11 – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian is urging local government units (LGUs) to prepare for the vaccination of children aged 5 to 11, a move that he said would be crucial in boosting confidence in safely reopening schools amid the threat of the Omicron variant. Gatchalian made this call after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the […]

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GATCHALIAN: KEEP KIDS SAFE IN ‘ODETTE’-HIT AREAS

Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the Department of Education (DepEd), Department of Health (DOH), and Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to uphold the safety and welfare of children in areas affected by Typhoon Odette. Aside from providing child-friendly spaces, the chairman of the Senate Committee on Basic Education, Arts and Culture pressed the […]

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GATCHALIAN EXTENDS AID TO ‘ODETTE’-HIT PROVINCES

As damage to property and number of casualties continued to climb days after Typhoon Odette struck Visayas and Mindanao, Senator Win Gatchalian flew to the calamity-stricken areas to extend assistance and to personally assess the situation in the devastated areas. “Sa tindi at lawak ng pinsalang iniwan ng bagyong Odette, kailangang pagtulungan natin ang pagbibigay […]

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DON’T ERASE MEMORIES OF HEROES, SAYS GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) to reconsider its plan to replace the country’s World War II heroes in the P1,000 banknote with the Philippine Eagle, a move that he says would erase our heroes from the consciousness of future generations and deny their rightful place in history. “We should […]