Senator Win Gatchalian on Wednesday called on the Department of Finance (DoF) to create a multi-agency task force that would cushion the effects of rising inflation in the country.
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Senator Win Gatchalian wants to remove investment restrictions in a 78-year-old law that prevent foreign contractors from bidding on locally-funded government public works projects.
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Worried that it might lead to bigger budget deficit, Senator Win Gatchalian believes it is "not yet" the right time to suspend the excise tax on fuel under the tax reform program.
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There is a need to closely monitor the debt obligations and modes of financing adopted by the Duterte administration to fund its ambitious “Build, Build, Build” program.
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Senator Win Gatchalian deplored that the government has yet to complete the distribution of the P20 billion unconditional cash transfer (UCT) to 10 million poor families affected by the tax reform program.
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Senator Win Gatchalian wants the government to shun from its protectionist policy on rice importation.
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The Philippines imports 20 to 40 million bullets yearly to meet the defense requirement of government forces, Senator Win Gatchalian said on Tuesday.
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Senator Win Gatchalian on Wednesday admonished government representatives for their failure to “shield” low-income Filipinos from price increases due to the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law.
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Voting 20-0-0, the Senate on Monday approved on third and final reading a bill that would allow consumers to keep their cellphone numbers “for life,” even if they change service providers or subscription plans.
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Senator Win Gatchalian has called on Malacanang to certify as urgent the bill that allows cellphone users to easily "switch" from one network provider to another without changing their preferred mobile numbers.
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Senator Win Gatchalian is pushing a bill law to break the “duopoly” in the telecommunication industry and spur efficiency by allowing a third or even fourth telecom player to enter the Philippine market.
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National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. on Wednesday said that there was no threat from other nations on the sovereignty of the Philippines over the Benham Rise.
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Senator Sherwin Gatchalian on Friday (Jan. 13) criticized as discriminatory the proposed policy imposing taxes on cosmetics and other beauty products as an alternative in place of additional taxes on petroleum-based products.