Vaccination of minors vs COVID-19 seen as urgent

DJ Yap 08/02/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The government’s vaccination program for children and teens should commence soonest as the Delta variant quickly spreads through communities, the chair of the Senate basic education committee said on Sunday. Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian cited…

‘Manginginom pala!’: Hacker ordered P1 million-worth of alcohol, says Gatchalian

Neil Arwin Mercado - Reporter / @NAMercadoINQ 01/07/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Sherwin Gatchalian disclosed Thursday that the hacker of his credit card had ordered P1 million-worth of alcoholic beverages, contrary to his initial suspicion that the latter had purchased food items. Gatchalian made the…

Gatchalian wants probe on students selling lewd photos, videos online

Consuelo Marquez - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ 01/03/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Sherwin Gatchalian on Sunday called on law enforcement agencies to ramp up efforts in probing reports that some students have been selling lewd photos and videos online to buy gadgets needed for distance…

Gatchalian warns rise of ‘learners with poor performance’ sans face-to-face classes

Christia Marie Ramos - Reporter / @CMRamosINQ 01/02/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Sherwin Gatchalian on Saturday warned of a “likely spike of learners with poor performance” following the recall of the pilot implementation of face-to-face classes in the country. Gatchalian said that President Rodrigo Duterte’s…

Gatchalian wants DepEd to set up ‘WASH’ facilities in schools

Consuelo Marquez - INQUIRER.net 06/21/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Sherwin Gatchalian has called on the Department of Education (DepEd) to set up water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) facilities as part of preparations for possible physical classes once a vaccine for COVID-19 becomes…

Senator seeks price freeze on LPG, kerosene

Leila B. Salaverria - Philippine Daily Inquirer 05/10/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian called on the Department of Energy to extend the price freeze on liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and kerosene products to ease the burden of the enhanced community quarantine on Filipinos. Gatchalian…

Gatchalian urges Duterte to continue suspension of 2nd tranche of oil tax hike

Inquirer.net 12/01/2018

SEN. Sherwin Gatchalian wants President Rodrigo Duterte to continue with the suspension of the second tranche of the excise tax on petroleum products despite the advice of his economic managers. “I urge President Duterte to still push…

Go after ‘pasaways’ instead of ‘tambays’

Inquirer.net 06/24/2018

Gatchalian tells PNP As the number of apprehended “tambay” or loiterers spike to more than 7,000 already, Senator Sherwin Gatchalian urged the Philippine National Police (PNP) to instead go after those who violate the law. Gatchalian admitted…

Gordon, Gatchalian urge PNP to submit drug war info

Inquirer.net 04/08/2018

At least two senators on Sunday urged the Philippine National Police (PNP) to heed the call of the Supreme Court (SC) and submit investigation reports on the killing of drug suspects in President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on…

Abarquez makes semis round of Cebuana Lhuillier tennis c’ships

John Carlo Villaruel 02/26/2017

CEBUANA racquet-wielder Elizabeth Abarquez is on the verge of winning yet another championship as she advanced to the semifinal round of the Cebuana Lhuillier Age Group Tennis Championships 18-under girls category yesterday in Cagayan de Oro City.…

‘Vanity’ tax discriminatory to women

01/13/2017

Senator Sherwin Gatchalian thumbed down on Friday the proposed imposition of excise tax on cosmetics and beauty products, saying it was not only “discriminatory” to women but it was not also a “viable alternative” to the proposed…

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