Sherwin Gatchalian Net Worth ₱95 Million
Sherwin “Win” Ting Gatchalian (born April 6, 1974) is a Filipino politician and businessman who is currently serving as Senator of the Philippines. A member of the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC), he formerly served as Congressman for the 1st District of Valenzuela from 2001 to 2004 and from 2013 to 2016. He also served as Mayor of Valenzuela City from 2004 to 2013.
In 2001, Gatchalian was elected as Representative of the 1st District of Valenzuela. After one term in Congress, he ran and was elected for the position of Mayor of Valenzuela City. During his term as mayor, Gatchalian ended the city’s garbage woes and oversaw the clearing operations in the aftermath of Typhoon Ondoy. He also implemented a number of education programs, the establishment of the Valenzuela City School of Mathematics and Science, and the accessibility to tertiary public educational institutions in the city, among others.
After serving as Mayor of Valenzuela City for three terms, Gatchalian once again ran and was elected as 1st District Representative of Valenzuela in 2013. His return to the Lower House saw Gatchalian try to implement some of Valenzuela City’s education reform initiative with the filing of House Bill No. 5905, or the Free Higher Education Act.
Gatchalian then ran for and won a position in the Senate during the 2016 Philippine Senate election with his campaign around the promise of passing the Free Higher Education Act. In early 2017, the Senate passed the Free Higher Education Act, which Gatchalian co-authored and co-sponsored. President Rodrigo Duterte signed the measure into law as the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act (Republic Act No. 10931) in August 2017.
In addition to chairing the Senate Committees on Energy and Economic Affairs, Gatchalian has also authored a number of key measures that have been signed into law, including the Murang Kuryente Act, Electric Cooperatives Emergency and Resiliency Fund Act, the Energy Virtual One Stop Shop Act, the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act, and the Mobile Number Portability Act.