Congressman Wes Gatchalian appeared in the DZRH News Desisyon 2019 of Cesar Chavez on 25 March 2019. His accomplishments during the past term was highlighted, and his future programs and projects for the First District of Valenzuela City were discussed. As First District Representative of Valenzuela City, Congressman Gatchalian reported completing over twenty eight (28) School Buildings, and three-hundred and twelve (312) classrooms, with six (6) School Buildings expected to be completed within the year 2019.
In addition, thirty eight (38) covered courts were also completed with an additional twenty eight (28) expected to be completed this year. But the highlight of his report was the “Serbisyong Kakaiba Projects” which are the following:
(i) Valenzuela Obando Meycauayan (VOM) Mega Pumping Station, a P 1 Billion project established in partnership with the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), which will help solve the perennial problem of flooding in the city;
(ii) The Wellness Entertainment and Sports (WES) Arena, the first world-class multi-sport facility in the city with a dedicated facility for Basketball Court, Volleyball Court, Badminton Court, Gym, Boxing Ring, Billiards at Pool Tables, Table Tennis, Chess, Darts, Martial Arts at Dance Studio, at Coffee Shops; and
(iii) The W Events Space, a more luxurious site for hosting important occasions which will be available for use by the residents of Valenzuela City with a minimal fee.
On the legislative end, Congressman Gatchalian has authored sixteen (16) House Bills that have been passed into law, among which are the establishment of five (5) national high schools in Valenzuela City and the Universal Access to Tertiary Education Act. For his next term, he will make it a priority to move for the passage of the SIM Card Registration Law which will help lessen the threat of terrorism and curb the malicious schemes perpetrated using prepaid SIMs.