Gatchalian pushes for safe LPG

Senator Win Gatchalian is pushing for the passage of Senate Bill No. (SBN) 1188 or the proposed LPG Act, which seeks to streamline existing laws and regulations overseeing the domestic Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) industry.

Gatchalian’s proposed measure will govern the entire LPG industry as he sounded the alarm over the proliferation of substandard LPG cylinders that could endanger the lives of Filipino consumers.

The LPG industry has not been adversely affected by the quarantine measures since LPG remains a staple in the kitchens of many Filipino families who are forced to stay home and cook their own meals.

The proposed measure also aims to institute reforms in the LPG industry, addressing concerns in health, safety, security and the environment, and effectively ensure that consumer welfare remains paramount.

Gatchalian said there are about 8 million households that uses LPG for their everyday activity, such as cooking, lighting and heating water, citing data from the Family Income and Expenditure Survey in 2015.

Based on the 2010 Survey of Energy Consumption of Establishments, there are over 144,065 business establishments .