Hon. WIN Gatchalian


Congressman Sherwin T. Gatchalian seized the congressional seat of the first district of Valenzuela City during the May 2013 mid-term elections through an overwhelming majority vote from his constituents.
Prior to his return to the House of Representatives, he steered Valenzuela City towards development and major reforms for three straight terms as chief executive of the local government of the city from 2004 to 2013.
With his sharp business acumen and solid management background, he infused a corporate style of leadership to running the City Government.  Not unlike a proactive CEO, he leads the city like a corporation, with local employees as prime assets, the citizens as valued clients, and Valenzuela City as a trusted brand name.
Just six months into his first term as mayor, he ended the city’s garbage woes and turned Valenzuela into an urban model of cleanliness.  In the aftermath of the devastation of typhoon Ondoy (Ketsana) in 2009, Valenzuela, with Cong. WIN at the helm, harnessed both public and private resources to become the first city in Metro Manila to clear its area of flood debris and rubbish.

In a bid to rein in corruption and to improve public service, Mayor WIN has streamlined and simplified government transactions and integrated relevant technologies in government procedures. Improved tax collection, alongside a marked increase in taxpayers’ confidence in the local administration, has also led to a surge in city revenues. Income more than doubled from barely P900 million in 2004 to more than P2 billion in 2012.

Infrastructure Projects
He has made infrastructure development a priority in Valenzuela, constantly improving city operations for both citizens and enterprises.
In 2008, the city-funded P90-million Lingunan-Lawang Bato overpass was opened to vehicular and pedestrian traffic, finally linking the eastern and western portions of the city that had earlier been separated by the Northern Luzon Expressway (NLEX).  The 80-meter-long and 10-meter-wide bridge significantly eased traffic congestion along the narrow Canumay East Service Road and the NLEX’s busy Malinta Exit, and facilitated trade flow across the city.
To facilitate public access to the local government, he established the New City Government Complex where the city offices and public service agencies are strategically placed in a single district.  It includes the new executive building, finance center, police headquarters, a social hall, people’s center and legislative building, which houses the offices of the City Council and the Vice Mayor, and the frontline service offices.  The old city hall building was also renovated and now serves as the Valenzuela City Hall of Justice.
Education Program
He considers quality education his centerpiece advocacy and has gained important strides toward this direction.
Under the comprehensive WIN ang Edukasyon program, more than 2,000 classrooms have been built since 2004.  Almost one million notebooks, lesson planners, and other teaching and learning materials are distributed every year.  At the same time, public school teachers are given regular city government-sponsored trainings and seminars on the latest in teaching methods and strategies.
Mathematics and English workbooks have been developed with the Department of Education-Valenzuela, and are being supplied for free to all public elementary schools.  In public high schools, state-of-the-art computer laboratories have been set up in support of the national government’s ICT program.
Personal History
Born on April 6, 1974, Mayor WIN is the eldest son of businessman, philanthropist and former presidential advisor William Gatchalian. He earned his Business Administration degree at the prestigious Boston University in Massachusetts and finished advanced studies in Corporate Finance at the Euromoney Institute of Finance.
Prior to government service, he worked for several blue chip companies, including Air Philippines International Corporation, the Wellex Group of Companies, Omico Mining Corporation, Plastic City Corporation, and Waterfront Philippines Inc.
While still a young corporate executive, he founded the WIN Action Center, Inc. as a public service for the people of Valenzuela.  The center, which remains in operation, regularly carries out medical missions, feeding programs, calamity response and assistance, scholarship grants, and youth outreach programs across Valenzuela.
In 2001, Mayor WIN ran for his first elective post and easily won the Congressional seat at the 1st District of Valenzuela.  Among the bills and resolutions he authored were on the protection of migrant workers, the establishment of anti-illegal recruitment centers, the establishment of district drug rehabilitation centers, along with other developmental laws for the improvement of his home city.


MANILA 40 UNDER 40 INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT LEADERS, Development Executive Group (Devex), 2013

The Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) 2011 Honoree for Public Service; awarded for his more than a decade of commitment in “changing people’s lives.”

CHAMPIONS OF HEALTH GOVERNANCE Awardee,Kaya Natin! Movement for Good Governance and Ethical Leadership, Merck Sharp & Dohme, Ateneo School of Government, Department of Health (DOH),and Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)

GALING POOK AWARD for innovations and excellence in local governance for “3S (Simple Speed Service) in Public Service Program,” Galing Pook Foundation, 2012

MOST BUSINESS FRIENDLY LGU - HIGHLY URBANIZED CITY CATEGORY, for outstanding efforts in instituting good governance reforms to promote trade and investment, and to ensure transparency and accountability, Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) 2012

“Doña Aurora Aragon Quezon Award,”Philippine Red Cross’ prestigious medal, recipient for his highly-distinguished leadership and outstanding achievements

Top 1 Best Governed Highly Urbanized City, Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) – 2010 Local Governance Performance Management System (LGPMS) Report

LGU Luminary 2011, Meralco Luminaries Award: bestowed for being a model of effective governance and excellent public service in the country which are evident in the prompt delivery of basic services and social welfare and development programs, and utilizing the benefits of public-private partnership in bringing about positive change in the lives of the constituents.

Number 1 for NCR, SY 2010-2011 and SY 2009-2010 National Achievement Test (NAT) for Elementary

One of the Business Friendly Cities in the country for the year 2011, The World Bank and the International Finance Corporation; (4th in the Ease of Starting a Business, 6thin the Ease of Dealing with Construction Permits and first in the Ease of Registering Property out of 25 Cities and 183 economies compared.)

National Housing Authority (NHA),citation, “for contribution in advocating and promoting efficient delivery of housing strategies, programs and projects in 2010.

Culture-Friendly Local Government Unit,National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), 2009

Department of Finance (DOF) - Bureau of Local Government Finance (BLGF) Revenue Generation Efficiency Ranking 2008Second Place in Metro Manila; for registering a record high 109.5 percent increase in collection efficiency and an aggregate PhP 1,329,747,855.72 revenue collection for fiscal year 2008.

2009 Best Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team in the National Capital Region (NCR).

2008 Best Mayor in CAMANAVA,NAPOLOCOM, for outstanding and  invaluable support to peace and order efforts of the PNP and for enormous supports in terms of logistic and financial, which greatly helped the Valenzuela City Police in its programs and projects, particularly in the effective implementation of police visibility and PNP’sMamang Pulis Program.

Best Peace and Order Council in NCR for CY 2007Second Place; high ratings given to City POC is attributed to its Chairman Mayor Sherwin T. Gatchalian’s continued support to Valenzuela City Police Station and his “Valenzuela Police Station Capability Enhancement Program.”


Contact Information



Sherwin T. Gatchalian



April 06, 1974






(02) 4434465 / 2770771 / 2916895



(02) 352-0549





WIN Action Center

MacArthur Highway, Malinta

Valenzuela City


  • Advanced Corporate Finance, EUROMONEY INSTITUTE OF FINANCE
  • Bachelor of Science, Major in Business Administration, BOSTON UNIVERSITY, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • Secondary Education, GRACE CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL
  • Primary Education, GRACE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

Public Service Record

  • City Mayor, Valenzuela City - 2004 - present
  • Representative, 1st District of Valenzuela City - 2001-2004

Professional Experience

  • President and Chief Executive Officer, PLASTIC CITY CORP. - 2000
  • Vice-Chairman, AIR PHILIPPINES CORP. - 1999-2000
  • President and Chief Executive Officer, OMICO MINING CORP. - 1999
  • Vice-Chairman, WATERFRONT PHILIPPINES, INC. - 1999
  • Chief Executive Officer, GENWIRE MANUFACTURING CORP. - 1999
  • EVP - Operations and Business Development, THE WELLEX GROUP - 1997-2000
  • President and Chief Executive Officer, WELLEX INDUSTRIES, INC. - 1997-2000
  • President and Chief Executive Officer, AIR PHILIPPINES CORP - 1998-1999
  • SVP for Finance/Comptroller, AIR PHILIPPINES CORP. - 1996-1999
  • EVP/ Chief Financial Officer, WELLEX GLOBAL EQUITIES, INC. - 1996-1997
  • Account Executive, PLASTIC CITY CORP. - 1996-1997
  • Asst. Plant Manager, PLASTIC CITY CORP. - 1993
  • Director, FORUM PACIFIC, INC. - 1993
  • Director, EXPRESS SAVINGS CORP. - 1993

Organizational Affiliation

  • Lions Club of Valenzuela Host, Valenzuela City
  • Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Valenzuela, Inc.
  • Makati Business Club
  • Young Entrepreneurs' Organization, Makati city
  • Rotary Club of Valenzuela, Valenzuela City

Civic Society Membership

  • Founder, WIN MOTHER'S CLUB
  • Founder, WIN YOUTH CLUB (WYC)
  • Chairman and Founder, WIN ACTION CENTER FOUNDATION, INC.