Senator Win Gatchalian urges the Department of Education (DepEd) to make responsible social media use a key component in mental health programs for schools, noting that increased smartphone and social media use has been linked to depression and anxiety among children and adolescents.
Ahead of the scheduled budget hearing this November, Senator Win Gatchalian expresses concern that the budget to be allocated for the Department of Energy’s (DOE) total electrification program of the country could end up as slush fund or simply “pork”.
Senator Win Gatchalian underscores the urgency of an oversight review of the Magna Carta for Public School Teachers to address the persisting concerns on their salaries and working conditions.
Senator Win Gatchalian pushes for the creation of a world-class and independent energy research and policy institute as soon as possible to help address research and policy gaps in the local energy sector and bring about reforms that will directly benefit Filipinos.
Senator Win Gatchalian urges the Department of Education to heighten precautionary measures and prevent students’ consumption of African Swine Fever (ASF)-positive pork products.
Following the Commission on Population and Development’s (PopCom) plea for the declaration of a national emergency on teenage pregnancy, Senator Win Gatchalian will seek a Senate inquiry on how to strengthen the comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) and curb teenage pregnancies in the Philippines.
Senator Win Gatchalian called out the absence of success indicators in the Department of Education’s (DepEd) Alternative Learning System (ALS), a program that aims to provide viable learning opportunities to marginalized sectors.
Senator Win Gatchalian has urged the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to stick to its commitments on the final determination of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines’ (NGCP) fourth regulatory period.
Senator Win Gatchalian has urged the Department of Energy (DOE) to thoroughly study the proposal to increase biofuel content in diesel to help absorb oversupply in the country’s copra industry.