by Win Gatchalian on May, 9, 2021

Proposed AI research center lauded; K-12 graduates’ readiness needed for ‘Industry 4.0’

Senator Win Gatchalian hailed the proposed establishment of the National Center for AI Research (N-CAIR) under the recently launched artificial intelligence (AI) roadmap.

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on May, 8, 2021

Tax deductions proposed to help offset cost of work-from-home setup

As employees in a work-from-home (WFH) and hybrid work arrangement are likely to be in it for the long haul, Senator Win Gatchalian said it comes with a lot of costs that workers are now facing such as lack of logistical assistance, internet and utility expenses and their mental wellbeing.

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on May, 7, 2021

Widespread debt collection harassment of online borrowers alarming

Senator Win Gatchalian expressed alarm over the widespread debt collection harassment and deceptive collection practices of some lending companies.

by Win Gatchalian on May, 6, 2021

Contact tracing woes put safe schools reopening in peril

Efforts to safely reopen schools for the resumption of limited face-to-face classes would be undermined if contact tracing woes are not immediately resolved, Senator Win Gatchalian flagged.

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on May, 5, 2021

‘One Filipino, One Bank Account’ will propel digitalization of financial transactions

In pushing for equal access to financial services, Senator Win Gatchalian said such a move will boost the digitalization of financial transactions in the country.

by Win Gatchalian on May, 4, 2021

Higher education budget for 2022 needed to recover from impact of COVID-19

Senator Win Gatchalian bats for the allocation of up to 6% of gross domestic product (GDP) for the overall budget of the education sector next year, the recommendation by the United Nations (UN) under the Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4), to help spur the sector’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

by Win Gatchalian on May, 3, 2021

On K-12 curriculum review: Address issues on mother tongue, ‘spiral progression approach’

While the Department of Education (DepEd) continues to review the basic education curriculum for 2022, Senator Win Gatchalian pointed out the need to address concerns on the implementation of the “spiral progression approach” and the Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education (MTB-MLE) policies mandated by the Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013 or the K to 12 Law (Republic Act No. 10533).

by Win Gatchalian on May, 2, 2021

Bridge distance learning inequalities; difficulty in answering modules concerning

In addressing the challenges of distance learning and fostering recovery for the country’s basic education sector, Senator Win Gatchalian pressed the need to bridge inequalities and ensure equitable learning for the country’s K to 12 learners.

Economy & Commerce
by Win Gatchalian on May, 1, 2021

Prevent further job losses; recovery of pandemic-stricken MSMEs needed

Senator Win Gatchalian said the government should exhaust all means to provide relief to pandemic-hit small businesses and put them back on track to prevent further job losses. He is bent on pushing for the legislation of allowing micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) by further lowering the costs of borrowing to encourage them to continue their operations.