Aside from sustaining the effort to curb teenage pregnancy through effective reproductive health education, Senator Win Gatchalian pressed that it is equally important for the government to support the reintegration of adolescent mothers to the education system.
Following the Senate’s third and final reading approval of the Academic Recovery and Accessible Learning (ARAL) Program Act (Senate Bill No. 1604), learners nationwide will soon have access to well-systematized tutorial sessions and well-designed intervention plans that will address pandemic-related learning loss, Senator Win Gatchalian said.
Though local government units have been seeking additional support for education funding, Senator Win Gatchalian flagged that the utilization of the Special Education Fund (SEF) remains low.
While Vice President and Secretary of Education Sara Duterte said she is looking forward to partnering with the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) to solve teachers’ loan obligations and contracts, Senator Win Gatchalian is pushing for the passage of a measure that prohibits unfair and abusive debt collection practices.
While an advocacy group is lamenting the persistently low passing rates among Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) takers, Senator Win Gatchalian is pressing the need to fully implement the Excellence in Teacher Education Act (Republic Act No. 11713).
As Vice President and Secretary of Education Sara Duterte urges local government units (LGUs) to prioritize investments in education, Senator Win Gatchalian is pushing his proposal to expand the roles of the local school board.
Senator Win Gatchalian is proposing that the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) work with Parent-Teacher Associations (PTA) in implementing the Parent Effectiveness Service Program Act (Republic Act No. 11908) to strengthen parental involvement in child development such as preventing bullying.
Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the Department of Education (DepEd) to improve its mechanisms for the reporting of bullying cases in the country’s schools.
The Department of Education’s (DepE) mental health program should be both cohesive and holistic to effectively uphold the well-being of learners, Senator Win Gatchalian said.