Strict enforcement of anti-bullying law

Senator Win Gatchalian is seeking the strict enforcement of the Anti-Bullying Act of 2013 (Republic Act No. 10627) to address the alarming incidence of bullying in the country’s schools, which is linked to poor learner performance.   According to a study conducted by De La Salle University Professor Dr. Allan Bernardo, efforts to raise the […]

Opportunities of using social media in education

Amidst on-going efforts to transform the basic education sector to make it more resilient and innovative, Senator Win Gatchalian pointed to the potential of the social media platform for continuous delivery of education especially in the face of shocks like the COVID-19 pandemic.   At the Pinoy Social Media Festival held at the Lyceum of […]

Honest to goodness assessment expected in upcoming basic education report

When the Department of Education (DepEd) releases its basic education report at the end of this month, Senator Win Gatchalian expects an honest to goodness assessment, including concrete steps forward to address the crisis hounding the sector.   The DepEd is scheduled to present the Basic Education Report (BER) 2023 on January 30, which will […]

Most individual taxpayers to have higher take-home pay this year

Most middle-income taxpayers can expect to have higher take-home pay starting this year courtesy of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law, said Senator Win Gatchalian who helped in crafting the law.   Starting 2023, taxpayers earning more than P250,000 a year but not over P8 million will be subject to lower income […]

Gov’t urged to look into plight of private schools

While the Private Education Assistance Committee (PEAC) is urging the government not to marginalize private schools, Senator Win Gatchalian is seeking a Senate inquiry on the complementary roles of public and private schools to achieve the country’s national objectives and sustainable development goals in education.   PEAC is the body that implements programs on government […]

Support education recovery in PH Development Plan

To achieve the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2023-2028’s goals of implementing catch-up programs that will address learning losses, Senator Win Gatchalian is pushing for the passage of measures that will accelerate the education sector’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.   One of these measures is a priority bill of Gatchalian for the 19th Congress: Senate […]

Pagtiyak ng administrasyon para sa dekalidad na edukasyon ng mga guro

Pinapurihan ni Senador Win Gatchalian ang pagtiyak ng administrasyon sa pagkakaroon ng dekalidad na edukasyon at pagsasanay para sa mga guro, bagay na binigyang diin sa Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2023-2028.   Tinutukoy ni Gatchalian ang ganap na pagpapatupad sa Excellence in Teacher Education Act (Republic Act No. 11713) na naging ganap nang batas noong […]

EDCOM II to kick off January 2023

The Second Congressional Commission on Education (EDCOM II) is all set to perform its mandate to evaluate the Philippine education sector’s performance starting January 2023, Senator Win Gatchalian said.   According to Gatchalian, co-chairperson of EDCOM II, this will boost the administration’s effort to effectively address the country’s education crisis, which was aggravated by the […]

LUCs to receive reimbursements for Free Higher Ed implementation

Local universities and colleges (LUCs) will receive immediate reimbursements for the implementation of the free higher education program under the 2023 national budget, Senator Win Gatchalian assures.   The General Appropriations Act of 2023 (Republic Act No. 11936) carries a special provision that Gatchalian proposed, which seeks the immediate reimbursement of the amount required for […]