Proper teaching of GMRC, Values Education

Amid the nationwide celebration of Filipino Values Month, Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the Department of Education (DepEd) to ensure the proper teaching of Good Manners and Right Conduct (GMRC) and Values Education in the country’s basic education schools.   Republic Act No. 11476 or the GMRC and Values Education Act, which Gatchalian sponsored during […]

On National Children’s Month: Pandemic recovery should uphold children’s welfare

Amid the nationwide celebration of National Children’s Month this November, Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the government to ensure that the country’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic will uphold the welfare of children.   Gatchalian emphasized the toll of the COVID-19 pandemic on children, especially during the imposition of lockdowns. Aside from learning loss due […]

Creation of National Public School Database

Senator Win Gatchalian is seeking the creation of a National Public School Database to promote an easier and seamless access to education for the public through a streamlined enrollment process.   Under Gatchalian’s Senate Bill No. 478 or the Public School Database Act, the Department of Education (DepEd) is mandated to develop, operate, and maintain […]

On full face-to-face classes: Exhaust all measures to ensure safety of learners, teachers

As schools nationwide resume five days of face-to-face classes, Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the Department of Education (DepEd) and Department of Health (DOH) to exhaust all measures to protect learners and teachers from COVID-19.   Aside from strictly implementing public health protocols and installing adequate handwashing and sanitation facilities, Gatchalian called on the DOH […]

Long-term solutions to teacher workload congestion

While the Department of Education (DepEd) is set to release a “workload balancing tool” to address teachers’ workload issues, Senator Win Gatchalian bats for long-term solutions that include digitalization and the hiring of enough non-teaching personnel in schools. Gatchalian has been urging the DepEd to adopt a proposal from the Philippine Institute for Development Studies […]

K to 12 review to address senior high school graduates’ employability

Strategies to boost the employability of senior high school (SHS) graduates will be among the outputs of the K to 12 program review, Senator Win Gatchalian said.   Gatchalian, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Basic Education, made this statement as Vice President and Secretary of Education Sara Duterte urged the private sector to consider […]

Senate review of laws on free internet, distance learning

Senator Win Gatchalian is seeking a Senate inquiry on the implementation of two laws that would help ensure reliable internet and continuous learning during emergency situations: the Free Internet Access in Public Places Act (Republic Act No. 10929) and the Open Distance Learning Act (Republic No. 10650).   In filing Proposed Resolution No. 59, Gatchalian […]

Lack of readiness to roll out mother tongue-based education flagged

Senator Win Gatchalian is alarmed that nearly 10 years after the K to 12 law (Republic Act No. 10533) institutionalized Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education (MTB-MLE), a study has found that less than only 10% of the country’s schools is ready to effectively implement the program.   While the Department of Education (DepEd) is yet to […]