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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Senator Win Gatchalian has filed a bill that seeks to provide for a more responsive and comprehensive regulation for the practice of the medical profession, which would include upgraded standards on basic medical education, medical internship, and post-graduate medical education and training.
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.
Amid the nationwide celebration of the Local Government Month, Senator Win Gatchalian is pushing to strengthen the involvement of local government units (LGUs) in improving the delivery and quality of basic education.