First but definitely not the last. Senator Win Gatchalian expressed optimism that the National Academy of Sports (NAS) will produce athletes who will follow in the footsteps of weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz, the first Olympic gold medalist for the Philippines.
To successfully foster innovation in the new normal and aid the country’s post-pandemic recovery, Senator Win Gatchalian pressed the need to improve K to 12 learners’ proficiency in both math and science.
While in-service training can help the teachers with their professional development, Senator Win Gatchalian maintained that aspiring teachers should start receiving quality education and training from teacher education institutions (TEIs) during their pre-service training.
As School Year (SY) 2020-2021 formally ended on July 10, Senator Win Gatchalian pressed the urgent need for a thorough assessment of the Department of Education’s (DepEd) distance learning program to prepare for SY 2021-2022.
The proposed revival of the Congressional Oversight Committee on Education (EDCOM) should pave the way for a more aggressive pursuit of reforms in the basic education sector, Senator Win Gatchalian said.
Following the issuance of an executive order declaring the prevention of teenage pregnancy as a national priority, Senator Win Gatchalian reiterated the need to address existing gaps in delivering comprehensive sexuality education (CSE), which is highlighted in the passage of the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health (RPRH) Act of 2012 (Republic Act 10354).
Amidst the nationwide observance of the National Disaster Resilience Month this July, Senator Win Gatchalian pressed the need to strengthen the basic education sector’s capacity to deliver education in emergency situations, such as the COVID-19 pandemic.
Maximizing the use of satellite technology to widen internet access nationwide will be a boost to the rollout of digital technology in public schools, Senator Win Gatchalian said.
Amid the country’s economic recovery from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Senator Win Gatchalian cites the important role of local universities and colleges (LUCs) in increasing access to education while addressing persistent jobs-skills mismatch.