A Southeast Asia-wide study on the learning outcomes of Grade 5 students showed that a large number of Filipino learners are not proficient enough in Reading, Writing, and Math to advance to secondary school. For Senator Win Gatchalian, this reiterates the urgency of rolling out basic education curriculum reforms that would boost Filipino learners’ basic competencies.
Amid the celebration of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Senator Win Gatchalian reiterated the need to institutionalize accessible and disability-responsive education services nationwide.
Senator Win Gatchalian eyes introducing legislation that will give every public school learner a laptop and access to the internet.
In an upcoming Senate public hearing that will discuss updates on the opening of classes, Senator Win Gatchalian will raise the issues on erroneous learning materials distributed to learners.
Senator Win Gatchalian called on the government to ensure interventions that would prevent a possible spike in teenage pregnancies in storm-hit areas, a phenomenon observed in the aftermath of Typhoon Yolanda in 2013.
While learners affected by recent storms await the printing and distribution of new sets of learning materials, Senator Win Gatchalian proposed anew to resume classes through “purok workshops” if they are in COVID-19-free or ‘low-risk’ areas.
Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the Department of Education (DepEd) and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to convert school buildings into typhoon-resistant structures.
Amid the celebration of the National Children’s Month this November, Senator Win Gatchalian urged both public and private schools to boost their programs that raise awareness on children’s rights.
If businesses can operate at limited capacities, limited face-to-face classes should also be allowed. Senator Win Gatchalian made this call as he pitched the idea of holding limited face-to-face classes through ‘purok workshops’ in areas with little or no transmission of COVID-19.