Basic education panel to hold inquiry on MATATAG curriculum

The Senate Committee on Basic Education will conduct an inquiry on the MATATAG K to 10 curriculum to assess the Department of Education’s (DepEd) readiness for its rollout, Senator Win Gatchalian said.   The chairperson of the Senate basic education panel pressed the importance of ensuring the effective implementation of the MATATAG K-10 curriculum to […]

Gatchalian seeks stronger LGU involvement in education

Amid the celebration of the local government week this second week of October, Senator Win Gatchalian pushes anew his proposal to strengthen the involvement of local government units (LGUs) in improving the delivery and quality of education.   Gatchalian, Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Basic Education, made this proposal in the 21st Century School […]

Gatchalian’s proposal: Use mother tongue-based instruction only in monolingual classes

To address challenges surrounding the implementation of the Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education (MTB-MLE), Senator Win Gatchalian has filed a bill that seeks to redefine the application of the mother tongue’s use as a medium of instruction.   Under Senate Bill No. 2457, Gatchalian proposes that except for monolingual classes from Kindergarten to Grade 3, the […]

Gatchalian to file bill updating Magna Carta for Public School Teachers

Amid the celebration of World Teachers’ Day today, October 5, Senator Win Gatchalian said that he will soon be filing a bill that aims to update the Magna Carta for Public School Teachers (Republic Act No. 4670).   Among the new provisions that Gatchalian will introduce is the grant of a special hardship allowance to […]

Gatchalian wants P4.1 billion deficiency for free higher education in SUCs filled

Senator Win Gatchalian stated that he wants to address the estimated P4.1 billion in deficiencies for free higher education in State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) in the next fiscal year, pressing the need to ensure quality in the delivery of higher education.   During the hearing on the proposed 2024 budget of the Commission on […]

Gatchalian wants nationwide literacy, education survey done more regularly

Senator Win Gatchalian is pushing for a more regular conduct of the Functional Literacy, Education and Mass Media Survey (FLEMMS) for better monitoring of the country’s literacy rates. The FLEMMS is a household-based nationwide survey conducted every five years. The FLEMMS 2019 was the sixth in the series starting in 1989.   In a hearing […]

TESDA program to professionalize barangay day care workers

Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) to come up with a program that will professionalize barangay workers, including day care workers and teachers.   During a briefing on the proposed 2024 budget of TESDA, Gatchalian cited the examples of the Barangay Health Services and Community Nutrition Services program, […]