As cases of COVID-19 continue to rise, Senator Win Gatchalian stresses that there should be no let-up in providing aid to those who need it most, especially in Cebu City which is now considered as the epicenter of COVID-19 in the country.
While imposing new taxes on ‘junk food’ could help curb children’s consumption of food with little or no nutritional value, Senator Win Gatchalian says it is equally important to protect children from harmful commercial marketing that promotes unhealthy products.
Senator Win Gatchalian is urging local government units (LGUs) to initiate dry runs of their localized versions of the Department of Education’s (DepEd) ‘Learning Continuity Plan (LCP) with more than a month to go before classes reopen.
Following the release of an International Labour Organization (ILO) report on how the COVID-19 pandemic is disproportionately affecting young people, especially women, Senator Win Gatchalian says the Department of Education (DepEd) should have a targeted approach to prevent more girls from dropping out of school as we enter into the final stretch of enrollment.
Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the government to train and hire K to 12 graduates to meet the country’s demands for contact tracers to fight COVID-19.
Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the government to carry out a subsidy program similar to the Paycheck Protection Program of the United States to prevent further lay-offs in the country as quarantine measures take a huge bite out of businesses’ bottom line.