Senator Win Gatchalian said he wants local government units to be actively involved in the implementation of the Philippine National Police’s (PNP) 911 emergency service.
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).
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.
Senator Win Gatchalian flagged unfilled positions and low salaries in the country's tax-collecting agencies.
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.
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.
Senator Win Gatchalian called for an increase in the level of subsidy provided by the government for the modernization program for public utility vehicles (PUVs).
Ahead of the Senate budget briefing of the Department of Health (DOH) and its attached agencies, Senator Win Gatchalian said he will seek updates on the rollout of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation’s (PhilHealth) packages for mental health illnesses.
A reconciled version of the proposed Ease of Paying Taxes Act has been ratified by the Senate, putting the measure an inch away from getting enacted into law, Senator Win Gatchalian said.