Gatchalian urges swift action to elevate reading proficiency as students return to school

As students return to school, Senator Win Gatchalian urgently calls for swift action to enhance reading proficiency, citing that a nationwide reading program will be implemented starting Jan. 12 this year in all public schools as part of the government’s initiatives to improve the literacy skills of basic education students.  Gatchalian emphasized the urgency of […]

Gatchalian: 2024 budget to avert free higher education funding deficiencies

The 2024 General Appropriations Act (GAA) or Republic Act No. 11975 will address the potential funding deficiency in free higher education in State Universities and Colleges (SUCs), Senator Win Gatchalian assured. The 2024 GAA carried a special provision that Gatchalian proposed, which provides that the unused balances of the Higher Education Development Fund (HEDF) shall […]

Gatchalian: 2024 budget assures funding for ALS, learners with disabilities

The 2024 national budget assures funding for the implementation of Alternative Learning System (ALS) programs and learning resources for learners with disabilities, Senator Win Gatchalian said. Under the signed 2024 General Appropriations Act (Republic Act No.11975), at least P632.48 million is allotted under the Flexible Learning Options for the implementation of ALS programs, provision of […]

Gatchalian: Mental health programs in schools get P210M under 2024 budget

The 2024 national budget has allocated P210 million for the implementation of mental health programs and advocacies of the Department of Education (DepEd), Senator Win Gatchalian assured.   Gatchalian originally proposed P160 million for the implementation of mental health programs to address the mental crisis plaguing the country’s schools. Based on DepEd data, 1,686 learners […]

Gatchalian: Accelerate digitalization to ensure adequate learning materials

Senator Win Gatchalian is pushing to accelerate digitalization to ensure that Filipino learners will have adequate and quality learning materials.   The 2022 round of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) showed that compared to other Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development countries on average (-0.17), the index of shortage of educational materials in […]

Gatchalian: 2022 PISA results highlight need for quality education, training for teachers

Following the release of the 2022 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) results, Senator Win Gatchalian pressed the need to ensure quality education and training for teachers.   The 2022 PISA results revealed that from 2018 to 2022, there was an increase in the percentage of Filipino students in schools lacking teaching staff and with […]

Gatchalian pushes proposal for Math and Science High School in all provinces

To help address the stagnation of Filipino learners’ mathematical and scientific literacy as shown in the latest round of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), Senator Win Gatchalian is pushing his proposal to have at least one public math and science high school in all provinces in the Philippines.   Gatchalian made this proposal […]