Despite a slight improvement (+2.66 points) in the Philippines' average performance in the 2022 round of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), Senator Win Gatchalian emphasized that the government should not lose the urgency in stemming the country’s education crisis and accelerating learning recovery.
To assess whether the book publishing industry in the Philippines is keeping up with the changing times and rapid digitalization, Senator Win Gatchalian will seek an oversight review on the Book Publishing Industry Development Act (Republic Act No. 8047).
To address new and persisting challenges that public school teachers face because of the education sector’s volatility and complexity, Senator Win Gatchalian has filed a bill which seeks to amend the 57-year old Magna Carta for Public School Teachers (Republic Act No. 4670).
Senator Win Gatchalian is seeking to leverage digitalization to promote the culture of reading among learners and their communities.
The proposed 2024 national budget will mandate the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) to come up with a training regulation for child development workers (CDWs), Senator Win Gatchalian said.
The Senate Committee on Finance has accepted Senator Win Gatchalian’s recommendation to set aside an allocation for the training of teachers for the MATATAG K to 10 curriculum rollout.
Senator Win Gatchalian wants students from low-income households, including those listed under Listahanan 2.0, to be prioritized as beneficiaries of the Tertiary Education Subsidy (TES) under the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act (Republic Act No. 10931) or the free higher education law. Listahanan is an information management system that identifies who and where the country’s poor are.
Senator Win Gatchalian is proposing the allocation of P1.9 billion for the hiring of non-teaching personnel, which will help decongest teachers’ workload and improve the quality of their teaching.
The Senate Committee on Finance has accepted Senator Win Gatchalian’s proposal to increase the budget for the implementation of the Functional Literacy, Education, and Mass Media Survey (FLEMMS).