Arabic Language, Islamic Values education institutionalization pushed

Amid the celebration of Eid al-Fitr to mark the end of Ramadan, Senator Win Gatchalian continues his push to institutionalize and strengthen the Arabic Language and Islamic Values Education (ALIVE) Program in all public and private basic education schools outside the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).   Through Senate Bill No. 382 or […]

Government policy on hiring K to 12 senior high school graduates slammed

Senator Win Gatchalian has slammed the government’s policy on the hiring of K to 12 senior high school graduates, calling it a great disservice to learners and their families who had to shoulder the financial burden of two more years of high school.   In a public hearing on the Batang Magaling Act (Senate Bill […]

College-aged individuals keen on ROTC revival

Aside from having overwhelming support across different socioeconomic classes, the proposal to implement the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) in college has broad support across different age groups, including college-aged individuals.   Senator Win Gatchalian shared this detail from the results of a commissioned Pulse Asia survey, which showed that 78% or nearly 8 out […]

Nearly 8 out of 10 Filipinos support mandatory ROTC in college

Nearly eight out of 10 Filipinos support the implementation of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) in college.   This is the result of a Pulse Asia survey which asked adult Filipino respondents if they are in favor of implementing ROTC at the tertiary level. The survey was conducted from March 15 to 19 this […]

Ensure alignment of Basic Ed, Early Childhood Ed to strengthen learning continuity

Senator Win Gatchalian has filed a bill that will ensure the alignment of basic education curriculum and early childhood education (ECEd) to strengthen the learning continuum.   Senate Bill No. 2029 amends Republic Act (RA) No. 10410 or the Early Years Act of 2013 to address challenges hounding ECEd in the country. To ensure that […]

Inclusive education law for learners with disabilities must be fully enforced

The government must commit to fully and effectively implement the law on inclusive education for learners with disabilities, Senator Win Gatchalian said.   The senator is referring to Republic Act No. 11650 or Instituting a Policy of Inclusion and Services for Learners with Disabilities in Support of Inclusive Education Act, which he sponsored during the […]

Boost K to 12 graduates’ readiness to meet labor market demands

Senator Win Gatchalian has filed a bill to help address the mismatch between the skills of K to 12 graduates and the demands of the labor market.   Under the Batang Magaling Act (Senate Bill No. 2022), Gatchalian proposes the creation of the National and Local Batang Magaling Councils to strengthen the linkages and collaboration […]

Bill to create National Education Council refiled

To improve the harmonization of policies between the three education sub-sectors of the country, Senator Win Gatchalian has refiled a bill that seeks to create the National Education Council (NEDCO).   Senate Bill No. 2017 or the National Education Council Act creates the NEDCO to institutionalize a system of national coordination, planning, monitoring, evaluation, and […]