To DSWD: Tap PTAs to implement Parent Effectiveness Service vs bullying

Senator Win Gatchalian is proposing that the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) work with Parent-Teacher Associations (PTA) in implementing the Parent Effectiveness Service Program Act (Republic Act No. 11908) to strengthen parental involvement in child development such as preventing bullying.   Gatchalian made this call as experts highlight how children engaged in bullying […]

Unreported bullying cases alarming; improved mechanisms for reporting needed

Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the Department of Education (DepEd) to improve its mechanisms for the reporting of bullying cases in the country’s schools.   Gatchalian pointed to the discrepancies on the DepEd’s data and the findings of international large-scale assessments which, according to the senator, points to a large number of cases that went […]

DepEd’s mental health programs should be cohesive, holistic

The Department of Education’s (DepE) mental health program should be both cohesive and holistic to effectively uphold the well-being of learners, Senator Win Gatchalian said.   Gatchalian is alarmed that the implementation of mental health programs is not consistent across the country’s schools. He said many mental health disorders come with a heightened risk of […]

Pursue inquiry on implementation of sexuality education in schools

As the Commission on Population and Development (POPCOM) raises concerns on teenage pregnancies among minors aged 10 to 14, Senator Win Gatchalian said he will pursue a Senate inquiry to help strengthen the Department of Education’s implementation of Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE).   Despite the decline of early pregnancies in the 15 to 19 age […]

Senate inquiry on state of education in BARMM

Senator Win Gatchalian is seeking an inquiry on the state of education in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) to address low enrollment, improve learner outcomes, and improve access to quality basic education in the region.   “Several decades of armed conflict and civil unrest have greatly affected the quality of basic education […]

Senate inquiry on implementation of anti-bullying law

Senator Win Gatchalian has filed a resolution seeking a Senate inquiry on the status of the implementation of the Anti-Bullying Act of 2013 (Republic Act No. 10627) to address the alarming incidence of bullying in the country’s schools to recommend policy and legislative interventions for its effective enforcement.   Gatchalian filed Proposed Senate Resolution No. […]

Survey says local language is least preferred medium of instruction for Grades 1-3

A language spoken in a particular region is FIlipinos’ least preferred medium of instruction for Grades 1 to 3, results of a Pulse Asia survey commissioned by Senator Win Gatchalian show.   The survey, which was conducted from September 17-21, 2022, asked 1,200 respondents their opinion on which language or languages should be used as […]

PNU to confer Gatchalian with Doctor of Education, honoris causa

Senator Win Gatchalian will receive today the honorary degree of Doctor of Education, honoris causa, from the Philippine Normal University (PNU).   The conferment of the honorary degree is a recognition of Gatchalian’s leadership in the enactment of several landmark laws like the Excellence in Teacher Act (Republic Act No. 11713), which seeks to improve […]

Survey says lack of classrooms should be top priority of DepEd

Lack of classrooms. Based on the results of a Pulse Asia survey commissioned by Senator Win Gatchalian, more than half of Filipinos think this is the top issue that the Department of Education (DepEd) should immediately address.   According to the results of the survey, which was conducted between September 17-21, 2022, 52% of respondents […]