Funding support for learners with disabilities

Senator Win Gatchalian has vowed to ensure that learners with disabilities will receive funding support under the 2023 national budget.   Gatchalian made this statement after the proposed budget of P532 million for the Special Education (SPED) was not considered in the proposed National Expenditure Program (NEP). The lawmaker emphasized the need for the government […]

Bill to establish the Philippine Online Library

Senator Win Gatchalian has filed a bill that seeks to establish the Philippine Online Library, which will give elementary and secondary learners free and undisrupted access to digitized copies of textbooks and learning materials.   Under Senate Bill No. 477 or the Philippine Online Library Act, the Department of Education (DepEd) is mandated to create […]

Math and Science High Schools in all provinces

Senator Win Gatchalian has refiled a measure that seeks to establish a math and science high school in all provinces nationwide, a move that aligns with the administration’s directive to strengthen focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) in basic education.   Under Senate Bill No. 476 or the Equitable Access to Math and […]

Expansion of senior high school voucher program

Senator Win Gatchalian is eyeing the expansion of the Senior High School-Voucher Program (SHS-VP) to help struggling private schools recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.   “We can expand the voucher program. Sa voucher program kasi, dadalhin ng estudyante yung voucher sa school at pwedeng maging source ng revenue ng eskwelahan. Even though […]

On National Teachers’ Month: Uphold teachers’ welfare, raise their salaries

Following the celebration of the National Teachers’ Month from September 5 to October 5, Senator Win Gatchalian vowed to pursue measures that will uphold the welfare of teachers and raise their salaries.   The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Basic Education thanked teachers for their hard work and sacrifice to ensure learning continuity despite […]

Invest in learning recovery to mitigate impact of school closures

Senator Win Gatchalian has reiterated the urgent need to invest in the implementation of a nationwide program for academic recovery to avert the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, including trillions of pesos in productivity losses resulting from the lack of face-to-face classes.   In a Senate panel hearing on Senate Bill No. 150 or the […]

Probe on rising adolescent pregnancies, HIV infections among youth

Senator Win Gatchalian has filed a resolution seeking a Senate inquiry on the rising cases of teenage pregnancies and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infections among the Filipino youth.   The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) noted that teenage pregnancy is a consequence of having little to no access to school information, or sexual and reproductive […]

Strengthen parental involvement in education

Senator Win Gatchalian wants to strengthen the involvement of parents in children’s education, growth, and development.   Gatchalian said the new law or Republic Act No. 11908 known as the Parent Effectiveness Service (PES) Program Act, which he principally authored, establishes the PES Program to assist all parents and parent-substitutes in strengthening their knowledge and […]

Schools urged: Enforce child protection program to combat sexual harassment

Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the country’s basic education institutions to enforce their child protection program to combat all forms of violence and abuse against learners, including sexual harassment.   Gatchalian made this call as the Department of Education (DepEd) probes six teachers who allegedly made sexual advances on learners at the Bacoor National High […]