Education

Education
by Win Gatchalian on September, 21, 2021

‘Teacher Education Excellence’ bill approval a major step out of education crisis

The Senate has approved on third and final reading a bill that aims to improve the quality of teacher education and training in the country.

Education
by Win Gatchalian on September, 18, 2021

Increased ALS enrollment pushed

Senator Win Gatchalian bats for increased enrollment in the Alternative Learning System (ALS), where registration is currently at 33.27% of last year’s.

Education
by Win Gatchalian on September, 15, 2021

Education, economic ‘scars’ because of school closures

At a briefing of the Development Budget Coordinating Committee (DBCC) on the proposed 2022 National Expenditure Program (NEP), Senator Win Gatchalian flagged both the education and economic scars that will result from prolonged school closures because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Education
by Win Gatchalian on September, 13, 2021

On the opening of SY 2021-2022: Uphold the safety of education frontliners

As more than 24.6 million learners resume home-based learning at the opening of SY 2021-2022, Senator Win Gatchalian reiterated the need to uphold the safety and welfare of the country’s teachers, non-teaching staff, and school officials amid the persisting threat of COVID-19.

Education
by Win Gatchalian on September, 11, 2021

Another year of school closures to have long-term damage to learners, national development

Citing the impact of another year of school closures to the country’s learners and to long-term national development, Senator Win Gatchalian pressed the urgency of starting the pilot testing of localized, limited face-to-face classes in low-risk areas.

Education
by Win Gatchalian on September, 8, 2021

Push for ‘zero illiteracy’ on International Literacy Day

Amid the observance of International Literacy Day today, September 8, Senator Win Gatchalian pressed the need to achieve zero illiteracy nationwide.

Education
by Win Gatchalian on September, 6, 2021

Immediate financial aid needed for COVID-19 treatment of teachers, staff

With classes set to open amid the spread of the more transmissible Delta variant, Senator Win Gatchalian is pressing the national government to uphold the welfare of teachers, especially those falling ill with COVID-19.

Education
by Win Gatchalian on September, 5, 2021

Prepare LGUs for COVID-19 vaccine rollout to minors

Following the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) approval of drugmaker Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine for inoculating minors aged 12-17, Senator Win Gatchalian pressed the urgency of preparing local government units (LGUs) for the vaccination of the age group.

Education
by Win Gatchalian on September, 1, 2021

Exempt teachers’ election honoraria from tax

With roughly a month to go before the end of registration for the 2022 polls, Senator Win Gatchalian pushes anew for the tax exemption of teachers’ election honoraria.